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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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Study Visit ’15: Inspiration

By Jerry Boyer In July 2015 I had the opportunity to travel to Africa as a part of a Canadian delegation studying Innovations in Social Housing.  What I experienced was abundant inspiration!  Africa is a magical place—high plateaus, mountains, savannahs, … Continue reading

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African Housing Leaders Reflect on an Inspiring 3 days in Johannesburg

By Thandi Nkomo “The workshop has left a mark on my life.” “It is about the stakeholder with me in mind.” This simple concept was the most significant thing I took away from the Leadership and Communications workshop Rooftops Canada … Continue reading

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Study Visit ’15: Think Globally, Act Locally

By James Calderone Think globally, act locally. This has long been a popular saying – and seems to underscore the efforts of many in the co-op housing sector.  Their key concerns: access to safe, secure homes and opportunities for empowerment … Continue reading

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