TOPIC: Masterminding the Future in Accessible and Affordable Housing
The need for affordable accessible housing is an immediate and present concern for those who are living with a brain injury. Currently, there are no program that address the specific barriers persons with brain injuries/cognitive impairments experience when navigating housing. Increased poverty rates combined with an inability to effectively communicate issues in regard to rent payments, tenancy and so forth leave persons with cognitive challenges/ABI increasingly vulnerable to evictions. To our knowledge there are no programs that seek to bring awareness on the symptoms of brain injuries and how an individual can support those with cognitive impairments to fully participate in society and be successful in the rental market.
Mr. John Groe is the CEO, Accessibility Consultant at Accessible Daily Living (ADL) and President of DriveLab Inc. (DLI). He is responsible for all areas related to Accessibility and Business Development for ADL and DLI.
Mr. Groe has spent most of his career working hands on in both the medical/rehabilitation and Insurance industries. He has extensive knowledge of rehabilitation having worked in one of Canada’s top Trauma and Orthopaedic Hospitals for more than a decade. He is a founding and current council member for Home Modifications Canada (HMC). HMC is an affiliate to the Canadian Home Builders Association, educating, advocating and creating awareness for accessibility, ageing in place and residential modifications.
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