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More businesses looking beyond the bottom line

January 26, 2016 at 2:16 PM

From home ownership to healthy meals, many firms are raising more than money.

Media Advisory: Founder and President of Canada's Largest Private Affordable Housing Provider wins City Builder award from the Canadian Urban Institute

December 3, 2015 at 10:07 AM

TORONTO, December 3, 2015 – Social entrepreneur and founder of Options for Homes ("Options"), Mike Labbé, has won the 2015 City Builder award from the Canadian Urban Institute. This Urban Leadership award, along with several other awards will be presented at the Urban + Leadership Day to be held Friday, December 4th at Artscape Sandbox.

Entrepreneurial non-profits aim to end the housing crunch

October 30, 2015 at 10:53 AM

There is opportunity to build the non-profit sector as a driver of the economy...and one that just might go a long way toward solving the housing problem.

Germany Could Be a Model for How We'll Get Power in the Future

October 15, 2015 at 2:34 PM

The European nation's energy revolution has made it a leader in replacing nukes and fossil fuels with wind and solar technology.

Options For Homes: Tackling the Housing Problem

September 22, 2015 at 2:18 PM

Toronto, Canada has a growing populous rich in culture and opportunity. Much like any other city, people from all walks of life seek accommodations within its many diverse neighbourhoods. But as the downtown core and surrounding municipalities expand in size – and as the cost of homes continues to rise – the availability of affordable housing has become increasingly sparse.

Putting purpose ahead of profits: three Canadians to be honoured for social entrepreneurship

September 9, 2015 at 11:25 AM

Alberta's Alfred Nikolai (Habitat for Humanity Edmonton), Ontario's Michel Labbé (Options for Homes Non-Profit Corporation) and New Brunswick's Jeff Schnurr (Community Forests International) are social entrepreneurs who are luminaries in their fields. Each lives and does business with a powerful sense of purpose that drives them to build better outcomes for people in Canada and beyond. At its upcoming regional Entrepreneur Of The Year™ galas, EY will recognize their efforts with Special Citation awards for social entrepreneurship.

Amazing Opportunity for First-Time Buyers in Scarborough

July 23, 2015 at 3:30 PM

The Toronto Star's New In Homes Blog profiles Options' development Danforth Village Estates and discusses why this may be your best option as a first-time buyer!

$1,000 down payment among Canada's affordable home ownership options

March 31, 2015 at 4:35 PM

Cheryl Preminger immigrated to Canada with a dream of owning a home in this country. That dream was quickly shattered when she suddenly lost her husband to cancer and lost her job. But thanks to one non-profit, Preminger has realized her dream.

City funds help Options For Homes build diverse new condo project

March 25, 2015

Options For Homes has always dedicated itself making home ownership more affordable for Torontonians who may otherwise not be able to buy a home. But with its Cranbrooke Village project, which officially opened last week near Bathurst and Lawrence, it was able to provide housing for buyers who made have found it impossible to get a mortgage any other way.

Options for Homes opens 341 affordable ownership homes at Bathurst-Lawrence

March 24, 2015 at 10:26 AM

"It is a great source of pride that we have been able to generate $11.82 million on this site to help our purchasers and future purchasers in perpetuity own their homes," said Options for Homes president and CEO Mike Labbé.