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B.C. to spend $550 million on Indigenous housing over next decade – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 18, 2018  PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. _ The provincial government says B.C. is the first province in Canada to invest money into on-reserve housing with a new Indigenous housing fund. The $550-million fund will support the construction and operation of 1,750 units of social housing on and off reserves over the next decade. […]

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BC Government: Province opens the door to housing investment on reserves

June 18, 2018 PRINCE GEORGE – British Columbia will become the first province in Canada to invest provincial housing funds into on-reserve housing. “Everyone in British Columbia deserves a good home, including people who live on-reserve,” said Premier John Horgan. “That’s why we’re opening the door to all Indigenous communities to join us as we […]

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Affordable Homes for Indigenous People Open in Nanaimo

NANAIMO, BC, June 15, 2018  – Indigenous people in Nanaimo now have access to new affordable rental homes resulting from a partnership between the governments of Canada and British Columbia, Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre, City of Nanaimo and the Regional District of Nanaimo. The Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre’s new townhome development at 1406 Bowen Rd., features 25 units […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201843 Views

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AHMA: Strategic Planning Survey 2018

Survey for our members to review and share your opinions. Your feedback will be shared with the AHMA Board of Directors (& Staff Members) as part of a Strategic Planning Retreat taking place June 18th & 19th. The data collected will be used for the creation of a new, 5-year Strategic Plan that will be […]

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The Government of Canada presents Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy in Quebec

From: Employment and Social Development Canada News release June 13, 2018 Montreal, Quebec Employment and Social Development Canada Homelessness has an economic and social impact on every community in Canada. The Government of Canada is committed to helping those who are in need and believes that one homeless Canadian is one too many. The Honourable […]

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A SHDM housing project for women in difficulty is approved by the Ville de Montreal

MONTRÉAL, June 13, 2018  – The Executive Committee of the Ville de Montreal has just authorized the construction of the De Champlain project that will number 26 rental studios, to be built and financed by the Société d’habitation et de développement de Montréal (SHDM), in partnership with the charitable organization Chez Doris. This housing project, which will […]

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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 […]

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Media advisory: Minister Duclos to announce updates to the plan for reducing homelessness

From: Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, will announce the new Government of Canada measures to reduce homelessness. A photo opportunity and media availability will follow the announcement. Please note that all details are subject to change. All times are local. DATE: Wednesday, June 13, […]

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New homes for Indigenous people under construction in Surrey

SURREY, BC, June 11, 2018 – The governments of Canada and British Columbia are partnering with Kekinow Native Housing Society and the City of Surrey to build 73 new affordable rental homes for Indigenous people in need in Surrey. This is the first of a two-phase redevelopment that will replace 33 three-bedroom units with 176 new […]

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Yukon Housing Corporation and the BC Non-Profit Housing Association host Northern Housing event

The Northern Regional Education Networking Tradeshow (RENT) event will be held on June 12, 2018, in Whitehorse. Housing providers and stakeholders are invited to network and learn about the unique challenges for housing in the north. Highlights of the day include a lunchtime discussion by local housing advocates on strategies that have helped generate new […]

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Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy

The Government of Canada announces strategy to reduce chronic homelessness by 50% over the next ten years June 11, 2018              Toronto, Ontario                      Employment and Social Development Canada Homelessness has an economic and social impact on every community in Canada. The Government of Canada is committed to helping those who are in need and believes […]

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Liberals loosen purse strings on cornerstone homelessness program – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jun 11, 2018  TORONTO – Cities working to get homeless Canadians off the streets and into homes will given more money and fewer spending restrictions under a revamp of the Liberal government’s centrepiece homelessness program. The Liberals took a long look at the program after hearing complaints from cities about […]

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Media Advisory – New Homes for Indigenous People Under Construction in Surrey

SURREY, BC, June 8, 2018 – Sukh Dhaliwal, Member of Parliament for Surrey-Newton, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, along with Jagrup Brar, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Surrey-Fleetwood on behalf of the Honourable Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and […]

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Liberals look at building affordable housing for homeless veterans – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 6, 2018  By Jordan Press THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The federal government is considering whether to foot the bill for the construction of affordable housing units as part of a fresh push to help military veterans get off the streets, documents obtained by The Canadian Press indicate. The idea of expanding […]

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Canada’s housing co-ops meet in Victoria to celebrate 50 years, advocacy wins and new growth

VICTORIA, BC, June 6, 2018  – Over 700 housing co-op members and staff from across Canada are meeting this week in Victoria for the 50th Annual Meeting of the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada (CHF Canada). Participants will gather from June 6 to 9 at the Victoria Conference Centre to learn, network and celebrate the recent success of their four-year advocacy campaign to protect more than […]

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Indigenous housing organization looks to partner with Thunder Bay, acquire land for development – CBC

Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services’s request to be studied by city staff, report due June 18 Jun 06, 2018 City administration in Thunder Bay, Ont., will take a closer look at a proposal by a First Nations housing organization to acquire land in the city to build affordable places to live. Councillors heard a deputation on […]

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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 […]

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Atikamekw community of Manawan to benefit from the completion of new housing units

From: Indigenous Services Canada June 4, 2018 – Manawan, Quebec – Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada is committed to working in partnership with First Nations to improve housing in their communities, reduce overcrowding and better protect the health and safety of residents. Today, Don Rusnak, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services, […]

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Government of Yukon opens a Housing Initiatives Fund

This year, the Yukon Housing Corporation is opening a $3.6 million fund for innovative housing projects that will address local housing needs. This funding can be used to develop new affordable housing units in Yukon through new construction or by providing rent supplements for new units to help Yukoners afford rental housing. First Nations, First […]

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Alfred Moses: Northern Pathways to Housing Pilot Program in Fort Simpson

May 30, 2018 Mr. Speaker, the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation is working hard to meet the commitments made by this Government to advance affordable housing and address homelessness during the 18th Legislative Assembly. Mr. Speaker, we know that some of our residents experience homelessness in communities outside of Yellowknife. Meeting their needs helps us to […]

by pmnationtalk on May 31, 201833 Views

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Safe House Ground Breaking Ceremony – Carrier Sekani Family Services

BURNS LAKE, BC, May 28, 2018  – Carrier Sekani Family Services and Lake Babine Nation are happy to announce a ground breaking ceremony took place at Woyenne Reserve on May 25, 2018. Carrier Sekani Family Services (CSFS), in partnership with Lake Babine Nation (LBN), is undertaking a project to build and operate a Safe House for […]

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 201852 Views

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Tobique First Nation gets 1st major housing project in 16 years – CBC

Chief and council hope this will ease overcrowded housing conditions May 28, 2018 With its first major housing project in 16 years,Tobique First Nation is tackling a problem that’s left three-generation families living in crowded conditions. Band councillor Justin Moulton said by building five houses this year and 10 next year, and switching to an […]

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OAHS: Kristy Jones Awarded Certificate of Recognition

May 24, 2018 – “Aniin, Gimmewan enkewet ikwe. Ketagaunseebee doojiba. Makwa doodem. Hello, my name is Rain Cloud Women, I am from Garden River First Nation and I am from the Bear Clan. What is significant of the Bear Clan is that the mother bear protects her cubs with ferocity. Like the mother bear, the Bear Clan is […]

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High school students build tiny homes to help alleviate the housing crunch on Piikani First Nation – APTN News

May 25, 2018 A group of high school students in Alberta is taking on the lack of housing on the Piikani First Nation by building custom, tiny homes from the ground up. The first home is built for an elder. Read More: http://aptnnews.ca/2018/05/25/high-school-students-build-tiny-homes-to-help-alleviate-the-housing-crunch-on-piikani-first-nation/

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 201838 Views

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First Nations participate in housing design workshop

WHITEHORSE, YUKON, May 24, 2018 — The Yukon Housing Corporation and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation hosted a workshop to gather ideas about how to design multi-unit residential buildings in First Nations communities across Yukon. The workshop was held from May 15 – 17 at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre in Whitehorse. Housing experts, including First […]

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B.C. builds partnerships through new HousingHub – Journal Of Commerce

May 23, 2018 VICTORIA — The Government of British Columbia has allocated $20 million to establish a new HousingHub that will bring local governments, Indigenous partners, the non-profit sector and developers together through innovative partnerships to create affordable housing options. “Building affordable homes for middle-income people is key to tackling the housing crisis,” said B.C. […]

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OAHS: CHRA Lifetime Achievement Award

May 18, 2018 – The 2018 Canadian Housing & Renewal Association (CHRA) Congress took place in Ottawa from April 24-27, commemorating CHRA’s 50th Anniversary. Over 500 delegates and sector leaders from Canada and other countries gathered to participate in learning and networking opportunities. Multiple OAHS staff attended this conference, in respect, as former OAHS Executive […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201823 Views

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Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre unveils Passive Housing Certified Affordable Housing development – CHEK News

Chris Beaton, executive director of the Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre, proudly explains the details behind a new 25 unit affordable-housing development for youth, families, and elders from Nanaimo’s First Nation community. “It’s the first affordable family housing facility built in this city in the last 20 years,” says Beaton. “That, in itself, makes it special. And […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201825 Views

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Affordable rental homes under construction in Courtenay

May 18, 2018 COURTENAY – The Government of British Columbia is partnering with M’akola Housing Society and Wachiay Friendship Centre Society to build 35 affordable, supportive homes for people who are at risk of homelessness, including Indigenous peoples, in Courtenay. “These homes are desperately needed as people in our community have been struggling for too […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201832 Views

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Government of Canada releases the Advisory Committee on Homelessness’ Final Report and the Homelessness Partnering Strategy Engagement What We Heard Report 2018

May 18, 2018    Gatineau, Quebec      Employment and Social Development Canada One of the most important roles of the Government of Canada is to support vulnerable Canadians, including people who experience homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless. All Canadians need and deserve housing that is safe, adequate and affordable. Today, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, […]

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OAHS and Habitat for Humanity Partner in Northumberland

Port Hope, ON – On Friday, April 20th local dignitaries, Habitat for Humanity Northumberland staff and volunteers, and Port Hope community members came together “Where Harcourt meets Hope St.” to welcome three local Port Hope families to their new homes. “All of these volunteers have contributed to ensuring that these three families can achieve strength, stability […]

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Homelessness Survey in Gjoa Haven

15 May 2018  The Department of Family Services, in partnership with the Nunavut Housing Corporation, is conducting a survey in Gjoa Haven from May 24 to June 6, 2018, to better understand homelessness in the community. A research team just completed similar survey work in Pond Inlet, Clyde River and Arviat. Staff from the […]

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Ottawa Inuit college finds a home for its students – CBC

May 15, 2018 A college program for Inuit youth now has a place for them to stay when they come to study in Ottawa. Nunavut Sivuniksavut brings Inuit youth down from the north for a college program focused on studying Inuit culture, history and language. Until now, when students arrived in Ottawa they were on […]

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NIC in the News: Tla-o-qui-aht community members build housing on the west coast – NIC

NIC partnered with Tla-o-qui-aht Nation, Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, Camosun College and VIU on an exciting pilot project to convert shipping containers into residential and workforce housing units. 21 newly built shipping container homes will be available for rent on Tla-o-qui-aht land this summer. Read the full story on CBC.ca. Read More: https://www.nic.bc.ca/life-at-nic/nic-news/news/nic-in-the-news:-tla-o-qui-aht-community-members-build-housing-on-the-west/

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Minister Duclos highlights the importance of supporting present and future generations of older Canadians in meaningful ways

May 11, 2018        Victoria, British Columbia         Employment and Social Development Canada Seniors make significant and valuable contributions to their families, our communities and our society. That is why hard working middle-class Canadians need to know that the Government of Canada will be there to support them when they retire. Today, the Honourable Jean‑Yves Duclos, Minister […]

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CMHC – Working together towards making homelessness history

VICTORIA, BC, May 10, 2018 — More than two thousand rental units of housing, including over 1,000 affordable units and 400 shelter-rate units, will be created in Victoria’s Capital Regional District with the goal to finally put an end to chronic homelessness. A mixed-market approach will allow the shelter-rate units to be rented for only $375 per month without […]

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Batchewana First Nation Completes Construction of Townhouse Complex – Country 104.3

Supplied by the Batchewana First Nation… Batchewana First Nation ON- Today eager members of the Batchewana First Nation (BFN) gathered amongst local leadership and staff to celebrate the completion of their Rankin Townhouse complex. Construction of the project began in June of 2017 after Chief and Council identified a housing shortage. The townhouse project was […]

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Native women’s shelter in Montreal says Trudeau needs to put money where his mouth is – APTN News

May 4, 2018 Montreal’s Native Women’s Association (MNWA) says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau needs to put his money where his mouth is and help pay for a new social housing complex for Indigenous women in the city. “It’s a long time overdue, and it would be great if Prime minister Trudeau wanted to help pay […]

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Two First Nation housing projects wrap up – Daily Commercial News

May 4, 2018 OTTAWA — Two Ontario First Nations celebrated completion of housing projects thanks to funding from the federal government’s 2016 budget. The Grassy Narrows First Nation recently completed a new six-plex, which will be home for up to 26 residents. In mid-March, Brunswick House First Nation completed the construction of six new homes. […]

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Governments of Canada and Ontario announce funding for two shelters for survivors of domestic violence

ONTARIO, May 3, 2018 — The Governments of Canada and Ontario announced funding of over $7 million to help survivors of domestic violence in Ontario. Funding will be provided to enable the construction of a new shelter and a second shelter will receive funding for renovations and upgrades, including a multi-storey addition. Green Haven Shelter […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201884 Views

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Territories ask Liberals to redo funding, plans to meet housing needs in North – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 3, 2018 By Jordan Press THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Territorial governments are pressing the Trudeau government to rejig how much each will receive through the national housing strategy, saying the funding falls well short of meeting housing needs in the North. The territories received $300 million in last year’s budget to […]

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Indigenous housing to help students succeed at CNC

May 1, 2018 PRINCE GEORGE – A new Indigenous housing building at the College of New Caledonia (CNC) will offer culturally supportive housing, and will improve access to post-secondary education and training for Indigenous students in remote northern communities. “We’re breaking down barriers to education and training for Indigenous students attending the College of New […]

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Indigenous housing to help students succeed at CNC

May 1, 2018 PRINCE GEORGE – A new Indigenous housing building at the College of New Caledonia (CNC) will offer culturally supportive housing, and will improve access to post-secondary education and training for Indigenous students in remote northern communities. “We’re breaking down barriers to education and training for Indigenous students attending the College of New […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 201859 Views

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B.C. takes three more bold steps to fix the housing crisis

April 30, 2018 VICTORIA – The Province of British Columbia is continuing to take bold action to address both housing demand and supply by cracking down on tax evasion on pre-sale condo assignments, giving local governments the power to protect and encourage the building of rentals, and requiring communities to assess their housing needs. “For […]

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Ontario to land $4.2 billion under $40 billion national housing plan – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 30, 2018  OTTAWA _ Ontario will receive $4.2 billion more over the next 10 years for affordable housing under the first of several funding agreements the federal Liberals plan to sign by the end of the year. The provincial and federal governments say the money set aside under the Liberal government’s national […]

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Ontario signs bilateral agreement under the National Housing Strategy

TORONTO, ON, April 30, 2018 — A new milestone under the National Housing Strategy (NHS) has been reached. Families and vulnerable Canadians in need of an affordable place to call home can count on long-term funding for community housing in Ontario. The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible […]

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Homelessness Survey in Gjoa Haven

The Department of Family Services, in partnership with the Nunavut Housing Corporation, is conducting a survey in Gjoa Haven from May 7-18 to better understand homelessness in the community. A research team just completed similar survey work in Pond Inlet, Clyde River and Arviat. Staff from the Department of Family Services Poverty Reduction division will […]

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 201857 Views

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Community celebrates opening of Merchants Corner on Selkirk Avenue

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, April 28, 2018 — The government of Canada and Manitoba along with Elders Stan McKay and Ann Callahan celebrated the opening of Merchants Corner, an innovative education, community and housing hub in Winnipeg’s North End. The 100 year-old Merchants Hotel, along with six adjoining city lots, now hosts The University of Winnipeg’s Department of Urban […]

by pmnationtalk on April 30, 201841 Views

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Indigenous families to receive home built by volunteers – BT Montreal

A team of up to 200 volunteers will build a home in St-Henri for indigenous families. The project is being commissioned by Habitat for Humanity and Native Montreal. Read More: http://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/indigenous-families-to-receive-home-built-by-volunteers/

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201853 Views

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I Count Mtl 2018 – Hundreds of volunteers took part in the second count of Montréal’s visibly homeless people in 12 boroughs

MONTRÉAL, April 25, 2018 – The first component of I Count Mtl 2018, the count of Montréal’s visibly homeless population, took place last night. Close to 700 volunteers walked the city’s streets and visited shelters and transition housing units to meet homeless people and ask them to fill out a short questionnaire. Montréal’s count will […]

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