Vision and Mission Statement
AIS is an organization committed to developing and managing affordable supportive housing for persons with mental health challenges that have experienced homelessness. AIS promotes wellness and sustainable, safe, caring communities.
Statement of Values
- We believe that stable permanent housing is the foundation of health and success.
- We value the strengths and uniqueness of the individuals we serve.
- We believe in recovery and wellness as a life-long process that addresses the needs of mind, body and spirit.
- We believe our cultural diversity is a source of enrichment.
- We value the autonomy and interdependence of clients on shaping their communities.
AIS provides Accommodation, a secure, affordable apartment that those in need can call home.
AIS also provides innovative Information and Support Services that enable tenants to live independently. Navigating a complex mental health system; standing by their side advocating for their rights; offering yoga and nutrition instruction are some examples of what ‘support’ means to tenants. .
Tenants, confirm it… “AIS is definitely...more than housing!”
Since 1972, AIS had been a community leader in advocating for, and building, more supportive housing in Toronto.
Over the past four decades, AIS has experienced steady and gradual growth. Today, the organization owns and manages four small apartment buildings in Toronto's residential communities of Riverdale, Beaches, Annex, and Downtown Toronto. AIS communities provide affordable, permanent housing and support services to more than 105 people, including singles, couples and families.
Among the apartments offered across the AIS buildings are 10 specially designed units equipped with visual alarm alerts so tenants who are deaf or hard of hearing can live safely. In addition, there are six accessible apartments in AIS’ portfolio. As our tenants age, mobility issues increasingly require us to offer accessible options.
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care provides funding for the design and construction of AIS buildings.
The Toronto Central Local Integration Health Network (LHIN) provides funding for AIS’ unique support services.
Additional funding has also been received from generous Foundations and Individual Donors
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