In Canada, housing has become a critical issue. People with disabilities in Toronto face it daily due to high rents and a tight market, which make housing costs exceed ODSP cheques and other assistance. Community Living Toronto aims to tackle the housing crisis by utilizing a cherished asset. Brad Saunders, the CEO, and James Janeiro, the Director of Community Engagement and Policy, will discuss the opportunity presented at the Lawson site in Scarborough. The project will build hundreds of affordable housing units, many of which will target people with disabilities and their communities. Discover more about the project, the process, and how your organization can join this city-building opportunity.

About Speakers

Brad Saunders is the Chief Executive Officer of Community Living Toronto. He had been the Regional Executive Director of the Etobicoke and North York regions for four years. Brad’s previous roles include Executive Director of the Bob Rumball Associations for the Deaf and Program Supervisor with the Ontario Ministry of Children & Youth Services and Community & Social Services.

James Janeiro is the Community Engagement and Policy at Community Living Toronto. Prior to joining CLTO, James served Premier Kathleen Wynne as her social policy advisor for four years. He advised two previous Ministers of Community and Social Services, and has been active in politics for over 15 years.