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Looking for young people for B.C. Forums on homelessness!

August 14, 2018 to September 14, 2018 Youth homelessness is a significant rights issue that needs to be addressed through a provincial plan to end youth homelessness that ensures every youth has a way home.  RCY is supporting youth with lived experience of homelessness to share their voices to inform a provincial plan to prevent […]

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Open letter urges Prime Minister to make good on his commitment to the right to housing

OTTAWA, Aug. 14, 2018 – At a press conference in Ottawa today advocates released an open letter to Prime Minister Trudeau signed by over 170 organizations and prominent Canadians urging the Prime Minister to make good on his commitment to the right to housing by enshrining that right in upcoming National Housing Strategy legislation. The […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201835 Views

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Government of Canada congratulates Ginoogaming First Nation on the completion of their housing projects

From: Indigenous Services Canada August, 14, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada is making historic investments to improve housing in First Nation communities, reduce overcrowding, and better safeguard the health and safety of residents. Today, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, congratulated Ginoogaming First Nation on the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201820 Views

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Feds earmark $30 million for Indigenous-led housing construction – Nunatsiaq News

August 10, 2018 Proposals must be led by Indigenous communities or organizations The Canadian government says it wants to hear bright ideas to help address overcrowded housing in Indigenous communities. On Tuesday, Aug. 7, the government announced the Indigenous Homes Innovation Challenge, a new $30-million program to develop and build housing in First Nations, Inuit […]

by ahnationtalk on August 10, 201824 Views

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Inuit occupy just one-quarter of Government of Nunavut staff housing – Nunatsiaq News

August 09, 2018 “If the numbers were the opposite … that would house thousands of more Inuit … and greatly reduce the housing shortage in Nunavut” Barely one-quarter of the Government of Nunavut’s staff housing is occupied by Inuit. That needs to change, says Adam Lightstone, MLA for Iqaluit-Manirajak. He wants to see the GN’s […]

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 201818 Views

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Former Pinewood School to become home for single mothers in Dryden, Ont. – CBC

Dryden Urban Indigenous Homeward Bound Program to initially serve 7 families Aug 07, 2018 An old elementary school in Dryden, Ont., will once again have children roaming the halls but this time, those kids will live at the school, along with their mothers. The former Pinewood School was purchased by the Kenora District Services Board, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 201812 Views

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Feds to test limits of Indigenous housing ideas through new contest – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 7, 2018  By Jordan Press THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The Trudeau Liberals are offering Indigenous communities $30 million in prize money as part of a contest that could end up rewriting the rules about how the federal government funds badly needed housing on-reserve. Key to the contest is to draw in […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 201828 Views

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Ministers Philpott and Champagne announce the Indigenous Homes Innovation Challenge, launching in fall 2018

August 7, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada is making major investments in housing in Indigenous communities to reduce overcrowding, improve building quality, and address housing shortages. At the same time, it is looking for ways to accelerate change by providing opportunities to test new ideas, build partnerships, expand […]

by pmnationtalk on August 7, 201876 Views

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New homes proposed for people in need in Chilliwack

Aug. 3, 2018 CHILLIWACK – More people experiencing homelessness in Chilliwack will have the chance for stable housing through another proposed modular housing partnership between the Government of British Columbia and the city. Funded under the Building BC: Rapid Response to Homelessness program, 46 homes with supports and services are proposed on the 45000 block […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 201899 Views

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Province launches new Building BC: Supportive Housing Fund – BC Gov

Aug. 2, 2018 VICTORIA – Building on the success of its Rapid Response to Homelessness program, the Government of British Columbia has launched the Building BC: Supportive Housing Fund. This investment will provide $1.2 billion over 10 years to build and operate 2,500 units of supportive housing for people who are experiencing homelessness or who […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 201826 Views

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Former Anchor Inn to be home to 46 low-income units – The Northern View

Prince Rupert Indigenous Housing Society hopes to be ready by fall Aug. 3, 2018 The former Anchor Inn’s makeover into 46 low-income housing units is almost complete, and enough people have applied for residency that they could fill the building more than five times over. “The demand is real. The number of applicants we’ve had […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 201823 Views

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Federal and Provincial Governments Support Saskatchewan Housing Initiatives

July 30, 2018 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 $6.7 million. This funding will help create more than 53 affordable housing units through seven projects in seven communities, including: $2.54 million […]

by ahnationtalk on July 30, 201830 Views

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Métis Nation signs Housing Sub-Accord with Canada

Governing Member Presidents from the Métis National Council, including the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO), signed the Canada-Métis Nation Housing Sub-Accord with the federal government at the General Assembly of the Métis National Council. MNO President Margaret Froh and Dr. Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations were among those who signed the Housing Sub-Accord in […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 201834 Views

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Housing solutions for Indigenous people, by Indigenous people – Fairview Post

July 25, 2018 In my travels across Alberta speaking with First Nations, Métis and Inuit people, one concern that comes up repeatedly is the need for affordable housing. Many Indigenous people – especially families and seniors – are priced out of the conventional housing market. Even when affordable housing is available, other barriers exist. Available […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 201837 Views

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Greater Victoria Point in Time Count Results Announced

Jul 24, 2018 Victoria, BC– The Capital Regional District (CRD), in partnership with the Community Social Planning Council (CSPC) and the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness, announced today the key findings of Everyone Counts: 2018 Greater Victoria Point-in-Time (PiT) Count. This is the second PiT Count and survey, the first taking place in 2016, with […]

by pmnationtalk on July 25, 201835 Views

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RWMB: Preliminary findings released from province-wide homeless count

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 20, 2018) – Preliminary figures for Fort McMurray’s Point-in-Time (PIT) Homeless Count were released today as part of the province-wide PIT count conducted in Alberta’s seven largest cities. The count was conducted by volunteer enumerators on the streets of Fort McMurray on April 11. “The Point-in-Time count is one of […]

by pmnationtalk on July 25, 201830 Views

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Counting the homeless – Castanet.net

Just how many homeless people reside in the west side of Okanagan Lake? That question will be answered, in part, through a point-in-time count, to be conducted in co-ordination between the City of West Kelowna and Westbank First Nation. The survey has already been completed with results expected to be compiled by mid-August Those results […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 201831 Views

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Métis Nation and Canada Sign $500 million Housing Agreement

The Government of Canada and the Métis Nation have been working together to identify and advance shared priorities as identified in the Canada-Métis Nation Accord including affordable and social housing. The Métis Nation Housing Sub-Accord is the second sub-accord under the Canada-Métis Nation Accord Through the sub-accord on housing, the design, delivery, and administration of […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 201866 Views

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Haida Gwaii village faces housing crisis, targets short term rentals – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 22, 2018  QUEEN CHARLOTTE, B.C. _ As more tourists flock to Haida Gwaii off the northern coast of British Columbia, the remote archipelago’s largest village is facing an unusual problem. Despite a declining population, Queen Charlotte village is experiencing a housing crisis, Mayor Greg Martin said. “Housing is tight, we’re pretty close […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 201835 Views

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OAG: Special Examination—Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Ottawa, 20 July 2018—The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation has made public the report of the special examination conducted jointly by the Office of the Auditor General of Canada and Ernst & Young Limited Liability PartnershipLLP. The examination covered the Corporation’s systems and practices for the period between 1 March 2017 and 29 December 2017. Under the Financial Administration […]

by pmnationtalk on July 20, 201843 Views

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Botched’ renovations in Nunavik homes will cost $100M to fix, lawyers claim – CBC

Kativik Municipal Housing Bureau alleges construction contracts for about 500 homes will need to be redone July 20, 2018 Nunavik and Quebec’s social housing authorities are suing construction companies for a total of $100 million for alleged faulty renovations in the province’s northern region. The Société d’habitation du Québec and the Kativik Municipal Housing Bureau filed three […]

by pmnationtalk on July 20, 201844 Views

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Federal government to invest $500 million in Métis housing over next 10 years – MBC Network Radio Online

July 19, 2018 The federal government announced half a billion dollars for Métis housing needs across Canada on Thursday afternoon. The announcement was made at the Métis Nation-Saskatchewan Assembly in Saskatoon. The money was earmarked in the 2018 federal budget and will be distributed over the next decade. Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs […]

by pmnationtalk on July 20, 201847 Views

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Signing of the Métis Nation Housing Sub-Accord

July, 19, 2018  Saskatoon, Saskatchewan  Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Today, the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett, the President of the Métis National Council (MNC), Clément Chartier, and the Presidents of the MNC Governing Members signed the co-developed Métis Nation Housing Sub-Accord. The Government of Canada and the Métis Nation have been working together to […]

by pmnationtalk on July 20, 201844 Views

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Alberta launches Indigenous affordable housing program – Daily Commercial News

July 19, 2018 EDMONTON — The Government of Alberta recently announced a $120-million Indigenous Housing Capital Program that will allow the design and delivery of more affordable housing developments by Indigenous governments and organizations. The program is expected to increase the supply of more affordable housing units for Indigenous peoples in need through construction, including […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201847 Views

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A special place to call home for Indigenous homeless – The Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton program that helps homeless Indigenous people find housing wins transformative change award For the first time in about 10 years, Tyler Steadman celebrated a birthday with cake among friends. “It was embarrassing, but it felt great,” said Steadman, who turned 40 two weeks ago. The start of his fourth decade also marks a transition […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201829 Views

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Media advisory: Minister Bennett to participate in a signing of the Housing Sub-Accord with Métis Nation

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Please be advised the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs will participate in a special ceremony to celebrate the signing of the co-developed Housing Sub-Accord with MétisNation Presidents. Date:  July 19, 2018 Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (CST) Where: Delta Bessborough 601 Spadina Crescent E Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 3G8 For […]

by pmnationtalk on July 18, 201841 Views

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New social enterprise brings opportunities to DTES

July 12, 2018 VANCOUVER – People in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside will have new opportunities for social inclusion and economic development, thanks to a new social enterprise. The Province, Vancity Community Foundation and the City of Vancouver have created a non-profit society to manage BC Housing’s commercial spaces. The Community Impact Real Estate Society (CIRES) enables the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 201850 Views

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The Government of Canada congratulates Cook’s Ferry Indian Band on the completion of their new housing project

From: Indigenous Services Canada July 9, 2018 – Merritt, BC – Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada is making significant investments to improve housing, reduce overcrowding, and improve quality of life for First Nation community residents. Today, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, offered her congratulations to Cook’s Ferry Indian Band in […]

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 201851 Views

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New affordable housing opens for Elders and seniors in Prince George

July 9, 2018 PRINCE GEORGE – Indigenous Elders and seniors have a new place to call home in Prince George, with the official opening of an affordable apartment complex in the community. “Finding an affordable place to live can be a struggle for Elders and seniors on fixed incomes,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal […]

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 201895 Views

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Elder from Arctic Bay calls for more housing for patients in Iqaluit – CBC

Tommy Tattatuapik rested on a thin mat while waiting several hours to get a hotel room Jul 05, 2018 An elder from Arctic Bay, Nunavut, is raising concerns about the availability of rooms for people travelling to Iqaluit for medical care after waiting hours to get a hotel room. Tommy Tattatuapik travelled to Nunavut’s capital […]

by ahnationtalk on July 6, 201848 Views

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Doing A Lot With A Little – Dakelh & Quesnel Community Housing Society – AHMA

It’s common to find ourselves ‘working off the side of their desks.’ Occupying whatever free time we have with a million other things. At Dakelh & Quesnel Community Housing Society (DQCHS) there is so much work being done off the desk that it is in fact taking over their office, quite literally. For the past […]

by ahnationtalk on July 5, 201850 Views

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Nunavik organizations finally sign on to new, five-year housing agreement – Nunatsiaq.com

“We’re able to bring some relief to the backlog” July 05, 2018 A new social housing agreement brings some relief to Nunavik’s demand for more accommodation, the region’s leaders say. After years of negotiation, Nunavik leaders signed a new five-year tripartite housing agreement with the Quebec and federal governments in late May. The new agreement, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 5, 201870 Views

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Kenora District Services Board releases results of first period homelessness prevalence count – Kenora Daily Miner and News

July 4, 2018 The vast majority of people experiencing homelessness in Kenora district communities identifies as Indigenous, according to information gathered by the Kenora District Services Board (KDSB). The data comes from the KDSB’s first period prevalence count of homelessness in each of the nine municipalities of the Kenora district, which was done through the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 4, 201853 Views

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Province announces $550 Million to Indigenous Organizations and First Nations as part of Building BC: Indigenous Housing Fund

Prince George, British Columbia – It was announced this morning by the Aboriginal Housing Management Association and the Provincial Government of British Columbia that $550 million will be released into the BC: Indigenous Housing Fund. The fund will be open to Indigenous organizations and First Nations to build 1,750 units of social housing in Urban, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 201861 Views

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CMHC: Pilot Project to bring new homes to Neyaashiinigmiing 27

Neyaashiinigmiing 27, Ontario, June 28, 2018 An official groundbreaking ceremony was held today for new housing coming to Neyaashiinigmiing 27 through a unique initiative between the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation, Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce and the Government of Canada. Community members from Neyaashiinigmiing 27 and Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce volunteers will build four, […]

by pmnationtalk on June 29, 201877 Views

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AB Government: First Indigenous-owned housing program

The Alberta government is launching the province’s first program to build affordable homes directly designed and owned by Indigenous governments and organizations. The $120-million Indigenous Housing Capital Program will increase the supply of affordable homes for Indigenous peoples across the province. The investment is aligned with the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 28, 2018137 Views

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Governments of Canada and British Columbia sign 10-year housing agreement

June 26, 2018 Families and vulnerable Canadians in need of an affordable place to call home can count on long-term funding for community housing in British Columbia thanks to an agreement signed today by the federal and provincial governments. The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Canada’s Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 201852 Views

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Federal and Provincial Governments Support Emergency Shelter Initiatives in Saskatchewan

June 26, 2018 The Government of Canada and the Province of Saskatchewan are working in partnership to improve housing options for victims of domestic violence.  With a combined investment of more than $4.2 million through the Shelter Enhancement Program (SEP), funding will support 14 projects in nine Saskatchewan communities: $1.8 million for Piwapan Women’s Centre […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 201860 Views

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Media Advisory – The Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation and the Government of Canada to make housing announcement

NEYAASHIINIGMIING, ON, June 26, 2018 – The Government of Canada, Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation and Habitat for Humanity will be making an announcement related to housing on June 28, 2018. Media are invited to join Adam Vaughan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development (Housing and Urban Affairs), Greg […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 201852 Views

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QIA pledges $100,000 for Men’s Transitional Housing project in Iqaluit

June 25, 2018 The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) is pleased to announce a conditional $100,000 pledge for the Uquutaq Men’s Transitional Housing project in Iqaluit. In February 2018, representatives of the Uquutaq Society and the City of Iqaluit made a presentation to the QIA Board of Directors regarding the Men’s Transitional Housing project proposed for […]

by pmnationtalk on June 26, 201852 Views

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New Rental Housing for Individuals and Families in Saskatoon

June 25, 2018 The Government of Canada and the Province of Saskatchewan, along with the City of Saskatoon and Quint Development Corporation (Quint), officially opened a new 26-unit rental housing project for individuals and families who have complex needs and are unable to secure and maintain housing without supports. Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 201855 Views

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Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation will receive housing funding

June 22, 2018 The Government of Yukon and the Government of Canada are pleased to provide funding for the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation (VGFN) for the creation of ten utility buildings in Old Crow. VGFN is receiving $500,000 for the project funded as part of the Investment in Affordable Housing Agreement. The ten utility buildings, […]

by pmnationtalk on June 25, 201853 Views

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UN housing watchdog chides Liberals for watering down rights in housing strategy – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 25, 2018 By Jordan Press THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ A United Nations housing watchdog is taking the Liberals to task over what she sees as the government’s about-face on a promise to put a human rights lens on its housing strategy. In a scathing letter, Leilani Farha, the UN special rapporteur […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 201873 Views

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Housing gaps in Métis communities to be addressed – MyMcMurray Portal

Jun 22, 2018 The McMurray Métis and Wood Buffalo Housing (WBH) signed a Memorandum of Understanding this week. The new agreement will help address housing issues in Métis communities in the region. President and CEO of WBH Henry Hunter said in a statement that affordable housing is a major concern for our region. The groups […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 201886 Views

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Speech from Minister Jean-Yves Duclos: Reaching Home, the redesigned Homelessness Partnering Strategy

From: Employment and Social Development Canada Montreal, Quebec June 13, 2018 Check against delivery Mesdames, messieurs, Hello, everyone. It is my pleasure to be here in Montreal on the traditional territory of the Mohawk people. Thank you to the community group L’Itinéraire and to everyone working at The Roundhouse Café for allowing us to be […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201850 Views

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Speech from Minister Jean-Yves Duclos: Reaching Home, the redesigned Homelessness Partnering Strategy

From: Employment and Social Development Canada Montreal, Quebec June 13, 2018 Check against delivery Mesdames, messieurs, Hello, everyone. It is my pleasure to be here in Montreal on the traditional territory of the Mohawk people. Thank you to the community group L’Itinéraire and to everyone working at The Roundhouse Café for allowing us to be […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201849 Views

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

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

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 201872 Views

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

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

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 201893 Views

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Affordable Homes for Indigenous People Open in Nanaimo

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

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 2018131 Views

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AHMA: Strategic Planning Survey 2018

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

by aanationtalk on June 15, 201844 Views

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