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Governments of Canada and Yukon provide rental assistance for victims of violence

December 08, 2017 Four Whitehorse organizations will receive rental assistance funding to help victims of family violence gain and maintain affordable housing. This funding is available through the Canada-Yukon Investment in Affordable Housing Agreement. The rent supplement funding allows Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition, Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Society of Yukon and Blood Ties […]

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Vancouver’s latest tool for housing the homeless getting rough reception – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 8, 2017  By Geordon Omand THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ Construction has hardly begun at the first of Vancouver’s temporary modular housing projects and already pushback is mounting against the city’s latest strategy to house its homeless. Vancouver was granted an injunction earlier this week from the Supreme Court of British Columbia […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 201723 Views

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$240M for Nunavut housing ‘nowhere near’ what territory needs, says housing corp. – CBC

Dec 06, 2017 Terry Audla says it would take about 60 years to address Nunavut’s housing crisis at this rate The president of Nunavut Housing Corporation says the $240 million contained in last month’s national housing strategy will be a fraction of what the territory actually needs — only producing a few dozen more homes […]

by ahnationtalk on December 7, 201721 Views

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Survey says Nunavik needs 813 more housing units – Nunatsiaqonline.ca

With more Nunavimmiut living alone, housing bureau says it will look at redistribution of tenants December 06, 2017 Nunavik’s latest housing survey results reveal the region is in need of 813 additional units to accommodate its growing population. That’s down slightly from the region’s last survey in 2015, which pegged the housing shortage at 1,030 […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201726 Views

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Canadians get affordable housing help – Windsor

Plan calls for significant investments in affordable units and repairs to existing units WINDSOR, ONTARIO, December 1, 2017 — All Canadians need and deserve housing that is safe and affordable. A home makes Canadians feel more secure, making it easier to raise healthy children, pursue an education, and gain employment. Adam Vaughan, Parliamentary Secretary to the […]

by pmnationtalk on December 1, 201723 Views

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AHMA Cautiously Optimistic Regarding New National Housing Strategy

November 28, 2017 West Vancouver, B.C. – In response to last weeks’ announcement by the Federal Government of a new National Housing Strategy, Aboriginal Housing Management Association (AHMA) Chief Executive Officer Margaret Pfoh says that though she is hugely encouraged to see the Federal Government is once again playing an active roll in affordable housing, […]

by pmnationtalk on November 29, 201728 Views

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Minister Philpott congratulates Kanaka Bar First Nation on completing new housing complex

November 28, 2017   Lytton, British Columbia   Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada All Canadians should have the security of a safe and healthy home. The Government of Canada is committed to working in partnership with First Nations to improve the condition of housing in their communities, reduce overcrowding, and better safeguard the health and safety of […]

by pmnationtalk on November 29, 201738 Views

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Ontario Helping Survivors of Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking Access Affordable Housing

Portable Housing Benefit Helps Survivors Escape Violence Faster November 28, 2017 Ontario is helping more survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking escape violence by providing faster access to housing. Survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking will now have access to a subsidy, or portable housing benefit, that helps low-income households manage housing costs. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 201743 Views

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Canadians get affordable housing help – Edmonton

Plan calls for significant investments in affordable units and repairs to existing units EDMONTON, ALBERTA, November 24, 2017 — All Canadians need and deserve housing that is safe and affordable. A home makes Canadians feel more secure, making it easier to raise healthy children, pursue an education, and gain employment. The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of […]

by pmnationtalk on November 27, 201727 Views

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Canadians get affordable housing help – Halifax

Plan calls for significant investments in affordable units and repairs to existing units HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA, November 25, 2017 — All Canadians need and deserve housing that is safe and affordable. A home makes Canadians feel more secure, making it easier to raise healthy children, pursue an education, and gain employment. Andy Fillmore, Member of Parliament […]

by pmnationtalk on November 27, 201724 Views

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B.C. city, homeless campers agree to work together to solve safety concerns – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 26, 2017 VANCOUVER _ Officials in Vancouver suburb say they will work with a group of homeless residents to increase safety at a local tent city. The City of Maple Ridge issued a news release on Sunday saying staff had come to an agreement with lawyers for the campers and the agreement […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201726 Views

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Canadians get affordable housing help – Winnipeg

Plan calls for significant investments in affordable units and repairs to existing units WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, November 24, 2017 — All Canadians need and deserve housing that is safe and affordable. A home makes Canadians feel more secure, making it easier to raise healthy children, pursue an education, and gain employment. Robert-Falcon Ouellette Member of Parliament for […]

by pmnationtalk on November 24, 2017130 Views

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Canadians get affordable housing help – St. John’s

Plan calls for significant investments in affordable units and repairs to existing units ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR, November 24, 2017 — All Canadians need and deserve housing that is safe and affordable. A home makes Canadians feel more secure, making it easier to raise healthy children, pursue an education, and gain employment. The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, […]

by pmnationtalk on November 24, 201743 Views

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Canadians get affordable housing help – Thunder Bay

Plan calls for significant investments in affordable units and repairs to existing units THUNDER BAY, Ontario – All Canadians need and deserve housing that is safe and affordable. A home makes Canadians feel more secure, making it easier to raise healthy children, pursue an education, and gain employment. The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce […]

by pmnationtalk on November 24, 201744 Views

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BR Housing Strategy – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 24, 2017  OTTAWA – Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos says the Liberal government’s vision for tackling homelessness and easing the crunch in affordable housing deliberately focuses spending on building and finding homes for low-income Canadians. He says the plan is not to put cash into more shelter space and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 24, 201728 Views

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Federal housing plan sparks fresh calls for Liberals to help homeless vets – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 24, 2017  By Lee Berthiaume THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The Trudeau government is facing calls to produce its long-awaited plan to help homeless veterans in Canada, after their plight received only a passing mention in the Liberals’ new national housing strategy. The government has been working for more than a year […]

by ahnationtalk on November 24, 201736 Views

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CMHC: Canadians get affordable housing help

Plan calls for significant investments in affordable units and repairs to existing units TORONTO, ONTARIO – VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, November 22, 2017 — All Canadians need and deserve housing that is safe and affordable. A home makes Canadians feel more secure, making it easier to raise healthy children, pursue an education, and gain employment. The Right […]

by pmnationtalk on November 23, 201734 Views

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Housing co-ops welcome National Housing Strategy

Today, the National Housing Strategy was announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister Responsible for CMHC Jean-Yves Duclos at events in Toronto and Vancouver. In its news release, CHF Canada welcomed the Strategy which includes provisions to protect low-income members of housing co-operatives and to build new affordable housing for Canadians in need. After a […]

by aanationtalk on November 23, 201742 Views

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CAEH Welcomes Release of National Housing Strategy

Urges government to stay focused on outcomes and act urgently on chronic homelessness CALGARY, Nov. 22, 2017 – The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness today welcomed release of the long-awaited National Housing Strategy (NHS) marking the return of the federal government to leadership on housing. In the NHS, the government set out its vision, laid out […]

by pmnationtalk on November 23, 201743 Views

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Habitat Canada: National Housing Strategy builds a solid foundation to provide more safe and affordable homes for Canadians

TORONTO, Nov. 22. 2017  – The release of a National Housing Strategy this afternoon represents a significant step forward for the federal government in beginning to address the affordable housing and homelessness crisis in Canada. In Habitat for Humanity Canada’s consultations with the federal government for the National Housing Strategy, Habitat Canada was clear that affordable homeownership […]

by pmnationtalk on November 23, 201739 Views

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GNT: Announcement of a National Housing Strategy by the Government of Canada

YELLOWKNIFE (November 22, 2017) – The Minister Responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation and Minister Responsible for Addressing Homelessness, Caroline Cochrane issued the following statement on the release of the National Housing Strategy by the Government of Canada: “Ensuring adequate support for housing is of great importance to the Government of the Northwest Territories. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 201728 Views

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Communiqué from provincial and territorial ministers on a National Housing Strategy

November 22, 2017 VICTORIA – Provincial and territorial ministers responsible for housing welcome the release of a National Housing Strategy*. Now that Canada has released its National Housing Strategy, ministers are committed to continuing to work with the federal government through co-operative and collaborative partnerships that effectively address the housing needs of Canadians. Bilateral and […]

by pmnationtalk on November 23, 201734 Views

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Five thing to know about what’s in the new national housing strategy – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 22, 2017  OTTAWA _ There’s a lot of numbers and promises in the new national housing strategy. Here are five key things to know about the strategy. 1. The country will have a new, portable housing benefit starting in 2021. The money can’t flow until then because the Liberals need to negotiate […]

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 201732 Views

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Liberals propose billions for affordable housing, including individual benefits – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 22, 2017  By Jordan Press THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ A Liberal government fond of promising help for those working hard to join the middle class unveiled billions in housing help Wednesday that could make a difference to hundreds of thousands of households _ but only in a few years when federal […]

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 201725 Views

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Statement on the National Housing Strategy – Government of ON

November 22, 2017 The following statement was issued today by Peter Milczyn, Minister of Housing and Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy, following the release of the federal National Housing Strategy: “I would like to thank the federal government for partnering with the provinces and territories to create a National Housing Strategy. We have […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 201785 Views

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Ministers committed to improving housing outcomes for Canadians

VICTORIA – Federal, Provincial and Territorial Housing Ministers Federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for housing met today to discuss key priorities for housing in Canada. Ministers agreed to move forward with a renewed federal, provincial and territorial collaboration in housing based on integrity, openness and respect. Ministers discussed the development of a National Housing Strategy […]

by pmnationtalk on November 22, 201752 Views

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Saskatchewan Government Celebrates National Housing Day

On November 22 – National Housing Day – the province is celebrating the achievements that have been made in addressing the housing needs of Saskatchewan people.  National Housing Day is also a day to mark the importance of housing in the lives of Canadians. “Since November 2007, our government has invested more than $773 million […]

by pmnationtalk on November 22, 201761 Views

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Premier’s statement on National Housing Day – Government of BC

November 22, 2017 VICTORIA – Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement in recognition of National Housing Day: “Homes are where we make family. They are the foundation of community. “Too many British Columbians are struggling to find housing they can afford. Some B.C. cities are among the least affordable housing markets in the […]

by pmnationtalk on November 22, 201737 Views

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Need a Source? How Habitat for Humanity Canada’s model of affordable homeownership should be an important part of a national housing strategy

TORONTO, Nov. 22, 2017 – Recent data released by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation shows that 1.7 million Canadian households were in core housing need, an increase of 130,000 households since 2011. While the federal government has taken an important first step and prioritized a national housing strategy as part of its recent budget, the details […]

by aanationtalk on November 22, 201722 Views

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Government of Canada congratulates Mishkeegogamang Ojibway First Nation on new six-unit housing project

November 22, 2017 Ottawa, Ontario Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada All Canadians should have the security of a safe and healthy home. The Government of Canada is making historic investments toward improving housing conditions in First Nation communities, reducing overcrowding and increasing health and safety. The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, today congratulated […]

by pmnationtalk on November 22, 201748 Views

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Media advisory – Housing co-op spokespeople to hold media availability following release of National Housing Strategy

OTTAWA, Nov. 21, 2017 – The Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada (CHF Canada) expects to see a full, timely and seamless solution to expiring federal rental assistance in Canada’s new National Housing Strategy, widely expected to be announced tomorrow on National Housing Day. The issue of expiring assistance threatens the housing security of over 20,000 low-income co-op households across Canada, consisting mostly […]

by pmnationtalk on November 22, 201738 Views

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Liberals look to make housing more affordable for neediest families – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 22, 2017 9:46 By Jordan Press THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The Liberals will announce plans today to spend tens of billions in federal dollars on a housing strategy that will provide housing benefits directly to low-income tenants, as well as repairs and renovations to some 300,000 units. Multiple sources with knowledge of the […]

by pmnationtalk on November 22, 201735 Views

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Liberals look to ease affordability concerns with release of housing strategy – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 22, 2017 4:30 OTTAWA _ The federal government will unveil its highly anticipated national housing strategy today, with the Liberals looking to ease the concerns of Canadians who fear being priced out of the market. The plan will put a heavy focus on housing supply _ building tens of thousands of affordable housing units […]

by pmnationtalk on November 22, 201734 Views

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New housing strategy could cut into child poverty rates, groups say – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 21, 2017  By Jordan Press THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ About 450,000 children are in families that depend on social assistance to pay the bills and the vast majority live below the poverty line, says a new report that hopes to prod the federal government to take additional steps to alleviate child […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 201747 Views

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New housing strategy could cut into child poverty rates, groups say – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 21, 2017  By Jordan Press THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ About 450,000 children are in families reliant on social assistance to pay the bills and the vast majority live below the poverty line, says a new report that hopes to prod more government action to alleviate child poverty. The report from an […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 201738 Views

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Tie new affordable housing money to outcomes, former watchdog tells Liberals – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 20, 2017  By Jordan Press THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Parliament’s first budget watchdog is warning the federal government to be careful how it spends billions in new housing money over the next decade to ensure it actually makes a lasting impact. In an analysis published today, former parliamentary budget officer Kevin […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201726 Views

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CMHC: Housing need stable in Canada, 1.7 million Canadian households affected

OTTAWA, November 15, 2017 — Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and Statistics Canada, are releasing the core housing need figures from the 2016 Census. In 2016, the rate of core housing need in Canada stood at 12.7%, representing 1.7M households. This new data indicates the proportion of Canadian households in housing need has remained stable since 2006. “While […]

by pmnationtalk on November 15, 201740 Views

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Government of Canada supports project to help women and children facing homelessness

November 10, 2017      Saint John, New Brunswick   Employment and Social Development Canada Women and their children who flee family violence often become homeless after escaping their situation, but a new project may help reduce those numbers. Today, Wayne Long, Member of Parliament for Saint John–Rothesay, announced that the Government of Canada is providing more than […]

by pmnationtalk on November 10, 201765 Views

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Government of Canada partners with Lac Seul First Nation to improve housing in the community

November 10, 2017 Ottawa, Ontario Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada All Canadians should have the security of a safe and healthy home. The Government of Canada is committed to working in genuine partnership with First Nations to improve the condition of housing in their communities, reduce overcrowding, and better safeguard the health and safety of residents. Today, […]

by pmnationtalk on November 10, 201758 Views

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Media Advisory: MP Bob Nault to participate in Housing Complex Grand Opening in Lac Seul First Nation

Ottawa – On behalf of the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, The Honourable Bob Nault, Member of Parliament for Kenora, will participate in an event to applaud the grand opening of new Tri-plex Housing complex in Lac Seul First Nation. Date:  November 10, 2017 Time: 10:00 a.m. (CST) Where:    Frenchman’s Head Lac Seul First Nation Lac […]

by pmnationtalk on November 9, 201755 Views

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Flood evacuees from Lake St. Martin return home – APTN

It’s been a long six years since devastating flooding forced more than a thousand members of Lake St. Martin First Nation from their homes. Now some of those community members are returning home for the first time. “We’re turning over some houses to the community members that have been evacuated for six years,” Chief Adrian […]

by pmnationtalk on November 3, 201745 Views

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After six year wait, Lake St. Martin flood victims get keys to their new homes – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 2, 2017  LAKE ST. MARTIN, Man. _ After enduring a six-year wait, 12 families returned home Thursday to the Lake St. Martin First Nation in Manitoba. They got the keys to their new homes on the reserve, which was ravaged by floods back in 2011, forcing the evacuation of about 1,000 people. […]

by pmnationtalk on November 3, 201749 Views

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Lake St. Martin First Nation Begins Return to New Community with Completion of First 40 Homes

November 2, 2017 The governments of Canada, Manitoba and Lake St. Martin First Nation are working together to bring home residents displaced by severe flooding in 2011. Today, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, and the Honourable Eileen Clarke, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Relations for the Province of Manitoba, congratulated Lake St. […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 201766 Views

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First Nations Forum to Address Housing & Infrastructure Crisis

First Nations Forum to Address Housing & Infrastructure Crisis October 31, 2017 (Montreal, QC) – Experts in housing and infrastructure will gather in Montreal, QC today through Wednesday to collaborate on First Nations-led solutions to the housing and infrastructure crisis facing many First Nations. The Forum provides an opportunity for First Nations leaders and experts […]

by pmnationtalk on October 31, 201789 Views

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River Bend affordable housing development opens first building

October 27, 2017 The Ta’an Kwäch’än Council, Da Daghay Development Corporation, along with the Governments of Canada and Yukon, and the City of Whitehorse, are pleased to announce the opening of the River Bend development in Whistle Bend today. The first of three buildings, providing 14 housing units to Yukoners, will open on November 1. […]

by pmnationtalk on October 30, 201750 Views

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Media advisory – Assembly of First Nations 2017 National Housing & Infrastructure Forum ‘Moving Towards First Nations Care and Control of Housing and Infrastructure’

Media advisory – Assembly of First Nations 2017 National Housing & Infrastructure Forum ‘Moving Towards First Nations Care and Control of Housing and Infrastructure’ MONTREAL, Oct. 27, 2017 – The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) will convene a national Housing and Infrastructure Forum to be held October 30 – November 1 in Montreal, Quebec. The […]

by pmnationtalk on October 27, 201796 Views

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FCM: New census data confirms need for affordable housing solutions

Federation of Canadian Municipalities President Jenny Gerbasi issued this statement following today’s Statistics Canada data release. “Today’s 2016 Census data reveals much about Canada’s housing affordability crisis and how the federal government’s upcoming National Housing Strategy needs to tackle it. With 3.3 million households spending at least 30 per cent of their income on shelter—and […]

by pmnationtalk on October 26, 201745 Views

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Federal and Provincial Governments back Housing Initiatives across Saskatchewan

October 13, 2017 The Government of Canada and the Government of Saskatchewan are working together to deliver more affordable housing solutions for households in greatest need across Saskatchewan with a combined investment of more than $8.67 million. This funding will help create more than 100 affordable housing units, through 12 new projects in five communities, […]

by pmnationtalk on October 13, 201775 Views

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Government of Canada supports innovative project to address homeless youth

October 13, 2017                       Ottawa, Ontario           Employment and Social Development Canada Far too many young people face homelessness in Canada, including over 25,000 youth who used shelters in 2014. This is why the Government of Canada is supporting the development of new and innovative approaches to reducing youth homelessness through the Homelessness Partnering Strategy’s (HPS) Innovative Solutions to […]

by pmnationtalk on October 13, 201768 Views

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Government Funding Helps FWFN – Magic 99.9

October 11, 2017 Thousands of dollars in government funding will be helping the Fort William First Nation begin some new housing projects. One band councillor says the $135,000 cash injection for water infrastructure is just what’s needed to get new houses built. Michelle Solomon says it might help to attract members who live off the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201740 Views

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