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CHRA Board of Directors Approves New 4 Year Strategic Plan

December 5, 2019 On November 13, the CHRA Board of Directors approved a new 4-year Strategic Plan (PDF) to guide the organization between 2020 and 2024. The Plan was developed with the input of members, the CHRA Board of Directors, and staff. It contains five Key Result Areas – Advocacy, Policy and Research, Member Services, Strategic Partnerships, […]

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Removed homeless shelters leave organizers ‘heartbroken’, but city says proper protocol wasn’t followed – CTV News

December 5, 2019 WINNIPEG — A community initiative to keep the homeless warm through the winter months was quashed by the City due to zoning regulations and potential fire hazards. Last week Alina Beda, the vice-president of The Urban Knights and Ladies – a community patrol group that helped build two warming huts on a […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 20196 Views

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Dene Nation says it’s going after direct funding for housing – Cabin Radio

December 5, 2019 The Dene Nation this week entered the Northwest Territories housing crisis, using a motion at an Assembly of First Nations gathering to signify its intent to take direct action. Dene National Chief Norman Yakeleya said in a statement his organization had “a new blueprint to obtain funding” from the federal government and […]

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Province to Invest $750,000 to Address Homelessness, Poverty-Reduction Initiatives through End Homelessness Winnipeg

December 5, 2019 The Manitoba government is committing $750,000 over three years to support the ongoing work of End Homelessness Winnipeg, Families Minister Heather Stefanson announced today. “End Homelessness Winnipeg has become one of the city’s most important leaders for co-ordinating homelessness funds and initiatives in Winnipeg,” said Stefanson.  “This funding will allow them to […]

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Nearly a quarter of Edmonton library patrons struggle with housing: study – Folio

Equitable access to public libraries helps socially vulnerable people maintain personal connections, says U of A researcher. A public library should be equitable to all members of society, regardless of how they choose to use it, according to a new University of Alberta study that suggests libraries have a role to play in connecting with […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201913 Views

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Aboriginal Housing purchases Gore Bay’s Woods Lane Apartments – Manitoulin Expositor

December 4, 2019 ESPANOLA – The Sudbury Manitoulin District Services Board (DSB) gave the green light to the sale of the Woods Lane Apartments building in Gore Bay, along with an adjacent vacant lot, to Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services for one dollar apiece, during its November 28 board meeting in Espanola. “Basically, this organization has […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 20199 Views

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Supporting Access to Rental Housing: CMHC Results for Third Quarter 2019

The number of rental housing units insured by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) rose by 35% during the third financial quarter of 2019 compared to the same period in 2018. The results are part of CMHC’s quarterly financial report released today, which demonstrates contributions to the stability of housing markets and Canada’s financial system, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 201920 Views

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This is a crisis’: N.W.T. survey shows worsening housing conditions – CBC

The 2019 NWT Community Survey says 42 per cent of all households have at least one major problem Nov 29, 2019 Housing in every community throughout the Northwest Territories is getting worse. The 2019 NWT Housing Survey says 42 per cent of all houses in the territory have at least one major problem, up from […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201922 Views

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Better Access to Home Financing for First Nations

Every First Nation family should have the opportunity to have a home within a strong community. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), in partnership with the Lands Advisory Board (LAB), is pleased to announce two policy enhancements that will create easier access to home financing on First Nation or Indigenous Settlement land. CMHC will provide […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201926 Views

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NB Government: Proposed changes will allow some victims of violence to end their leases early

27 November 2019 FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government is proposing legislative changes to remove one of the financial barriers that prevents some victims of violence from leaving an abusive situation. Amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act introduced today will allow victims of domestic violence, intimate partner violence, sexual violence or stalking to end their […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201930 Views

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BC Government: Homes, hope on the way for women, children leaving violence

Nov. 25, 2019 VICTORIA – Women and children leaving violence will soon benefit from over 260 new spaces of transition, second-stage and affordable housing in 11 buildings throughout B.C. Government made the announcement to kick off the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. “It’s encouraging to see communities and partners around the province working together […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 201924 Views

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MB Government: Province Issuing Request for Supportive Recovery Housing Proposals

November 25, 2019 One Hundred New Beds Will Help Manitobans in Recovery, Reduce Likelihood of Relapse: Friesen The Manitoba government will issue a request for proposals (RFP) to add 100 supportive recovery beds to the health-care system as part of its continuing efforts to strengthen mental health and addictions services, Health, Seniors and Active Living […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 201939 Views

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Innovative partnership brings six new homes to Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation

From: Indigenous Services Canada November 23, 2019 — Ottawa, Ontario, Unceded Traditional Algonquin Territory — Indigenous Services Canada Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, congratulated Chief Gregory Nadjiwon and the community of Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation as they celebrated the completion of six new homes. The community hosted a ceremony […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 201939 Views

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Key ceremony for latest Habitat build at Cape Croker – 92.3 The Dock

The Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce, together are holding a Key Ceremony on Neyaashiinigmiing Aboriginal Reserve No.27 (formerly Cape Croker) on Saturday November 23rd at 11:00 a.m. to celebrate six new single dwelling houses for Chippewas of Nawash First Nation member families. The ceremony will be […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 201934 Views

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BC Government: Premier’s statement on National Housing Day

Nov. 22, 2019 VICTORIA – Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement in recognition of National Housing Day on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019: “On National Housing Day, we acknowledge the positive impact that safe, affordable housing has on people’s lives. “Our home is where our family is. Where our community is. Where we make […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 201933 Views

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I’ve been barred’: Mother of 6 struggling to find housing after son set accidental fire – CBC

Joni Gabriel’s family was evicted from Manitoba Housing unit in Winnipeg’s North End Nov 19, 2019 A Winnipeg mother of six is struggling to find a place to live after being evicted from Manitoba Housing over an incident involving her child who set fire to their home last month. Joni Gabriel’s eight-year-old son was playing […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 201962 Views

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The Canadian Real Estate Association Launches the First-Ever National REALTORS Care® Week in Support of Housing and Shelter-Related Causes Across Canada

OTTAWA, Nov. 18, 2019 – The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has launched REALTORS Care® Week, a national week of volunteer service for REALTORS® from coast to coast. REALTORS Care® Week runs from November 18 through National Housing Day on November 22, 2019. During this period, groups of REALTORS® across Canada will be “sharing the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 201997 Views

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City of Kingston: Come see Mid-point Update on 10-year Housing & Homelessness Plan

November 14, 2019 – Residents are invited to come discuss the Mid-point Update on the City of Kingston and County of Frontenac’s 10-year Housing & Homelessness Plan, originally completed in 2014. The City will host two open houses on Thursday, Nov. 28 – one from 3 to 5 p.m. and another 6 to 8 p.m. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201948 Views

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DSB, Aboriginal Housing reach tentative deal on Woods Lane Apartments – Manitoulin Expositor

November 15, 2019 ESPANOLA – A tentative agreement has been reached by the Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services Board (DSB) and Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services (OAHS) for the transfer and sale of property owned by DSB in Gore Bay, along with the 10-unit Woods Lane apartment social housing property. “At our previous board meeting the board passed […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201935 Views

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YT Government: Changes to the third Housing Initiatives Fund intake

The third intake of the Housing Initiatives Fund launched on November 1, 2019 to support the construction of affordable housing for Yukoners across the territory. This call for projects includes three streams: one for shovel ready projects in Whitehorse, one for shovel ready projects in communities and one for project concepts. First Nations governments, First […]

by ahnationtalk on November 6, 201932 Views

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Squamish Nation-led housing project in Vancouver to double in size – Burnaby Now

November 6, 2019 VANCOUVER — One of the largest Indigenous-led urban development projects in Canada that proponents hope will rise in the heart of Vancouver is set to double in size with 6,000 units planned. Khelsilem, a Squamish Nation councillor, said the proximity of the project to downtown Vancouver is among the reasons for the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 6, 201952 Views

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New affordable homes coming for Indigenous families, seniors, individuals in Cranbrook

Nov. 4, 2019 CRANBROOK – Construction is underway on 39 new affordable rental homes for Indigenous peoples in Cranbrook through a partnership between the Province, Aqanttanam Housing Society and the City of Cranbrook. “Many Indigenous people don’t have access to the affordable housing they need,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “Reconciliation […]

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 201941 Views

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Vernon & BC Housing continue to look for affordable options – Castanet.net

Nov 5, 2019 Vernon & BC Housing continue to look for affordable options With housing costs rising basically everywhere, it is getting increasingly difficult to find a living arrangement to fit your budget. The City of Vernon is looking to help with that by pairing up with B.C. Housing to find solutions to this problem. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 201947 Views

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BC Government: New long-term revenues help build new homes in First Nation community

Nov. 4, 2019 FORT FRASER – Nadleh Whut’en First Nation is currently building six new homes in its community west of Prince George, supported by funds shared as part of the Province’s gaming revenue-sharing commitment. “We are pleased that the gaming revenue-sharing funds are available to support our home building program,” said Chief Larry Nooski, Nadleh […]

by ahnationtalk on November 4, 201951 Views

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Model tiny home arrives in Kuujjuaq – Nunatsiaq News

30 October, 2019 Nunavik Building offers a small housing solution The first of a series of tiny homes developed for Nunavik arrived on the sealift in Kuujjuaq this summer. “I wanted to show people what kind of quality of house we are building for the North,” said Willie Gadbois, co-founder of Nunavik Building, a home […]

by ahnationtalk on October 31, 201953 Views

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DSB in talks with Aboriginal Housing over Gore Bay properties – Manitoulin Expositor

October 30, 2019 GORE BAY—Following an in camera session at the October meeting of the Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services Board (DSB), a motion was made to allow the DSB to begin negotiations with Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services (OAHS) for the disposition of two of its three Gore Bay properties. Fern Dominelli, DSB CAO, told The Expositor […]

by pmnationtalk on October 30, 201923 Views

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End Homelessness Winnipeg’s 5-Year Plan, 2020-2025

October 28, 2019 At a community celebration and feast on October 28 at Thunderbird House, End Homelessness Winnipeg announced it has become an Indigenous organization and launched a new 5-Year Plan. Above all, becoming an Indigenous organization ensures that End Homelessness Winnipeg reflects and responds to the realities of those who experience homelessness in Winnipeg.  Indigenous people […]

by ahnationtalk on October 28, 201951 Views

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Letter of Support: Indigenous Youth Supportive Housing Project

As part of our 2018 City of Opportunity platform, each member of City Council made a commitment to “proactively engage community groups, city agencies and social organizations to develop long term strategies to battle homelessness, addiction, mental illness and crime based on principles of harm reduction.” The Chamber feels that the construction of the Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on October 28, 201931 Views

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Nunavut’s public housing program draws MLA ire – Nunatsiaq News

24 October, 2019 Concerns over high rents and poor conditions brought to the legislative assembly The Nunavut Housing Corp.’s rent scale, which determines how much tenants pay, based on their income, should be reconsidered, says Cathy Towtongie. The MLA for Rankin Inlet North–Chesterfield Inlet made the demand in the legislature on Monday, Oct. 21, while […]

by ahnationtalk on October 24, 201935 Views

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Ontario Investing in Supportive Housing in Toronto

Province helping vulnerable women with affordable housing and supports October 24, 2019 Toronto ― The Ontario government is investing over $5.2 million in Toronto to give women who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless the housing and support services they need. Ontario’s investment will go towards 35 new apartments for Margaret’s Housing and […]

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Thunder Bay council approves zoning for transitional housing facility – CBC

Oct 22, 2019 Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services intends to build the housing on Junot Ave. After a lengthy public meeting attended by around 80 residents, some of whom had to watch the proceedings on video screens in the City Hall lobby, Thunder Bay City Council on Monday night narrowly approved the rezoning of a piece […]

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UN report highlights ‘abhorrent’ housing conditions for Indigenous people – Campbell River Mirror

Rapporteur says some Indigenous people in Canada’s North sleep in shifts due to housing shortages Oct. 21, 2019 A United Nations report is highlighting the role “abhorrent” housing conditions play in the poverty and exploitation that Indigenous people face in Canada and around the world. The report, presented to the UN General Assembly on Friday, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 201935 Views

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Indigenous People Face ‘Abhorrent’ Housing Conditions In Canada: UN Report – HuffPost Canada

Shortages are so severe that some are forced to sleep in shifts, an expert says. A United Nations (UN) report is highlighting the role “abhorrent” housing conditions play in the poverty and exploitation that Indigenous people face in Canada and around the world. The report, presented to the UN General Assembly on Friday, examines the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 201958 Views

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APTN Investigates – Canada assumed Indigenous people were ‘dying out’: The on-reserve housing crisis that never ends – APTN News

October 11, 2019 Just weeks after moving in, Lake St. Martin First Nation community member Bernice McKenzie began hearing a noise in her master bedroom. “At the beginning it was slow…but now it’s just like a water tap,” she said. McKenzie moved into her new home on March 2, 2018. “I was excited. I was […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 201966 Views

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Nunavut and housing: a federal election explainer – CBC

Around 5,000 people are waiting for public housing, half of Nunavut’s population live in overcrowded homes Oct 11, 2019 Housing is high on the platform lists of all of Nunavut’s federal election candidates, but officials say they have yet to see a plan that will curb a territory-wide housing crisis. Around 5,000 people are waiting […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201989 Views

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New affordable homes coming for families, seniors in Oliver

Oct. 4, 2019 OLIVER – More than 40 new rental homes will give Oliver families, seniors and people with disabilities an affordable place to call home and help them stay in their community. “After years of neglect by the last government, many people in our province have struggled to find safe and affordable housing,” said […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201981 Views

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Nunavut’s first transitional housing set to open in Iqaluit – Nunatsiaq News

“It’s really the first indication they have that things are changing” 1 October, 2019 Nunavut’s first transitional housing project, run by the Uquutaq Society, is set to open in Iqaluit early next year. Uquutaq’s application for the $6.5-million project was recently approved by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation under the National Housing Strategy’s Co-Investment […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 201960 Views

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662 domestic homicides during 2010-2018: Canadian researchers, community collaborators launch study to learn from survivors and those left behind to enhance domestic homicide prevention

There have been at least 662 victims of domestic homicide in Canada since 2010 and the numbers continue to rise. On average, that’s well over 70 victims per year, according to a five-year, national initiative being led by researchers at Western University and the University of Guelph. Consistent with Statistics Canada figures and global estimates, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201973 Views

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UBCM: Habitat for Humanity In BC Communities

Sept. 18, 2019 Habitat for Humanity is working with the Province and municipal and First Nations governments across BC to deliver affordable home ownership opportunities for people leaving social housing to pursue homeownership. They will have a trade show booth at Convention. Recent Success Stories: City of Coquitlam Habitat for Humanity’s Coquitlam project is its […]

by pnationtalk on September 19, 201960 Views

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Nunavik’s fall evictions postponed until spring – Nunatsiaq News

18 September, 2019 Regional council hears from housing authority on new builds, remaining needs As officials from the Kativik Municipal Housing Bureau took their seats in front of the Kativik Regional Government council in Kuujjuaq on Sept. 12, council chairperson Jennifer Munick delivered some good news. “Last week we had a meeting with the executive […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201951 Views

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Investments Help More Nova Scotians Access Affordable Housing

September 18, 2019 Every Nova Scotian deserves a safe, suitable and affordable place to call home. That’s why government is investing $88 million over three years to ensure nearly 3,000 Nova Scotian households in need have access to more affordable housing options. The province’s three-year action plan is the first under the new federal-provincial housing […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201951 Views

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International aid organization steps in to help Montreal homeless – APTN News

September 18, 2019 The closure of a prominent Montreal homeless shelter has directly affected the city’s urban Indigenous population. To fill that gap an international aid organization has stepped in until more resources are made available from the municipal and provincial governments. Among other things, Medecins du Monde is dispensing medical care to the city’s […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201954 Views

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Federal Electoral Ridings in Ontario, British Columbia Hardest Hit by Canada’s Rental Housing Affordability Crisis

Data Paints Troubling Picture Across Key Electoral Districts and Demographic Groups Ahead of October Election Demonstrating Need for Immediate Action TORONTO, ONTARIO (September 17, 2019) – As voters prepare to go to the polls, data from the Canadian Rental Housing Index finds Canada’s worsening rental housing affordability crisis is impacting Ontario and British Columbia electoral districts […]

by pnationtalk on September 17, 2019144 Views

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Supportive housing for at-risk Indigenous people – mywestnipissingnow

The Ontario government is investing over $2.5 million to give people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless the housing and support services they need. With the help of Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services, the North Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre will build 17 new apartments for Indigenous people and offer services such as addiction […]

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 201988 Views

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Ontario Investing in Indigenous Supportive Housing in North Bay

Province helping Indigenous people with affordable housing and supports September 16, 2019 North Bay ― The Ontario government is investing over $2.5 million in the City of North Bay to give people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless the housing and support services they need. With the help of Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 201971 Views

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BC Government: Supportive housing shown to be making peoples’ lives better

Sept. 10, 2019 VICTORIA – New reports show that government’s supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness is substantially improving the quality of life for residents and reducing their use of emergency health services. With this housing-first approach, people experiencing homelessness have access to housing, along with the wraparound services they need to build a better […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 201963 Views

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New housing to help students focus on studies, not finances

Sept. 6, 2019 TERRACE – New, affordable, on-campus student housing is coming to Coast Mountain College’s Terrace campus, with 108 new beds to replace outdated housing and 33 net new student beds. “Students should be able to focus on acquiring the skills and training they need to join B.C.’s thriving economy, and not worry about […]

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 2019237 Views

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Transfer of Six Renovated Houses to the Kátł’odeeche First Nation

Alfred Moses, Minister Responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation (NWTHC) and for Addressing Homelessness, today announced the transfer of ownership of six houses to the Kátł’odeeche First Nation (KFN). These houses are newly renovated units that had been part of the NWTHC housing portfolio. The Kátł’odeeche First Nation expressed an interest in obtaining the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 2, 201939 Views

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Government of Canada announces funding to address homelessness in the Northwest Territories

From: Employment and Social Development Canada News release August 29, 2019 Yellowknife, Northwest Territories Employment and Social Development Canada Homelessness has an economic and social impact on communities and individual Canadians across the country. The Government of Canada is taking action to help those in need and make a real impact to reduce homelessness across […]

by ahnationtalk on August 29, 201987 Views

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Cities to parties: Fill housing gaps for seniors, Indigenous people – CTV News

August 28, 2019 OTTAWA — Canada’s cities are asking federal parties to add more than $500 million a year to the national government’s decade-long housing strategy and fill gaps in the plan over its remaining eight years to make renting more affordable and keep people from going homeless. Among the requests from the Federation of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 28, 201944 Views

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