Affordable housing project to provide space, daycare for Indigenous mothers enrolled in PSE

An Indigenous-led affordable housing project in London, Ontario will include space for mothers enrolled in postsecondary school through the Homeward Bound Program offered by N’Amerind Friendship Centre. The four-storey complex is being constructed on the site of the former Holy Cross Elementary School with the intent of addressing the pressing need for housing among Indigenous people in the city. It will include a daycare and other services that are crucial for tenants. “There’s a need for safe, affordable spaces,” said Cathy Connor, director of development for Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services “[Currently,] the moms are scattered throughout the city, instead of being together where they can help to support each other.”