Indwell celebrating the grand opening of its first affordable housing development in Mississauga

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 28, 2022

PRESS CONTACT:
Daphne Prinzen
905-529-0454 ext. 221, dprinzen@indwell.ca

Mississauga, Ontario – On Thursday, April 28 Indwell hosted an open house and ribbon cutting event celebrating the opening of its 68-unit supportive affordable housing program on Lakeshore Rd E in Port Credit. This is Indwell’s first community in Mississauga, with two others in the planning stages. The building, constructed to the highly energy efficient Passive House standard, also features ground floor commercial space that is the new home for The Compass.

For over a decade several Mississauga churches have become increasingly concerned about the plight of people experiencing homelessness or precarious housing. It was their reaching out to Indwell, and advocacy with all levels of government, that helped to launch this program. A feature of all Indwell buildings are welcoming community spaces. This building includes a common space on the fourth floor, with a stunning southern view, and furniture designed, built, and installed by graduating students from Sheridan College’s Bachelor of Craft and Design (Furniture) program.

“Our government is working hard to ensure that everyone in Canada has a safe and affordable place to call home. Innovative projects like these, in partnership with provinces and municipalities, will go a long way to effectively support families in our community who are in desperate need of a home.”
– Sven Spengemann, Member of Parliament for Mississauga—Lakeshore

“Our government continues to work with our partners, including Indwell, to ensure all Ontarians can find a home that meets their needs and budget. This new housing development is a great example of how our government is investing in innovation and collaboration in Mississauga and communities across the province as they help some of our most vulnerable people.”
– Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing

“The Region of Peel is thrilled to celebrate the opening of Lakeshore Lofts in Mississauga. Lakeshore Lofts will play an essential role in the community. As a supportive housing model, Lakeshore Lofts will connect residents to vital health and wellness resources while fostering a sense of belonging. On Behalf of the Peel Regional Council I want to thank the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario and Indwell Community Homes for making Lakeshore Lofts possible and supporting our affordable housing goals.” – Nando Iannicca, Regional Chair, Peel

“We’re so thankful for committed partners, and that the Region of Peel, and all levels of government, has acknowledged the deep need for affordable housing—stepping in in such a dynamic way. Having The Compass in our space is also a perfect fusion of our shared values. We’re thrilled for our new tenants and the opportunities they now have—and will have—as our community grows here in Mississauga.” – Jeff Neven, CEO, Indwell

“The stars must have been aligned when The Compass and Indwell met. Indwell and The Compass are deeply rooted in the Christian ethos of loving our fellow humankind without judgment. Both organizations serve the vulnerable. Our new purpose-built facility is bright, welcoming and is enabling The Compass to increase our capacity to serve our vulnerable clients. We look forward to a long relationship with Indwell.”
– Mike Giguere, Board Chair, The Compass

Event Details
Grand Opening and Open House Thursday, April 28 – 3:30–5:30 PM
– Program at 4:00 pm
425 Lakeshore Rd E, Mississauga

Media Inquiries:
Daphne Prinzen, Director of Regional Expansion, Indwell
dprinzen@indwell.ca 905-529-0454 ext. 221

About Indwell
Indwell is a Christian charity that responds to the urgent need to address homelessness in southern and southwestern Ontario by creating and operating high-quality, affordable supportive housing. Indwell supports 850 tenants in Hamilton, Woodstock, Norfolk County, London, Waterloo Region, Mississauga and St. Thomas and is expanding into Chatham-Kent and within most of these cities. Indwell empowers tenants to achieve health goals and actively engage in the life of their communities.

To learn more, visit indwell.ca

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