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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, 2019253 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, 2019205 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, 2019172 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, 2019158 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, 2019168 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, 2019191 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, 2019231 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, 2019203 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, 2019137 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, 2019213 Views

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