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Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan Break Ground on New Affordable Housing Project in Prince Albert

The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan, along with the City of Prince Albert and Prince Albert Community Housing Society Inc. (PACHSI), officially broke ground to construct a new 14-unit affordable rental housing project in Prince Albert. The project will provide safe, quality housing to eight individuals with acquired brain injury and complex needs, as well […]

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NS Government: Funding for Affordable Housing

The province is creating more affordable housing options for Nova Scotians by investing $197.1 million as part of a federal-provincial agreement to strengthen housing programs. “We continue to address the specific housing needs for Nova Scotians because everyone deserves a safe, suitable and affordable place to call home. This agreement reflects our two governments working […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 201921 Views

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Trades teachers building house with Elsipogtog First Nation

ELSIPOGTOG FIRST NATION (GNB) – Trades teachers and other volunteers are partnering with Elsipogtog First Nation to build a home for a family in need. “Trades are an important aspect of our economy and we are working to improve learning in trades,” said Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy. “We are very pleased […]

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Governments of Canada and Nova Scotia Sign 10-Year Housing Agreement

Windsor, Nova Scotia, August 20, 2019 Families, Indigenous communities and vulnerable Canadians in need of an affordable place to call home can count on long-term funding for community housing in Nova Scotia thanks to an agreement signed today by the federal and provincial governments. The Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development, on behalf […]

by pnationtalk on August 20, 201917 Views

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The Government of Canada Launches a Public Call for Applications for the National Housing Council

Ottawa, Ontario, August 20, 2019 Our Government strongly believes that all Canadians should have access to safe and affordable housing. As part of Canada’s first ever National Housing Strategy (NHS), the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), today launched the public […]

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Five Homes For Families In Need Of Emergency Or Transitional Housing Open In Regina

August 19, 2019 The Government of Canada and the Province of Saskatchewan, along with Silver Sage Holdings Ltd. (Silver Sage), officially celebrated the opening of five single family dwellings for households in need of emergency or transitional housing.  Silver Sage acquired and renovated the homes, which are located in residential neighbourhoods close to schools, services […]

by pnationtalk on August 19, 201920 Views

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Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy has launched in Greater Vancouver

From: Employment and Social Development Canada August 18, 2019 Vancouver, British Columbia Employment and Social Development Canada Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. Yet every day, vulnerable Canadians experience homelessness, or are at risk of becoming homeless. The Government of Canada is taking action to help those in need and […]

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 201923 Views

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Scores of kids seek shelter every night at drop-in centre named after Tina Fontaine – CBC

Drop-in centre Tina’s Safe Haven takes in 50 kids every night Aug 19, 2019 A safe haven created in honour of Tina Fontaine is seeing too many kids living on the streets and needing access to one of its beds, say its operators. Tina’s Safe Haven, which opened its doors in November 2018 on Selkirk […]

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Indigenous Homelessness funding stream

From: Employment and Social Development Canada Reaching Home’s Indigenous Homelessness stream provides funding to organizations that provide supports to meet the unique needs of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The intent is that the funding be provided to Indigenous organizations located in urban centres. The program […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201963 Views

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Lennox Island family builds a PEI home for themselves – The Journal Pioneer

The build is one of five Habitat for Humanity projects this year LENNOX ISLAND, P.E.I. — Construction has begun to create a new home for a family in Lennox Island. It’s one of five Habitat for Humanity projects currently underway on P.E.I. The build on Lennox Island is for single mother Kelly Sark and her […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 201922 Views

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Call for Proposal as the Designated Community Entity for Metro Vancouver under Reaching Home – Aboriginal Housing Management Association

Employment and Social Development Canada is accepting applications from organizations within the community of Metro Vancouver that are interested in supporting the delivery of funding under the Designated Communities stream of Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy. Reaching Home, launched on April 1, 2019, is a community-based program that provides funding for communities across Canada, as […]

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Homeless shelter in Kenora, Ont., to remain open until August 18 – CBC

Aug 13, 2019 Shelter is part of city’s Service Hub, which is closed for 45 days for safety, programming evaluation The homeless shelter in Kenora, Ont., will remain open for another week because of concerns for its most-vulnerable patrons, the social services board said Monday. The shelter is part of the city’s Service Hub operation, […]

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Cambridge Bay considers using tiny homes to address housing crunch – Nunatsiaq News

13 August, 2019 “The overcrowding situation is pretty dire in the North” The municipality of Cambridge Bay is exploring the possibility of building tiny homes to help ease its housing shortage. The rationale behind the pilot project is twofold. It could encourage young people to stay and work in their home community by offering an […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 201922 Views

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BC Government: Provincial grants help communities map, meet housing needs

Aug. 12, 2019 VICTORIA – Local governments will benefit from nearly $1.5 million in provincial grants for developing housing needs reports to plan for long-term housing needs and support strong local economies. The first intake of the housing needs reports funding program approved 30 applications, involving 50 municipalities and 10 regional districts in all parts […]

by pnationtalk on August 13, 201914 Views

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Housing researchers urge YK’s developers to think communally – Cabin Radio

Did you find a poster about affordable housing in your mail this week? It’s from researchers urging Yellowknife to begin thinking differently about how the city provides housing. The cost of both owning and renting in Yellowknife has long frustrated residents. Julia Christensen and Lisa Freeman began their study by asking people who work in […]

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 201916 Views

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Vancouver mayor thrilled about federal housing investment, but former COPE candidate calls it “a drop in the bucket” – Straight.com

August 7th, 2019 The federal government and the City of Vancouver have announced a quarter billion-dollar investment into housing in Canada’s third-largest city. Ottawa will be investing up to $184 million into supporting 1,100 affordable housing units in Vancouver. According to Leonard Catling, senior officer of media relations at the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 8, 201946 Views

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Island Health Community Wellness Grant planted seeds of growth for Songhees rooftop gardens

July 29, 2019 “I believed that if we could get it up and running, we’d soon see the value both for the Songhees community and the wellness centre.” Chris McElroy, Songhees Nation Community Recreation Coordinator is talking about a lush and expansive rooftop garden project made possible by an $8000 Island Health Community Wellness Grant. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 201924 Views

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Home truths, Part 3: Is it too late to solve Kenora’s housing crisis? – TVO

The city has a housing shortfall of about 600 units, but new housing isn’t being built. Council is trying to encourage affordable development — but critics say it’s not enough Nan Normand, a community legal worker supporting low-income residents, knows one thing for certain: Kenora has a housing problem. She sees it every day at […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 201937 Views

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GNWT meeting demand for singles housing in Inuvik

Alfred Moses, Minister Responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation (NWTHC) and for Addressing Homelessness, announced today the opening of a new 17 unit public housing building that will meet the need of residents looking for single occupancy rooms in Inuvik. This new building was designed to replace the venerable Sydney Apartments. During the Housing […]

by ahnationtalk on August 6, 201921 Views

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NWT Housing Corporation opens Fort McPherson seniors’ nineplex

Alfred Moses, Minister Responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation (NWTHC) and for Addressing Homelessness, announced today that Fort McPherson seniors have new supports for remaining in their community as they age, with the opening of a new seniors’ supported independent living nineplex in the community. This new building was designed in collaboration with the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 6, 201927 Views

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New agreement to help Nunavummiut find affordable homes

August 2, 2019 Too many Nunavummiut struggle to find a safe and affordable place to call home. With the fastest growing and youngest population in Canada, Nunavut faces a housing crisis where overcrowded homes are putting families’ health, safety, and well-being at risk. That is why we are making investments through Canada’s first National Housing […]

by ahnationtalk on August 2, 201939 Views

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Community swings in support of Junot transitional housing project – Tbnewswatch.com

The Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services hosted the public meeting on Tuesday and welcomed overwhelming support of the controversial project THUNDER BAY – Public opinion of a controversial proposed transitional housing project that would be located on Junot Avenue has seemingly swung in favour of support after the third public meeting was held on Tuesday. Roughly […]

by ahnationtalk on August 2, 201926 Views

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Kenora Shelter Closure is a Social Emergency Requiring Partnership and Collective Leadership

August 1, 2019 Kenora — Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Treaty #3 is calling for a meeting to bring together First Nations leaders and Kenora municipal leadership to renew relationships and collectively address present challenges. “There is a need to share ideas, break down misconceptions and collectively problem solve,” said Ogichidaa Kavanaugh. “There is […]

by ahnationtalk on August 1, 201946 Views

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Nearly 70 new affordable rental homes open in Quesnel

People with low to moderate incomes including Indigenous peoples, seniors and families now have access to 68 new affordable rental homes with the opening of two housing projects in the community. Community partners celebrated the official opening of both projects today, which began welcoming tenants earlier this year. Located at 424 McLean Street, Dakelh and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 201939 Views

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Federal Government Makes it Easier for Middle Class Canadians to Buy their First Home

All Canadians deserve to have a safe and affordable place to call home. That is why the Government of Canada is introducing an innovative new tool to help middle class Canadians buy their first home. Today, Adam Vaughan, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development announced the details of the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 201930 Views

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Moving Forward Together with Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek

Moving Forward Together with Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek Fredericton, July 24, 2019 — The long and courageous journey of Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek (BNA) is a story to be told and shared.  With determination and resilience BNA has overcome many challenges and is now embracing market housing to strengthen their community.  On June 21, 2019, National Indigenous […]

by pmnationtalk on July 24, 2019115 Views

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Governments Of Canada And Saskatchewan Support New Housing Project For Homelessness In North Battleford

July 23, 2019 The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan, along with the City of North Battleford and Battlefords Indian Métis Friendship Centre (BIMFC), officially opened a new affordable housing project in North Battleford that will provide safe housing for up to eight individuals along with the supervision and supports they may require to help break […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 201948 Views

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The Aboriginal Housing Management Association is Skeptical Over Recent PBO Report on The National Housing Strategy

July 18, 2019 West Vancouver, BC – The Aboriginal Housing Management Association (AHMA), which is the umbrella organization for 42 Indigenous housing providers across the province, is calling the recent report on the National Housing Strategy (NHS) by the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) an “eye opener” according to Chief Executive Officer Margaret Pfoh. In a […]

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 201945 Views

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Letter to Kenora Mayor Daniel Reynard on facilitating affordable housing

July 16, 2019 Mayor Daniel Reynard and Members of Council City of Kenora City Hall, 1 Main Street South Kenora, ON P9N 3X2 Dear Mayor and Members of Council: I hope this letter finds you well. I am writing to congratulate the City of Kenora on taking steps to facilitate development of shelters, social housing, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 201928 Views

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Government of Canada Announces Next Phase in Plan to Support 55,000 Families with Housing Need

July 15, 2019 Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. That is why, in 2017 the Government of Canada created the National Housing Strategy. This historic $55 billion program is designed to cut homelessness in half, build more housing and commit to the long-term sustainability of housing in Canada. As part […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 201956 Views

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Dawson City non-profit organization builds much-needed affordable housing units – APTN News

July 9, 2019 Sheila Vittrekwa retired from the RCMP August 2018 and moved from Whitehorse back home to Fort McPherson, NWT. Although it was nice to be around family she was used to having her own place to live. “Although I had my mom I was just so used to living on my own for […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 201924 Views

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NAN, The District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board sign MOU to address Poverty & Homelessness

July 09, 2019 THUNDER BAY, ON (July 9, 2019): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) and The District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board (TBDSSAB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today to pursue joint initiatives to reduce poverty and homelessness while improving health outcomes for vulnerable members of society. The partners will work together to address […]

by pnationtalk on July 10, 201936 Views

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NU Government: Damp Shelter Pilot Project

27 June 2019 The Department of Family Services has completed the pilot phase of the damp shelter project in Iqaluit. The shelter will be closing temporarily on July 1, 2019. The damp shelter project was an emergency winter response to the Iqaluit’s shelters and the Qikitani General Hospital facing increasing challenges in supporting impaired clients […]

by ahnationtalk on June 28, 201957 Views

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$2.16 million for West Nipissing Housing Development – Net Newsledger

June 27, 2019 Sturgeon Fall – On June 26, 2019, in Sturgeon Falls, Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Rural Economic Development, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and the Minister responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 201967 Views

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Indigenous people in West Nipissing facing homelessness to get affordable homes – My West Nipissing Now

Jun. 27th, 2019 Indigenous people at risk of homelessness are getting new affordable housing in West Nipissing thanks to a collaborative effort by the federal and provincial governments. Nickel Belt MP Marc Serre announced the project during a sod-turning ceremony in Sturgeon Falls. In all, 14 homes are being created through $2.16 million dollars from […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 201998 Views

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Government of Canada Invests In Housing To Fight Homelessness in West Nipissing

June 26, 2019 Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. Today in Sturgeon Falls, Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Rural Economic Development, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and the Minister responsible for […]

by pnationtalk on June 26, 201982 Views

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New Rental Housing In Regina For Families With Disabilities

June 25, 2019 The Government of Canada and the Government of Saskatchewan, along with the City of Regina and Gabriel Housing Corporation, officially opened a new four-unit rental housing project for families with parent(s) who have a cognitive disability and require supports to secure and maintain stable housing. Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and […]

by pnationtalk on June 26, 201977 Views

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Government of Canada Announces Next Phase in Plan to Support 55,000 Families with Housing Need

June 25, 2019 Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. That is why, in 2017 the Government of Canada created the National Housing Strategy.  This historic $55billion program is designed to cut homelessness in half, build more housing and commit to the long-term sustainability of housing in Canada. As part of the National […]

by pnationtalk on June 26, 201954 Views

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Governments of Canada and Nova Scotia Support New Transitional Housing for Indigenous Women and Children

June 25, 2019 Indigenous women and children escaping domestic violence will soon have increased access to safe, affordable housing in the Halifax area. Four units have been purchased and renovated to provide housing to indigenous women and children who are victims of domestic violence. The Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre will own and operate the facility, […]

by pnationtalk on June 25, 2019115 Views

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Media Advisory – Indigenous Women and Children to Benefit from new Transitional Housing in Halifax

HALIFAX, June 24, 2019  – Join Andy Fillmore, Member of Parliament for Halifax, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), the Honourable Kelly Regan, Minister responsible for the Advisory Council on the Status of Women, and members of the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 201985 Views

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Family Housing Project Underway In Saskatoon

June 21, 2019 The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan, along with the City of Saskatoon and SaskNative Rentals Inc., officially began construction of six affordable, accessible rental units in various areas of Saskatoon for families with disabilities. Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, on behalf of Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 201953 Views

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Northern Pathways to Housing complex opens in Behchokǫ̀

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, June 19, 2019 Michael V. McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), and the Honourable Alfred Moses, Minister Responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation (NWTHC) and Addressing Homelessness, […]

by pnationtalk on June 20, 201937 Views

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Former northern Ontario chief to develop housing centres to ‘create a sense of security’ for evacuees – CBC

Derek Stephen said the housing centres will be located in Timmins and Thunder Bay Jun 20, 2019 The former chief of Kashechewan First Nation is using his experience as an evacuee to help “create a sense of security” for others who are forced to leave their community during forest fires or other emergency situations. Derek […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201983 Views

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New homes for Indigenous peoples planned for Downtown Eastside

June 18, 2019 VANCOUVER – A significant social housing project planned through a partnership between the Aboriginal Land Trust and the Government of British Columbia has the potential to change hundreds of lives. The proposed project would provide approximately 50 new affordable rental homes for Indigenous peoples, as well as 50 new supportive homes for […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 201970 Views

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Homeless Count results show a slowing in the growth of homelessness in Vancouver over the last two years

While this year’s Homeless Count results show that the bold actions being taken by the City and its partners might be beginning to turn the tide on the growth of homelessness in Vancouver, there are still more than 2,000 people without a home in our city. Mayor Kennedy Stewart June 12 2019 – A presentation […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201951 Views

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Nunavik doles out social housing for 2020-21 – Nunatsiaq News

14 June, 2019 Region will build 64 new units next year Nunavik will get 64 new social housing units next year, spread out in six of the region’s communities. The Kativik Municipal Housing Bureau announced housing allocations at the recent meeting of the Kativik Regional Government’s council in Kuujjuaraapik. In 2020, Kangiqsujuaq and Puvirnituq will […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201945 Views

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Governments of Canada and Manitoba sign 10-year housing agreement

Winnipeg, Manitoba, June 11, 2019 Families, Indigenous communities and vulnerable Canadians in need of an affordable place to call home can count on long-term funding for community housing in Manitoba thanks to an agreement signed today by the federal and provincial governments. Today in Winnipeg, Adam Vaughan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children […]

by pnationtalk on June 12, 201945 Views

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MMIWG report should prompt more housing for Nunavut: minister – Nunatsiaq News

11 June, 2019 “I think we all have to have that sense of hope” The Government of Nunavut hopes the new report released by the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will translate into funding for much-needed infrastructure across the territory. Elisapie Sheutiapik, Nunavut’s minister of family services and minister responsible […]

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 201947 Views

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BC Government: People facing homelessness to get local support from grants

June 11, 2019 VANCOUVER – People facing homelessness will receive help through grants that support strong, sustainable planning for local groups and organizations working on the front lines in British Columbia communities. The Province is granting $6 million to the Social Planning and Research Council of British Columbia (SPARC BC) for a Homelessness Community Action […]

by pnationtalk on June 12, 201946 Views

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Homes built by students for elders take shape on Maskwacis – CBC

Construction program motivates Indigenous teens to stay in school Jun 11, 2019 Nathaniel Bruno isn’t sure where he’d be if it wasn’t for the construction program that’s helping him earn credits toward high school graduation. “It’s making me stay in school,” said the Grade 9 student from Ermineskin Ehpewapahk Alternate School. “Last year wasn’t that […]

by ahnationtalk on June 11, 201941 Views

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