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Province secures affordable rental housing in Prince George

Jan. 21, 2020 PRINCE GEORGE – The Province is partnering with the Aboriginal Housing Society of Prince George to purchase a six-unit apartment complex, preserving rental housing and providing affordable options for Indigenous peoples in the community. “By helping to purchase this building, we are protecting these affordable homes for people in Prince George,” said […]

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Indigenous Homes Innovation Initiative brings together Indigenous innovators and mentors to further develop Indigenous-led housing ideas

From: Indigenous Services Canada January 20, 2020 — Parksville, Traditional Snuneymuxw First Nation Territory, British Columbia — Indigenous Services Canada Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, congratulated 24 Indigenous innovators on moving forward in developing their ideas under the Indigenous Homes Innovation Initiative. The 24 innovators come from all regions of Canada […]

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Tenants of N.S. Indigenous housing group decry deplorable building conditions – CBC

‘I haven’t felt safe since I moved in. This is the worst place I could be,’ says tenant Chantal Chassé Jan 14, 2020 The tenants of a non-profit housing association meant to benefit Indigenous people living in urban areas in Nova Scotia are speaking out about what they say are unsafe living conditions and a […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 202026 Views

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‘It’s hard sometimes’: Housing North of 60 and the problems of overcrowding – APTN News

January 13, 2020 Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal will be in the Northwest Territories this week for his first visit since being sworn in. Leaders in the north are expected to push housing issues when they sit down with the minister. Housing is one of the biggest issues in the north – and a problem […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 202033 Views

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NunatuKavut launches two new significant programs: medical transportation and home repair

The NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) is proud to announce the launch of two pilot programs that directly contribute to the overall health and well-being of NunatuKavut Inuit and communities. The Medical Transportation Program is a $1.75 million program that provides financial support to help alleviate some of the travel costs in accessing specialized insured medical […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 202029 Views

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New housing maintenance line opens in Cambridge Bay – Nunatsiaq News

10 January 2020 Housing association now has a dedicated line for evening and weekend calls Tenants in Cambridge Bay should see quicker responses to maintenance calls, now that their housing association has a new direct line to its after-hours on-call worker. As of Jan. 7, the on-call technician with the Cambridge Bay Housing Association will […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 202070 Views

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N.W.T. Housing Corp. increases spending in 2018-19, but mostly on market housing – CBC

N.W.T. Housing Corporation built eight new market houses this fiscal year Jan 07, 2020 The N.W.T. Housing Corporation spent $4.2 million more in 2018-2019 than in the previous fiscal year, but more than half of that went to programs for private homeowners, its annual report shows. Expenditures on maintenance for public housing, meanwhile, dropped by […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 202049 Views

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Update – Housing Crisis in Cat Lake Nears End – Net Newsledger

December 19, 2019 CAT LAKE FIRST NATION – The new homes delivered last February to Cat Lake First Nation should be available to residents of the northern Ontario community by February 2020. Speaking with Band Councillor Derek Spence things are progressing well with help from NAN and the Windigo Tribal Council that saw the homes […]

by ahnationtalk on December 19, 201978 Views

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SAVE THE DATE – 2020 National Housing and Infrastructure Forum and Tradeshow

SAVE THE DATE – 2020 National Housing and Infrastructure Forum and Tradeshow Greetings, The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is hosting its 2020 National Housing and Infrastructure Forum and Tradeshow on March 10-12, 2020, in Toronto, Ontario, at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. The forum will host plenary sessions and interactive workshops on the long-term […]

by ahnationtalk on December 19, 2019101 Views

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Governments of Canada and Ontario Sign Canada’s First Housing Benefit

December 19, 2019 Toronto, ON — Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. That is why, in 2017 the Federal Government launched the National Housing Strategy (NHS) and in 2018 the Province of Ontario signed the bilateral agreement on housing. Today, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development […]

by ahnationtalk on December 19, 201968 Views

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Province dishing out $40 million for Indigenous off-reserve housing – Sudbury.com

Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Steve Clark unveils new program at Sault Ste. Marie Indian Friendship Centre Friday The provincial government unveiled its new $40 million program to expand off-reserve housing to urban centres across the province during an announcement at the Sault Ste. Marie Indian Friendship Centre Friday. The Rural and Urban Indigenous Housing […]

by ahnationtalk on December 16, 201963 Views

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Ontario Reaches New Agreement to Provide More Indigenous Housing Off-Reserve

December 13, 2019 Sault Ste. Marie — Ontario is investing in a new program to expand off-reserve housing to urban centres. This will give Indigenous people living in both large and small communities across the province better access to affordable housing and supports.The new Rural and Urban Indigenous Housing program will invest $8 million annually […]

by ahnationtalk on December 13, 2019104 Views

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New rental homes open for people in Mission

Dec. 12, 2019 MISSION – Close to 70 new affordable homes are now available for low- to middle-income families and individuals as a new rental apartment building has opened in Mission. “The old government chose to ignore the housing crisis, leaving people in Mission and across the province without the safe and affordable homes they […]

by ahnationtalk on December 13, 201972 Views

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OAHS: Statement on National Urban Indigenous Housing Strategy

December 11, 2019 This statement is the result of a strategic meeting between leaders from Indigenous communities across Canada, urban Indigenous housing and homelessness service providers, and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, Leilani Farha (the Rapporteur). … As the newly formed federal government opens parliament, on International Human Rights […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201949 Views

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AHMA Meets with the Leilani Farha, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing to discuss an Urban Indigenous Housing Strategy in Canada

Squamish Nation Territory/West Vancouver (December 11, 2019) – CEO of AHMA Margaret Pfoh will be joining a formal discussion on the dire need for an Urban Indigenous housing strategy in Canada hosted by Leilani Farha, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing. The meeting is being coordinated by the Ontario Federation of […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 2019145 Views

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Housing disparity remains stark – Winnipeg Free Press

Data shows differences between Indigenous and non-Indigneous living situations improving, but slowly Read More: https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/indigenous-housing-inequality-slowly-improving-566060161.html

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 2019111 Views

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We deserve to benefit from this land’: Squamish Nation votes for $3B housing project on its land – CBC

One of Canada’s largest real estate projects run by First Nation ‘an exciting opportunity to assert identity’ Dec 11, 2019 The Squamish Nation voted last night to proceed with the $3-billion Sen̓áḵw housing development project on Kitsilano reserve land in Vancouver, making it one of the biggest housing projects led by a First Nation in […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201988 Views

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Winnipeg’s Indigenous population less segregated but still in poor housing: Statistics Canada – CBC

Winnipeg had the largest Indigenous population in Canada in 2016 census Dec 10, 2019 As Winnipeg’s Indigenous population continues to grow, the city is also becoming less segregated, says a new report from Statistics Canada. Income and housing conditions of First Nations, Métis and Inuit people living in the city also have improved in the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201959 Views

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Beaver First Nation celebrates the opening of their new water treatment plant and housing

From: Indigenous Services Canada December 10, 2019 — Beaver First Nation, AB — Treaty 8 Territory — Indigenous Services Canada Today, Chief Trevor Mercredi and Beaver First Nation officially opened a new water treatment facility and six new housing units. The water project, in which the Government of Canada invested $14.2 million, included construction of […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 201990 Views

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Rest-A-Bit Shelter Sees Increased use With Cold Weather – PortageOnline.com

10 December 2019 With Portage seeing some of the coldest temperatures of the season last week, the Rest-a-bit shelter has been filling up. Miriam Turyamwijuka is the Board chair. She talks about how things are going. “We have more people now because of the colder weather. On Friday, for example, we were completely full. We’re […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 201993 Views

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Study: Housing, income and residential dissimilarity among Indigenous people in Canadian cities

Released: 2019-12-10 The most recent census counted 1.67 million Indigenous people in Canada in 2016, or 4.9% of the total population. About half (44%) of the Indigenous population—representing 731,480 First Nations people, Métis and Inuit—lived in one of 49 urban areas large enough to be divided into neighbourhoods (or census tracts). A new study, “Results from the 2016 Census: Housing, income and residential dissimilarity among Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 2019146 Views

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Ontario Priorities Housing Initiative (OPHI) Homeownership Program – Apply Now!

Ontario Priorities Housing Initiative (OPHI) Homeownership Program component aims to assist low to moderate income off-reserve Indigenous renter households to purchase affordable homes by providing down payment and closing cost assistance in the form of a forgivable loan. Funding is provided as a down payment and closing cost assistance loan for eligible purchasers. Assistance is forgiven in […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 2019102 Views

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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, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201955 Views

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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, 2019121 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 […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201946 Views

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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 […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201948 Views

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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, 201953 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, 201970 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, 201992 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, 201950 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, 201957 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, 201998 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, 201947 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, 201983 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, 201965 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, 2019105 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, 201962 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, 2019171 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, 2019162 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, 201988 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, 201968 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, 2019107 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, 201980 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, 2019112 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, 2019159 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, 201994 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, 2019119 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, 201956 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, 201987 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, 201957 Views

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