Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

ReForest London Projects

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Boullee ReForest London flyer
Southdale ReForest London flyer

LMHC is excited to be partnering with ReForest London and other agencies and sponsors for two planting projects at our Boullee Street and Southdale Road family communities.

The first project will be at Boullee Street on Saturday, May 9. Click on the image to the right to see more information on the poster.

The second project will be at Southdale Road on Saturday, May 23. Click on the image to the right to see more information on the poster.

Clean and Green

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

clean-and-green-poster

LMHC has some Clean and Green property clean-up events planned for this month. Check out the dates below for your property.

Clean and Green is an annual event at LMHC when tenants and LMHC staff work together to clean up some of our properties after the long winter. Clean and Green events are usually held in April, sometime around Earth Day (April 22).

  • April 16 – Boullee Street family site – 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
  • April 17 – Allan Rush Gardens family site – 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
  • April 20 – Pond Mills Road family site – 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
  • April 21 – Huron Street family site – 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
  • April 22 – Marconi Boulevard family site – 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
  • April 23 – 85 Walnut Street building – 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
  • April 23 – Limberlost Road family site – 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
  • April 24 – Southdale Road family site – 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
  • April 28 – 241 Simcoe Street building – 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Rookie Ball in the News

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Rookie League Baseball London Community News screen capture

Rookie League Baseball – LMHC’s summer baseball league offered for children living in our family communities, in partnership with London Police Service and London Majors Baseball – is in the news today!.

Read the full story here.

Balconies Beautiful

Friday, May 31st, 2013
pot of plants

A freshly planted pot of plants for a resident’s balcony

flats of plants

Plants from the Friends of the Civic Garden Complex, waiting to be planted

tai chi demonstration

A volunteer from the Horton Street Seniors’ Centre demonstrates tai chi

Last night the tenants at our seniors’ community at 30 Base Line Road West were the happy recipients of plants from the Friends of the Civic Garden Complex.

This nonprofit group gives tours of the Civic Garden Complex on Springbank Drive, and holds fundraisers to help support the complex’s greenhouse growing project.

This year they donated their extra plants to a number of tenants across the city, including three of LMHC’s properties. Besides 30 Base Line, our Marconi Boulevard family community and our Limberlost family community are also receiving plants for their balconies or yards.

Last night’s “Balconies Beautiful” event included a ice cream donated by the London Ice Cream Company and coffee from Tim Horton’s, as well as a demonstration of Tai Chi from the Horton Street Seniors’ Centre, and a fitness demonstration from the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON). The City of London’s Community Development staff have also been important partners in these events.

London and Middlesex Housing Corporation is very grateful to all the sponsors who helped make this event enjoyable for our tenants.

Southdale Summer Slam 2012

Thursday, August 16th, 2012
sidewalk chalk sun

Although the weather forecast called for rain, it was sunny for our Summer Slam!

Yesterday was our annual Summer Slam at our Southdale family community.

Community partners organize this event each summer for our tenants. Activities include games for children and a community BBQ.

A big thank you to our many, many partners at Southdale, including the Southdale Chaplaincy, Families First, the Health Zone, the City of London, the Middlesex-London Health Unit, NRAWP, and the Salvation Army.

children's activities

At the Southdale Chaplaincy’s table, children could guess how many candies were in the jar

face painting

City of London staff painted faces

recycling

Do you know how to sort your recycling?

community display

One of our onsite partners, Families First CAPC

blowing bubbles

Blowing bubbles – one of the many activities for children

community display

How much sugar is in your favorite drink?

sidewalk chalk

Everyone had a great time and learned more about the services available to their community

Southdale Basketball Court Grand Opening

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
basketball net

Our Southdale family community has a newly refurbished basketball court

Yesterday was the grand opening of the newly refurbished basketball court at our Southdale family community.

The project was spearheaded by the board of the Southdale Chaplaincy, one of our onsite partners at the Southdale family community.

The Ontario Trillium Foundation provided the bulk of the funding for the project, and other sponsors contributed to its success.

The Chaplaincy helped the community celebrate by hosting a BBQ for the community.

London and Middlesex Housing Corporation is very grateful for the refurbished basketball court, which will provide a safer place for our Southdale children and youth to play.

children's feet on basketball court

Children lining up on the basketball court to watch Hoppy the Clown

Southdale Chaplain

Kate Ballagh Steeper, the Southdale Chaplain, thanked the many supporters of this project

Ontario Trillium Foundation flag

The Ontario Trillium Foundation provided the bulk of the funding for this project

sponsors

Some of the court project sponsors during the speeches

ribbon cutting

The ribbon for the new basketball court was cut

clown

Hoppy the Clown made balloon animals for the children

balloons

Balloons from the Ontario Trillium Foundation float above the rooftops at Southdale

balloons

Balloons decorated the new basketball court

Marconi Balconies Beautiful

Thursday, June 7th, 2012
plants waiting for distribution

Plants waiting for distribution to tenants

Last night the tenants at our Marconi Boulevard family community were the happy recipients of plants from the Friends of the Civic Garden Complex.

This nonprofit group gives tours of the Civic Garden Complex on Springbank Drive, and holds fundraisers to help support the complex’s greenhouse growing project.

This year they donated their extra plants to tenants from LMHC’s Marconi site, as well as the Boardwalk community on Marconi Boulevard, and the Talisman Woods housing co-op.

Last night’s “Marconi Balconies Beautiful” event included a barbeque, games and activities for children, and a number of displays by service providers including Recycle London, Parks and Recreation, and the Humane Society.

London and Middlesex Housing Corporation is very grateful to all the sponsors who helped make this event enjoyable for our tenants.

children playing with toys

Small children playing with toys

face painting

Face painting

playing with a soccer ball

Children playing with a soccer ball

parachute game

Parachute games

crafts

Crafts

barbequeing hotdogs

Boardwalk volunteers BBQ'ing hotdogs

recycling display

Display of recyclables and non-recyclables

sidewalk chalk drawing of tree

Sidewalk chalk drawing of a tree

chalk drawing of LMHC

Child drawing LMHC with sidewalk chalk

Dundas Planting

Friday, June 1st, 2012
planting a tree

A new snowdrift crabapple tree, ready to plant

Yesterday was a day of celebration and remembrance at our Dundas Street adult building.

We planted a snowdrift crabapple tree to commemorate the life of a beloved tenant who passed away earlier this year, and filled a new planter with perennial plants.

All plants – including the crabapple – were donated by LMHC staff, and staff also built the new planter and commemoration plaque.

Tenants celebrated the event with a BBQ.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to make this occasion a success.

planting small tree

Lifting the tree out of its temporary container

tree root ball

Planting the new tree

shoveling dirt

Filling in the hole

green watering can

Watering the newly planted tree

hands holding plaque

The new plaque, ready to be dedicated

snowdrift crabapple tree

The new tree, planted

planting perennials

Planting perennials in a new side planter

flowers

Flowers in the circular flower bed

cupcakes

Cupcakes for the tenant BBQ

Annual General Meeting

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

2011 AGM poster

London and Middlesex Housing Corporation’s Annual General Meeting for the 2010 fiscal year will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2011 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at 202 McNay Street, London. The AGM is open to the public.

Click here to open a PDF of the invitation to our 2011 AGM in a new browser window.

All Our Sisters

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

All Our Sisters logo

ALL OUR SISTERS 2011 National Forum, being hosted in London, Ontario from May 9 11, 2011, is the first national forum on housing and safe communities for women in Canada.

This Forum has been created in consultation with women of lived experience of homelessness and other experts from across Canada, and is being presented by and for service providers, policy makers, researchers, social activists, and women with lived experience and all of us who care about the issue of women and homelessness.

Just a few of the highlights of this Forum include:
– Four (4) engaging plenary presentations featuring women with lived experience of homelessness and diverse expertise
– Plenary address by BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE international performer and Womens Rights Advocate
– More than fifty (50+) breakout sessions focussed on a diverse variety of topics customize your program
– Presenters and delegates are coming from across Canada to participate connect with new colleagues
– Pre-Forum Workshop planned by and for women who are homeless or under-housed to explore how
– Community Based Participatory Research can support our action to end homelessness
– Access to unique resources and learning opportunities in Our Gathering Place A Resource Room
– Escape to Our Sisters Space – a comforting, soothing place to relax, reflect and escape the busyness of the Forum

Also unique is the design of our program content; we aim to move participants from listening and learning about the realities of homelessness from many perspectives, to considering and exploring successful programs, to engaging in strategies to move forward:

– Monday Unite Our Voices: Recognizing Realities and Barriers
– Tuesday Create Safety: Ensuring Security of Housing and Safe Communities
– Wednesday Be The Change: Moving Forward

You are invited to register today to be part of this ground-breaking grassroots event!

To keep up to date, to register on-line, and to access other resources, visit the All Our Sisters website: www.alloursisters.ca

Click here to open a PDF of the All Our Sisters brochure in a new browser window.

Click here to open a PDF of the All Our Sisters media release in a new browser window.