This is good news for people who are willing to give up their proximity to friends and family in order to live in a medically required healthy housing community. I’ve filled out my application. I can’t wait to live somewhere I can safely go outside again without being assaulted by chemicals from other people’s dryer vents or chimneys. The Laurentians are a beautiful place to be.
From Association pour la santé environnementale du Québec – Environmental Health Association of Quebec | 6 Trianon, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Québec H9A 2H8
Affordable, healthy housing project in the Laurentians deadline extended to March 1st, 2013
Have you registered? Did you fill the NEW form and return it to us?
If you haven’t done this yet and you are interested in living in affordable, healthy housing for people suffering from environmental sensitivities (multiple chemical sensitivity and electro sensitivity), please call us immediately at (514) 683-5701.
You can find the form on our website (by clicking on the brown button ‘Affordable Housing’, which is on our Home page), fill it out, print it, sign it and mail it back to us.
If you need help filling out the form or if you don’t have a printer and/or cannot leave your home to post it, please contact us. We will help you fill the form! It is important that your form reaches us on March 1st 2013 by 5 p.m.
Linda, do you know if the community will include safeguards for for those who are electro-magnetic sensitive? I did several google searches, but was unable to ascertain this.
Yes, it is for electro-sensitive people too!
I haven’t asked them for details, but I do trust them to have done their homework on what is needed. They have done their due diligence. Hopefully enough $ can be raised to do it right.
The building where I live now had some major budget constraints and as a result living here is more difficult than it should be, especially when the outdoor air is often too toxic to enjoy a change of scenery from being cooped up inside all the time.
I can’t wait to be outside in the Laurentian Mountain air!
I wanna go! I am Canadian! Will call Monday!
How great but I also have oteoarthritis, osteoporosis and inflammed joints which are aggravated by the cold. Any idea is such a place exists in California?
There is one place in California, with a long wait list I’m sure. Another one in Arizona. See http://www.eiwellspring.org/ for US safeR housing sites.
Did you see the research last week that connected arthritis to chemical exposures? It’s possible that living in a non-toxic environment would provide massive relief. I know it has made a big difference in my fibromyalgia!
Household Chemicals Linked to Arthritis in Women
I was born in Quebec and lived there most of my life (now 60) but moved to Ontario 40 yrs ago and am currently receiving ODSP-Ontario Disability Support Program. Be aware that Quebec standards to qualify for disability allowance differs from that of ON and you may not qualify so check this out before agreeing to move to Quebec if you depend on this allowance as your sole income. My neice who lives in Qc all her life (50) has been continually applying as her illnesses progress, cannot work, but has been continually turned down after much expense to her being sent to major Qc city out-of-town for her, just to be turned down by specialists who say no.
This is certainly something that warrants some investigation. I am hopeful that if Ontario approves someone for ODSP, that it will be possible to transfer to the Quebec system more or less seamlessly. It may be different if one is doing the original application from Quebec. If anyone has more info, please let us know.
Even though the deadline to register for ASEQ-EHAQ’s affordable healthy housing has passed, you can still register and join the waiting list. If you know of anyone suffering from environmental sensitivities who is looking for healthy housing, kindly forward this information to them. Contact: office @ aseq-ehaq.ca (remove the spaces) to know more.
A friend is in immediate need of a place to stay until mid December 2015 while renovations are being done on her apartment in Montreal. She is extremely environmentally sensitive. Is there any possibility that you would know of someone who lives in a healthy housing situation who might take in a boarder, or have a bachelor apartment available?
Hi Linda, I personally am not aware of anything, have you contacted EHAQuebec?