Cribwolf Foundation is a registered non-profit organization dedicated to help meet the growing demand for accessible supportive housing in Canada for individuals with varied abilities. As a proud member of the Intentional Community Consortium (ICC) we support an inclusive community-based housing strategy that envisions collaborating partners building housing developments modelled on the success of existing projects, such as the building and programming at the Reena Community Residence. By pursuing a coordinated multi-community effort, and implementing scale and shared learning, we increase our potential to generate positive results and successfully create a significant number of housing units designed for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and other similar support needs.
Cribwolf Foundation was founded in 2016 by two Canadians, Lino Fera and Mathews Kanjirappallil. As a parent of a special needs adult, Lino has an insider perspective on the needs, wants, obstacles, and limitations facing these individuals and their caregivers, and the difficulties of succession planning for life-long care. Mathews has a long personal history of community leadership and volunteering and has championed fundraising events for community agencies for a number of years in support of those with special needs.
Our organizational mandate is to support, in a collaborative manner, the construction of a multi unit residential community (MURC) housing model. The Cribwolf Foundation mandate will require several successes: granted charitable status, acquisition of land/property (donated or re-purposed), community agency and family involvement in conjunction with the support of various layers of Government (Municipal, Provincial and Federal).
Cribwolf Foundation believes that every individual with varied abilities is entitled to quality of life, the most important element being a community centric residence, providing an environment that is harmonious, safe, inclusive, fosters independence, personal growth, choice and individuality, with access to support services as required.
Those who cannot help themselves need our help.