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Great progress for Metro-driven urban intensification and social housing in Cape Town and a Strategic Partner Certificate for Rooftops Canada

By Lizette Zuniga, Technical Advisor A little more than one year ago, I started working in South Africa with the Rooftops Canada and Equal Spaces Project. It is helping several South African Metros to reverse the legacy of apartheid spatial … Continue reading

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A Gender Equality Strategy for Social Housing in South Africa

By Jo Ferris-Davies The Equal Spaces Project is committed to helping develop a gender equality strategy for the social housing sector in South Africa. Based on this the project will support some initial interventions. There is very little information available … Continue reading

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Housing Supervisors: A programmatic response to capacity development

By Jo Ferris-Davies Last week, I was involved with NASHO’s Housing Supervisor’s course.  This highly interactive 11 day course is broken down into one, two, and three day modules. It covers the background to social housing, understanding how a social … Continue reading

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Barry Pinsky Receives Award from Governor General By Scott Jackson, President, Rooftops Canada

  The Board of Rooftops Canada is very proud to announce that our Executive Director, Barry Pinsky, has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. The Meritorious Service Awards “recognize outstanding … Continue reading

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Social Housing Portfolio Diversification in South Africa

By Jo Ferris-Davies On May 24, the Equal Spaces Project and the National Association of Social Housing Organizations held a full day workshop in Johannesburg for social housing institutions (SHIs) interested in developing for profit housing within their overall housing … Continue reading

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The Kenya Urban Farms Grow Homes Campaign is Underway!

Rooftops Canada and its long-time partner Mazingira Institute have been encouraging people in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya, to grow food and raise livestock on small bits of land.  This year we are asking you to help our campaign to … Continue reading

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Rooftops Canada Study part 2 – Johannesburg

By: Janet Kreda Stories of the riots in Soweto were potent memories from my youth, along with Peter Gabriel’s anthem for Steve Biko and the controversy stirred by Paul Simon’s Graceland album. Having participated in the divestment campaign in the … Continue reading

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