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Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy launches in Edmonton

From: Employment and Social Development Canada May 3, 2019 Edmonton, Alberta Employment and Social Development Canada Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. Yet every day, vulnerable Canadians experience homelessness, or are at risk of becoming homeless. The Government of Canada is taking action to help those in need and make […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201921 Views

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It’s an honour’: Maskwacis students build homes for elders – CBC

Construction program teaches skills while addressing housing crunch on reserves May 01, 2019 High school students from Maskwacis will build homes for elders in their community, in exchange for school credit that can be used toward an apprenticeship in the construction industry. “I feel like I’ll do something really good for an elder, this will […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 201918 Views

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Lethbridge to build 500 affordable homes over next 5 years – CBC

Plan based on long-term study of city’s demographics Apr 23, 2019 The City of Lethbridge plans to build 100 new affordable homes per year for the next five years. That goal arises from an in-depth study of the city’s housing needs recently completed by the Municipal Housing Task Force, said Coun. Belinda Crowson. She said […]

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 201934 Views

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It’s about bridging gaps’: First Nations seek solutions for Indigenous housing crisis – CBC

National conference focused on housing, community development and finding answers Mar 22, 2019 First Nations advocates and housing industry leaders from across Canada gathered for the inaugural Restoring Our Sacred Space conference this week on the Tsuut’ina Reserve, just west of Calgary. A set of panelists discussed issues surrounding the First Nations housing crisis, basic […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201980 Views

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Governments of Canada and Alberta reach 10-year housing agreement

Families, Indigenous communities and vulnerable Canadians in need of an affordable place to call home can count on long-term funding for community housing in Alberta thanks to an agreement signed today by the federal and provincial governments. The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Natural Resources, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Canada’s Minister of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 201950 Views

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Governments of Canada and Alberta Invest in Alberta Women’s Shelters

The governments of Canada and Alberta are supporting women and children fleeing family violence in Alberta by investing in the construction, maintenance and repair of shelters and transitional housing in Banff, Brooks, Calgary, Edmonton, Fairview, Fort McMurray, High River, Medicine Hat and Sherwood Park. A total of 11 organizations are receiving approximately $2.6 million in funding, which, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 201945 Views

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City of Red Deer to craft new homelessness and housing plan – rdnewsnow.com

February 4, 2019 A new made in Red Deer plan to tackle homelessness and housing is coming down the pipe. On Monday night, city council approved the terms of reference for a plan which will ultimately replace the 2008-2018 Plan to End Homelessness. With an expectation for the unnamed plan to come back to council […]

by pmnationtalk on February 5, 201948 Views

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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, 201862 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, 201862 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, 201849 Views

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