Mississauga, ON (July 12, 2023) – Services and Housing In the Province (SHIP) commemorated 30 years of providing safe, affordable and supportive community based housing and services last week with a gathering of staff, clients, and community members.

SHIP CEO Lesley Nagoda said at the event, “It’s heartwarming to see our community, past and present, come together to recognize everything we’ve accomplished.” Nagoda was pleased to have the opportunity to reminisce with so many long-standing clients and staff, both existing and alumni.

In 1980, SHIP began as a program within a local community health organization. Given its housing focus, the program divested and became Supportive Housing In Peel (SHIP), an incorporated not-for-profit charity in 1992.

In the years since, SHIP has continued to grow providing more housing and services to the communities it serves.. By 2017, with SHIP operating across the Region of Peel, Dufferin County, and West Toronto, the organization rebranded to Services and Housing In the Province to reflect the growing scope of work across Ontario. SHIP is now looking forward to finishing development on a 27 unit apartment in Orangeville, Ontario, to be completed later this year.

Although it was a time to reflect and celebrate, it is also a time to look ahead as there is much more work that still needs to be done. “We know that the housing crisis continues to worsen and the need for mental health services is greater than ever,” said Nagoda. “At SHIP, we want to do all that we can to continue working with clients, partners and funders to end homelessness and eliminate stigma in our communities. We are committed to continuing to expand our housing and mental health services reach across the province until everyone has a safe place to call home.”

SHIP will have more material commemorating its 30th anniversary in the months to come!

For any media inquiries or more information, please contact communications@shipshey.ca

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