How to Support Tenants Living with Mental Health and Addiction Issues

* Registration for this webinar is closed as we have reached capacity. Due to popular demand, we will be offering a one-day course on supporting tenants living with mental health and addiction challenges at the 2019 ONPHA Conference. Stay tuned for more details!

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 | 2 to 3 p.m.

According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental illness or addiction problem in any given year. Housing providers looking to help their tenants often lack the resources and knowledge needed to provide the extra support.

Join our two experts, Carol and Jessica, for tips and best practices you can use to help your most vulnerable tenants.

Gain insight into:

  • incidence and challenges faced by community housing providers
  • what actions you are legally required to take to accommodate tenants under provincial legislation
  • how you can go beyond the minimum requirements in supporting tenants living with mental health and addiction issues
  • affordable and manageable practices you can put in place
  • available resources for both providers and tenants

Jessica Petrillo
Policy Analyst | Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO)
Jessica is a Policy Analyst at Addictions and Mental Health Ontario, an association of over 200 addiction and mental health organizations across Ontario. Prior to joining AMHO, Jessica spent nearly a decade working in supportive housing as a supportive housing worker, community development coordinator and researcher.

Carol Zoulalian

Executive Director | Saint Jude Community Homes (SJCH)
Carol is the Executive Director of St. Jude Community Homes, a non-profit supportive housing agency that specializes in providing housing for individuals living with mental health and addiction issues. For over 30 years, Carol worked and volunteered in community and hospital settings focused on health and housing for individuals experiencing homelessness, complex physical and mental health issues including addictions. She has served on various municipal and provincially funded boards of community health centres and housing corporations as both director and chair. She was a founding member of the Consumer/Survivor Information Resource Centre an information clearing house operated by and for individuals with mental illness. 


Contact us at education@onpha.org


Housing members: FREE

Associate partners: $50+HST

Regular price: $75+HST


Registration is closed as we have reached capacity for the course.