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The Blueprints program has a limited capacity of 40 participant organizations. Applications will be accepted or denied on a rolling basis with the final registration being March 4th. If the program reaches capacity, applicants will be added to a waitlist. 
By applying to this program, your organization is committing to ten (10) mandatory weekly virtual sessions and a two (2) day in-person session in Ottawa (non-mandatory but highly encouraged). Attendance and participation at all sessions is expected in order to provide the maximum learning experience for themselves and their peers.

For more information please visit our website.

In order to be accepted into the program, you must set up a short (30 minute) interview with a member of our team so we can get to know you better! You will receive an email confirmation from the Toolbox team within 1-2 days of completion with the interview booking.

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* 1. Organization Details

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* 2. Please select what your organization type

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* 3. Please provide a link to your organizations website

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* 4. What type(s) best describe the housing your organisation provides? (you may choose more than one)

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* 5. What tenant group(s) does your organization prioritize? (you may choose more than one)

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* 6. Participant One Details

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* 7. Assessing an organization's readiness to take on development work is defined as the ability to assess strengths and weaknesses related to land, capital, and capacity and to identify the next steps.


Land - Some of the factors to consider related to land are: If the land is already owned by the organization:  Is it vacant? Is it a good opportunity for redevelopment? Is zoned appropriately for what you want to do? If the land is not owned by the organization:  is there a property in mind? Is it available for purchase or does the org have a partnership with a group that has land and is looking to develop on it? 

Capital - Some of the factors to consider related to capital are the assessment of available equity, does the organization have money that is free to use for development and which can be used in early development stages? Does the organization have a sense of what grants are available at municipal, provincial or federal levels? In terms of financing, does the organization know where will the mortgage come from?


Capacity - Some of the factors to consider related to capacity are: Does the organization have the internal capacity? If not, who will it hire? Or can it scale its capacity? Required capacity includes - hiring and coordinating consultants (architect, planner, contractor), figuring out financing and monitoring finances, and liaising with funders to get money and report on spending. 

Rate your level of confidence in assessing your organization's readiness related to:

  Very unconfident Fairly unconfident Neutral Fairly confident Very confident
Land
Capital
Capacity

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* 8. How would you rate your level of understanding of the following affordable housing development topics?

  Not knowledgeable Somewhat knowledgeable Moderately knowledgeable Confidently knowledgeable  Extremely knowledgeable
Types of affordable housing
Types of development (acquisition, retrofit, etc)
Development Stages
Various roles in a project team
Available funders and programs
Capital and operating budgets
Feasibility studies

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* 9. What are your learning goals for the program?

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* 10. Do you have any comments, questions, or concerns?

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* 11. This program allows for a maximum of 2 participants per organization. Are you expecting another person from your organisation to also be participating?

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* 12. Which day of the week would be your preference for attending the program?

*This is for our information only and may not reflect the actual day of the program

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