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Government of Canada takes concrete action to address homelessness in Edmonton

From: Employment and Social Development Canada November 2, 2018 Edmonton, Alberta Employment and Social Development Canada One of the most important roles of the Government of Canada is to support vulnerable Canadians, including those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The Government of Canada is investing in communities developing innovative solutions to prevent […]

by ahnationtalk on November 2, 201820 Views

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Media advisory: MP Boissonnault will visit a homeless support centre in Edmonton to make an announcement regarding vulnerable Canadians

From: Employment and Social Development Canada Randy Boissonnault, Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre, will announce Government of Canada support to the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness to assist those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The announcement is being made on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 1, 201812 Views

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1st-ever rural Alberta homeless count will gather data on ‘chronic housing shortages’ – CBC

‘[Rural] homelessness is much more hidden … we need to nip the problem there before we can solve it in cities’ Oct 11, 2018 For the first time, a province-wide count will look at the extent of homelessness across rural Alberta. The count, which includes 21 communities, will be one of the largest projects to […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201813 Views

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Housing solutions for Indigenous people, by Indigenous people – Fairview Post

July 25, 2018 In my travels across Alberta speaking with First Nations, Métis and Inuit people, one concern that comes up repeatedly is the need for affordable housing. Many Indigenous people – especially families and seniors – are priced out of the conventional housing market. Even when affordable housing is available, other barriers exist. Available […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 201841 Views

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RWMB: Preliminary findings released from province-wide homeless count

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 20, 2018) – Preliminary figures for Fort McMurray’s Point-in-Time (PIT) Homeless Count were released today as part of the province-wide PIT count conducted in Alberta’s seven largest cities. The count was conducted by volunteer enumerators on the streets of Fort McMurray on April 11. “The Point-in-Time count is one of […]

by pmnationtalk on July 25, 201835 Views

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Alberta launches Indigenous affordable housing program – Daily Commercial News

July 19, 2018 EDMONTON — The Government of Alberta recently announced a $120-million Indigenous Housing Capital Program that will allow the design and delivery of more affordable housing developments by Indigenous governments and organizations. The program is expected to increase the supply of more affordable housing units for Indigenous peoples in need through construction, including […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201837 Views

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AB Government: First Indigenous-owned housing program

The Alberta government is launching the province’s first program to build affordable homes directly designed and owned by Indigenous governments and organizations. The $120-million Indigenous Housing Capital Program will increase the supply of affordable homes for Indigenous peoples across the province. The investment is aligned with the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 28, 201846 Views

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Housing gaps in Métis communities to be addressed – MyMcMurray Portal

Jun 22, 2018 The McMurray Métis and Wood Buffalo Housing (WBH) signed a Memorandum of Understanding this week. The new agreement will help address housing issues in Métis communities in the region. President and CEO of WBH Henry Hunter said in a statement that affordable housing is a major concern for our region. The groups […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 201846 Views

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Revamped federal homelessness funds applauded by Calgary-based advocate – CBC

Real-time data collection will be a big help, Tim Richter says Jun 12, 2018 The federal government is giving cities $2.1 billion over 10 years and fewer spending restrictions to reduce homelessness so long as they meet a goal of cutting their numbers by half. The minister in charge of the file said there will […]

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 201857 Views

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Government of Canada Partners with Health Authority on women’s shelter in Athabasca Basin

BLACK LAKE, SK, June 4, 2018 – The Government of Canada along with Athabasca Health Authority (AHA) announced funding today for the construction of an emergency shelter for women and children fleeing abuse. The new 6-room facility will be built on Black Lake Denesuline land, have room for up to 24 beds, and is named […]

by ahnationtalk on June 5, 201841 Views

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