Brantford Native Housing

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1. Vision / Goals

1.1. Access to a safe, affordable and secure place to live in peace and dignity.

1.2. Freedom from discrimination based on level of income, gender, disability, race, ethnicity, creed, age, family status, marital status, sexual orientation, presence of children, receipt of public assistance, citizenship, employment status or social condition.

1.3. Secure tenure, establishing the right of all people to a home and to a safe and healthy environment; preventing eviction for convenience, profit or as a means of punishment; stopping economic eviction by unpredictable and unaffordable rent increases, or eviction by violence or harassment; recognizing the rights of women, children and others to maintain their homes free from violence and especially the rights of Aboriginal communities their culture and traditions.

1.4. Community services for health, work, income, transportation, childcare and education.

1.5. Resources for Aboriginal groups and individuals, including financial, legal, political and organizational support.

2. Cultural Diversity

2.1. Aboriginal Cultural Program

2.2. Aboriginal Family and Youth Courtwork

2.3. Aboriginal Criminal Courtwork

2.4. Aboriginal Healing and Wellness

2.5. Aboriginal Youth Outreach

2.5.1. Program Goals To prevent urban, at-risk Aboriginal youth from becoming involved with the law and to prevent them from re-offending by providing positive alternatives and thereby reduce the representation of Aboriginal youth in the criminal justice system. Services include: Anger Management Peer counselling supports Homework Help and Study Skills Advocacy in school and court Employment referral services Violence prevention training Access to Traditional Teachings, sports and recreational activities, guidance, and Youth Groups

2.6. Canada Prenatal Nutrition

2.7. Canada Action Program for Children

2.8. Cultural Development

2.9. Hanihgo:wa (Great Father) Parenting Program

2.10. Transitional Home Project

3. Access to Programs

3.1. Events and programs take place at different locations throughout the city. There is a calendar of events on their website.

3.2. To be eligible for housing, a minimum of 50% of family members must be of Native Ancestry and applications are accepted in a chronological order.

4. More information

4.1. Volunteers are always welcome based on need for specific jobs. Criminal record check is required, oath of confidentiality must be signed and upheld, and attend meetings as needed.