The Hoarding Issue: a guide for Woodsworth


Hoarding generates health and fire hazards, and poses a problem for everyone. The challenge is finding means of dealing with it within the framework of cooperative principles.

Most hoarders do not recognize or acknowledge that they have a problem, and so others must step in to help ameliorate and hopefully turn around the situation. Hoarding is considered a mental health issue because it is involuntary and unconscious, and requires self-awareness remediation as well as “extreme cleaning” of one’s unit to remove fire hazards.

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Co-ops and the Duty to Accommodate – a info session (2014)

Wednesday, November 12, 7 pm

Woodsworth strives to be an inclusive community, accessible to people of all ages and abilities. What role does the Ontario Human Rights Code play in ensuring co-ops, such as Woodsworth, respond to the needs of members with disabilities?

Woodsworth’s board of directors is pleased to sponsor Co-ops and the Duty to Accommodate under Ontario’s Human Rights Code, a presentation by our own John Fraser. Everyone is welcome, but we would strongly suggest that anyone on a core committee attend, or anyone who is thinking of running for the board or a committee. This is going to be a hot topic as members are aging. Please join us on Wednesday, November 12 @ 7:00 in the penthouse.

Missed the meeting? The presentation is on our website – The Duty to Accommodate in Housing Co-ops in Ontario