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Housing Project Officer for Persons with Disabilities

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Rooftops Canada Foundation Inc.- Fondation Abri International
Acronyme : Rooftops Canada
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : Rooftops Canada is the international development program of co-operative and social housing organizations in Canada. These organizations own and manage over 600,000 non-profit housing units across Canada, housing about two million people. Since 1984, Rooftops Canada has been working with partner organizations to improve housing conditions, build sustainable communities and develop a shared vision of equitable global development. Rooftops Canada's focus is on disadvantaged communities in Africa and Asia. Our work contributes to Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 7, Target 11, which aims to improve the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers by 2020. Rooftops Canada's approach to housing is guided by a vision of integrated sustainable human settlements development. Rooftops Canada's development work links shelter to poverty reduction through sustainable economic and social development, environmental protection, respect for human rights, democratization and gender equality. This is done by increasing the capacity of overseas partner organizations to support low-income communities to improve their housing and human settlement conditions
Adresse : 720 Spadina Avenue, Suite 313
Toronto, Ontario,
M5S 2T9
FAX: (416) 366-3876
Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.
Personne ressource : Genevieve Drouin
Courriel : genevieve@rooftops.ca
Pays : Philippines
Ville : Cebu City
Secteur : Infrastructure et services sociaux divers
Description du stage : NSHC is assisting the Community Livelihood Advancement Network Multi-Purpose Co-op (CLAN MPC) to develop a co-op housing project for their members. CLAN MPC is a co-operative devoted to the advancement and empowerment of persons with disabilities. The members, challenged by various physical and mental disabilities, live in informal settlements without suitable facilities and services. The members of CLAN MPC support themselves by collecting and sorting recyclable materials for sale to large scale recycling firms. CLAN MPC is building up their savings with the income generated by this solid waste management/recycling program. NSHC is working with CLAN MPC to generate more income by increasing the volume of recyclables and to develop new, appropriate housing for the members. NSCH is coordinating the development process starting with member education on co-op housing processes, project financing and the hiring of consultants and contractors for project implementation.

In Canada
The internship is for six months entirely spent overseas with a five-day orientation session held in Canada before departure.

Overseas
The intern will:
-Work with CLAN MPC to increase their volume of recyclables through a networking and recycling education campaign directed at local homeowners' associations, co-operatives, schools and other establishments.
-Participate in the assessment of existing housing conditions and future housing needs of CLAN MPC members.
-Investigate options and write grant/funding applications for the CLAN MPC co-op housing project.
-As opportunities arise, network and conduct research on potential housing projects that respond to the needs of women, children and/or people living with HIV/AIDS.
Organisation d'accueil : National Savings and Homes Co-operative
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : NSHC promotes co-operative housing as a means to improve the social and economic well being of participating communities. NSHC's main task is to encourage savings mobilization for capital formation aimed at providing affordable housing units and housing-related services. NSHC is currently expanding its services to include persons with disabilities. It is also investigating further expansion to target women, children and people living with HIV/AIDS.