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SupportiveLiving.ca 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 SupportiveLiving.ca, 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 work

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 ambi

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

SupportiveLiving.ca is proud to announce that they are the recipient of a National Enablement Award. Canadian over 50’s Housing Awards bestowed the honour upon SupportiveLiving.ca in a ceremony that took place in Mississauga, Ontario on Dec 10, 2019.

SupportiveLiving.ca's management team from left to right: Shama Chaudhry, (Director of Communications), Cynthia Lamb (Regional Supervisor), Jacqueline Honey

What is Supportive Living?

Adequate and suitable housing contributes to physical and mental well-being.

Supportive Living homes provide the advantages of living independently, combining affordable housing with organizational support services, to connect people struggling with chronic mental health issues, receive appropriate health care.

As stated in the Homeless Hub

Do you sometimes feel like a hamster on a wheel when you are faced with challenging clients who are hard to stabilize? As much as industry professionals want to stabilize housing for their clients, sometimes we feel like we are on an endless cycle of hospitalization, incarceration, and homelessness.

The cycle of homelessness, incarceration, and hospitalization

Despite efforts to bri

"The single greatest risk to patient safety in care homes is medication use: specifically medication errors and adverse drug events…" – College of Physicians and Surgeons

The Importance of Medication Management in Supportive Living Homes

Not all pharmacies are created equal. The importance of medication management and a supportive living environment go hand in hand. Once t