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April 1 - COVID-19 has inevitably changed the way we do business and impacted individuals with severe mental health and addiction challenges. As the industry attempts to navigate itself through an addictions and housing crisis, many organizations that provide permanent long term housing do not have immediate availability and as a result, long waitlists*

While SupportiveLiving.ca has traditionally offered permanent, long term h

February 2, 2021 - We are thrilled to announce that SupportiveLiving.ca has won another National Award and has been named HOUSING SUPPORT SERVICE OF THE YEAR – 2020/21. This honour comes on the heels of the national Canada over 50s Housing Award just one year ago.

Founder and President of SupportiveLiving.ca, Vishal Chityal, commented: “I am truly honored and humbled that in a time where the Coronavirus pandemic ha

Jan 19, 2021 - As a community, everyone is struggling to adhere to the restrictions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Dealing with lockdowns, isolation, social distancing and balancing life and our own mental health has not been an easy feat.  Even through harsh economic times and job loss, the majority of us still have our basic needs in place – food, shelter and water. What about those who have no housing?

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Dec 21, 2020 – This year, Christmas will not be the same. The COVID-19 pandemic presents many challenges on how we celebrate the holidays.

“The new normal.”

These are all factors that have now become a staple part of our lives: Wearing masks, testing, lockdowns, no visitation, social distancing and isolation.

Being alone, during the best of times, is a very hard reality to accept -- especiall

Nov 26, 2020 - On a week by week basis, we are beginning to understand the ever-evolving characteristics of COVID-19. Experts are predicting that a second wave could be more damaging than the first, with a result of increased cases.

Easing restrictions may not likely be the answer. The corona virus is still out there.

At SupportiveLiving.ca, we have prudently elected to maintain the original protocol of no visitation e

 

Nov 16, 2020 – SupportiveLiving.ca is celebrating! The past fifteen years gives us a lot to reflect upon.

SL President and Founder Vishal Chityal was told by many in the industry that his model of housing would not work as long term housing for individuals with mental health vulnerabilities.  15 years later, after successfully starting up and acquiring many homes, SL now houses hundreds of residents a

 

Nov 5, 2020 - At the beginning of October, we kicked off our Be Well and Stay Well Program. SupportiveLiving.ca CEO and President Vishal Chityal donated t-shirts and personal wellness kits to all our frontline workers and hundreds of residents across each of our homes in the Niagara and West regions.

Wellness party with residents and staff at Humberstone Manor and above picture at Beatrice Manor

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Oct 28, 2020 - Brace yourselves. This winter is going to be long and dark. For the average person, the winter blues are a common phenomenon. However, with the second wave of the coronavirus looming over us, the winter blues may develop into more serious mental health conditions - anxiety and depression to name a few.

It has been reported that one in four Canadians say that their current state of mental health is worse than during the

Oct 2, 2020 - Since the beginning of March when the Coronavirus pandemic started, SL management and frontline staff have worked tirelessly to keep COVID-19 out of our residences.

Although the past several months have been challenging, keeping our congregate home settings safe and our residents COVID-free has been top priority. We are relieved and happy to say that so far our efforts are paying off in this fight with our reside

June 30, 2020 - In the last few months, the entire world has experienced life changing events. There has been changes to the way we work, live, play, interact and raise our children. Never before did we anticipate seeing something of this magnitude in our lifetime.

Although we are not out of the woods yet, communities across Ontario are making progress. I want to give a shout of recognition to all the women, men and child