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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

June 15, 2020 - With the existing supply chain of PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) allotted to hospital systems and large organizations, smaller homes in the industry struggle to secure an adequate supply.

SupportiveLiving CEO Vishal Chityal identified seven homes in the Golden Horseshoe area that were unable to secure reuseable masks, surgical masks, sanitizers, sanitation products, and donated a three month supply of

May 22, 2020 – From my experience in the mental health housing industry, I know that a good state of mental health is vital when it comes to our well-being, for our team members and for residents alike. Personal and community interaction lends to sense of belonging and its positive effects help individuals live longer. Even before COVID-19, loneliness was a growing public health concern and one of its main causes was social isol

May 12, 2020 --Bed Availability

With COVID-19 restrictions slowly lifting and in efforts to ease the burden on the hospital system, we are pleased to announce that we will be accepting new admissions based on the following criteria:

1) Client is discharged directly from hospital into a SupportiveLiving Residence2) There is a 24-hour COVID-19 test conducted prior to discharge that is negative

For all other clien

May 1, 2020 – Over the past seven weeks since restrictions have been placed on our communities due to COVID-19 we have seen the housing industry turned upside down, with a monumental increase in demand for affordable housing as well as housing for the vulnerable and an increased pressure on an already stressed industry.

I would like to take a moment to applaud all Frontline workers across Canada, the unsung heroes of our

April 18, 2020 -In a shocking statement by Ian McCallum posted to his blog with regards to Walnut Manor, he has once again raised questions as to the operations of in St. Thomas.

Ian McCallum chooses to attack SupportiveLiving on a constant basis to serve his own political agenda. For many months, well before COVID-19 was even a current topic, was monitoring the situation closely.


March 20, 2020 - Fourteen years ago when I built my first home in Welland, Ontario, I was able to house four so-called “unhousable” residents who had fallen through the cracks in the health care system, with critics trying to convince me that what I was doing was not “worth it” and not possible. Since then I have not looked back and have housed hundreds of Ontario’s vulnerable mental health population. Wi


February 18, 2020 - is proud to present a six-part blog series: From Corporate to Community – A Tale of Two Realities.

Shama Chaudhry, now Director of Communications for, is a published author, international best-seller and has worked in Corporate Canada for most of her career.

This blog series is a reflection of her transformation moving from the corporate space to w

This is Part 1 of a six-part blog series entitled From Corporate to Community - A Tale of Two Realities

It was September 2016. I sat at my cubicle, staring at my computer, the cursor blinking back at me. I woke up that morning, in complete dread of my routine: the commute, a hundred unread emails and looming deadlines.

After fifteen years, my heart wasn’t in it any more. The ambition for climbing the corporate la

While I was at Corporate, every turn I took towards advancement was a trial. When you come from a place where you once loved your job and suddenly you're thrown into a space where everything is in constant flux, the need for stability is paramount.

Although agility was one of my key strengths, there was only so much change I could endure. With being constantly told you can do better, I was up for the challenge, but as I mentio