Sunday, May 31, 2009
Just wanted you to know that the folks at the Milton Christian Churches meeting were very interested in pursuing an Out of the Cold program for Milton. Our organization might be interested in doing some fund-raising for it and definitely in advertising it through the churches for volunteers and other support. They recommended the need for a steering committee and project leader. Another thing to think about is potential sites. It's no good to look to churches who are ideally situated but who will not step up with a facility. We need to find something that can be rented for the purpose (and possibly renovated if necessary) with which all of the churches could feel comfortable with and support. It could even be a vacant industrial unit or something like that. Lorna Turner, Secretary / Treasurer, Milton Area Christian Churches Working Together email@example.com. wanted us to know that there is definitely some interest out there, and this fall might even be do-able with a committed leader to drive it.
Bob Walker and I attended the Halton Task Force. We met with Paul Gregory, Project Manager, who has had experience with OOTC programs in Toronto and is anxious to see us succeed with our OOTC. He also gave us the name of Jacques Tremblay of Dixon Hall who can help us, perhaps for a fee. I wonder if it would be possible or beneficial to invite Paul Gregory and/or Jacques Trembay to our meeting on June 10.
Monday, May 11, 2009
This is the information background for the All Saints OOTC program. This will assist is developing a similar program for Milton.
Friday, May 8, 2009
The Halton Region's Housing Task Force is calling on residents and organizations to share their ideas for the development of affordable housing opportunities in Halton at two public meetings being held in May. The public meetings will take place on Thursday May 14 from 6-9pm at the Town of Halton Halls Council Chambers located at 1 Halton Hills Drive, Georgetown and on Thursday May 21 from 6-9pm at Halton Regional Council Chambers located at 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville. Anyone who wishes to pre-register by calling Paul gregory at halton region at 905 825 6000 ext 4423, toll free 1-866-442-5866 or by email at Paul.Gregory@halton.ca. Visit the Halton website at www.halton.ca The task force is required to report back to Council later in 2009 with recommendations for developing potential housing projects.