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About the Future of Home Inclusive Housing Solutions Lab

Skills Society, Inclusion Alberta, Capital Region Housing, and Homeward Trust have partnered to explore affordable and inclusive housing for people with developmental disabilities. The creation of housing and support models that are affordable, accessible, and also support the social inclusion of people with developmental disabilities is complex work that requires the coordination and cooperation of multiple stakeholders and deeper insight into the perspectives and experiences of people with disabilities. This lab seeks to address the current gaps in housing for people with disabilities using a social innovation lab approach.

This project is funded by the the National Housing Strategy under NHS Solutions Lab, however, the views expressed are the views of the Future of Home Lab and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) accepts no responsibility for them. 

   Core Lab Teams

The Core Lab Team is the heart of the Future of Home Lab. This team of stellar leaders and doers are the driving force behind the development of two promising housing prototypes. 

Scattered Supportive Housing Team

Sam Juru, Coach

Iwona Fafarek, Designer

Christienne Linklater, Team Member

Janelle Knoop, Team Member

Jeff Ku, Team Member

Kristine Trinh, Team Member

Larry James, Team Member

Tara McCashin, Team Member

Shared Community Model Team

Paz Orellana-Fitzgerald, Coach

Melissa Bui, Designer

Elaine Mulder, Team Member

Kathryn Ramboo, Team Member

Lasha Robert, Team Member

Rhea Kachroo, Team Member

Shawna Francis, Team Member

   Prototypes

Scattered Supportive Housing Team

 

Shared Community Model Team

 

Tools 

Lab Brief – Shared Community Model

Lab Brief – Scattered Site Model

Criteria Cards

Personas

Prototype & Evaluation Workbook

Imagining Possibilities Canvases

   Learning Spotlight Videos

Safe Spaces 

Tara McCashin and Cynthia Dovell from AVID Architecture share five design considerations for prototyping safe, inclusive spaces with a focus on architectural design elements.

Shared Lives Model

Sue Manery, previous CEO of the Southern Alberta Community Living Association, shares the values and principles of a shared lives model. 

For information about the Future of Home Lab contact:

info@skillssociety.ca | 780-496-9686