Is The Cribwolf Foundation a registered charity?
No. Currently, The Cribwolf Foundation is a registered non-profit organization. However, we are currently working with our legal team to prepare the necessary documentation for pursuing charitable status.
Who are we?
The Cribwolf Foundation is dedicated to help meet the growing need for accessible supportive housing in Canada. We support an inclusive community-based housing strategy that envisions collaborating partners building housing developments in communities across Canada because we believe that special needs adults should be able to continue to live in the community they are accustomed to, in a safe, nurturing, and interactive environment. As a proud member of the Intentional Community Consortium (ICC), we endorse a coordinated multi-community effort incorporating scale and shared learning as the best path forward to successfully create a significant number of housing units for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.
For more information, please visit our About Us page.
How is the organization governed?
The Cribwolf Foundation has both a Directorship and an Advisory Board. All members of both groups have a strong belief in the organization's message and are firmly committed to successfully completing its mission. For more information, please visit our Directors and Advisory Board pages.
Why were we founded?
The challenges associated with caring for someone with a permanent intellectual and/or developmental disability are enormous. As it stands today, for the majority of parents and caregivers, there is no one in line to take over and continue providing for their loved one when the primary caregiver is no longer able to do so. With current demand surpassing the capacity of existing government long-term care facilities for those with special needs and a lack of new housing initiatives, individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities are being wait-listed for decades before having a chance to secure the housing and support services they need. For example, in Halton Region (Ontario) alone, this issue affects 14,000 families and counting.
For more information, please visit our The Crisis page.
What is our main project?
The Cribwolf Foundation's primary focus is to find suitable land within our communities, raise funds to purchase the land, obtain all necessary zoning and approvals, and construct architecturally-friendly, multi-unit residential buildings (MURBs) with mixed tenancy for special needs adults over the age of 21, seniors, and physically disabled adults over the age of 18. Our housing is designed to ensure a safe, secure, and nurturing environment in which all residents may live and receive their daily care, as applicable.
For more information, please visit our Our Projects page.
What does the MURB look like?
The Cribwolf Foundation MURB project entails the construction of a new, or refurbishment of an existing, multi-floor structure to allow 20+ single occupancy apartment-style units approximately 700 sq. ft. each, plus ground floor administration, medical care, security, and recreation spaces. The design is based on a mixed tenancy model, to accommodate three distinct populations experiencing similar housing issues and allow them to form a community in a supportive, stimulating, and socially-beneficial environment. The building concept is centred on safety, efficiency, and inclusiveness, to ensure residents have an inviting yet secure facility, with easy access to both internal and external programs.
For more information, please visit our MURB page.
What can you do to help?
If you have been looking for the right opportunity to share your time and talents, and to get involved in a way that will directly benefit your community, we would love for you to join us as a volunteer! For more information, please visit our Volunteer page.
In addition to volunteering, one of the best ways to help us is to raise awareness in your communities about the housing crisis, The Cribwolf Foundation, and our MURB plan. We need you to help spread the word by:
- Sharing this website and the information in it with others;
- Discussing the housing crisis with anyone who will listen; and
- Including those with special needs in your conversations, in your communities, and in your lives.
How can you get in touch with us?
The Cribwolf Foundation can be reached by phone, email, mail, or through our online form. For this information, please visit our Contacts page.