Project Experience

Special Needs Housing

Making housing available for those with special needs is a hallmark of an inclusive community. Below is a list of Dave Harrison’s project work in support of seniors, mental health consumers, women and children facing family violence, brain injury survivors, veterans and young mothers.

Milestones

• Canadian Institute of Planners Award of Merit for Social Planning (with TEAL Architects + Planners), South Shore housing needs assessment, 2017
• Participant in CMHC roundtables to develop National Housing Strategy, 2016
• Advisor to Province of Nova Scotia for SHIFT – Plan for An Aging Population, 2016
• Atlantic Planners Institute Award for Comprehensive Policies and Plans (with TEAL Architects + Planners), South Shore housing needs assessment, 2016
• CIP Award for Housing Excellence, mental health housing, 2008

Client

Date

Project/Role(s)

Affirmative Ventures, Dartmouth
Current
• Plan for Independent Living Housing Options
GFC Management Ltd., Fall River
Current
• Plan amendment
• Partnership between developer and Northwoodcare Inc.
The GardenView, Dartmouth
Current
• Partnership between developer and Ocean View Continuing Care Centre
New Ross Seniors, New Ross
Current
• Site selection, new seniors housing project
Bryony House, Dartmouth
2017
• Site selection for housing project (women & children facing family violence)
• Business Plan
South Shore Housing Action Coalition / 6 Municipalities (NS)
2017
• Project manager
• Housing Needs Assessment
Ocean View Continuing Care Centre, Eastern Passage
2015
• Project Plan
The Buckingham Assisted Living
2015
• Project Plan
Queens Manor, Liverpool
2014
• Assisted Living Feasibility Study
The Birches, Musquodoboit Harbour
2013
• Assisted Living Feasibility Study
Northwood, Bedford West
2013
• Water ratio review and amendment
• Affordable housing program review
Veterans Emergency Transition Services, Dartmouth
2013
• Affordable housing feasibility study
Harbourview Lodge, Sheet Harbour
2012
• Project management services
St. John’s United Church, Halifax
2012
• Project plan and plan amendment
• Partnership with St. Vincent’s Nursing Home
Metro Community Housing Association, Metro Halifax
2011
• Asset management plan
Moving in New Directions Society, Dartmouth
2011
• Business plan for brain injury survivors
Shannex, Dioceses of Nova Scotia and PEI
2010
• Development consultant – Parkland on the Gardens
• Expert witness (NSUARB)
Northwoodcare Inc. Bedford West
2010
• Site selection for Ivany Centre
• Project plan & project management services
Affirmative Industries, Dartmouth
2007
• Site selection for Affirmative House
• Project plan & project management services
Supportive Housing for Young Mothers
2006
• Development agreement
• Development consultant

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