Author Archives: Rooftops Canada

About Rooftops Canada

Rooftops Canada is the international development program of co-operative and social housing organizations in Canada. Rooftops Canada works with partner organizations to improve housing conditions, build sustainable communities and develop a shared vision of equitable global development. Rooftops Canada's focus is on disadvantaged communities in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe.

South African Study Visit Offers Valuable Insights and Inspiration

By: Jo Ferris-Davies, Senior Technical Advisor, Rooftops Canada I was very fortunate to accompany a study visit of senior South African social housing sector representatives to Toronto in March. It was a wonderful opportunity to check the pulse of our social … Continue reading

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Sharing best practices: South African study visit to Toronto and Hamilton

By: Brad Lester, Overseas Program Manager, Rooftops Canada We were sorry to see our South African study visitors return home on 25 March after an exciting and exhausting week in Toronto and Hamilton. Three of our visitors, Kelikile Kwinana, Phakamile … Continue reading

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Women, Children and Social Housing

By: Jo Ferris-Davies One of the reasons I decided to work and move to South Africa was to make a difference.  I think this is something everyone who works in social housing can relate to. I have always been impressed with … Continue reading

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Early Days: Engaging with Metros in South Africa

By: Lizette Zuniga, Senior Technical Advisor, Rooftops Canada Over the past few months, my work on the Equal Spaces: Social Housing to End Spatial Apartheid in South Africa Project has led me to engaging with public, private sector and community … Continue reading

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My First 4 Months in South Africa

By: Lizette Zuniga, Senior Technical Advisor, Rooftops Canada It has been an incredible non-stop adventure since I arrived in Johannesburg on October 1st 2016 to work on the Equal Spaces: Social Housing to End Spatial Apartheid in South Africa Project. … Continue reading

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Growing the Social Housing Sector in South Africa

By: Jo Ferris-Davies I am happy to report that I have settled into Johannesburg since arriving here in late September 2016 to work with Rooftops Canada on the Equal Spaces: Social Housing to End Spatial Apartheid in South Africa Project. … Continue reading

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Moving to South Africa

By: Jo Ferris-Davies I have been hired by Rooftops Canada as a Senior Technical Advisor working with Social Housing Institutions (SHI’s) through NASHO, the SHRA (government regulatory board) and municipalities to establish sustainable mechanisms to promote efficient development and maintenance … Continue reading

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