Government Commitments: Housing

Exploring Theme: "Homelessness"

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June 17, 2024

Montreal shelter will soon open transitional housing project for Indigenous people

APTN News: A shelter in Montreal will soon be opening a new “second stage” housing facility that will allow residents to live there for five years before moving on. The three story building is located in an area of the city where much of the “unhoused” Indigenous population lives. Stacy Boucher-Anthony, executive director of Indigenous...

February 23, 2024

More supports coming for people experiencing homelessness in Victoria

NationTalk: VICTORIA – A memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been formalized between the Province and the City of Victoria to co-ordinate rapid supports for people experiencing homelessness in the community. “People experiencing homelessness in Victoria will have better access to a range of services through this agreement between the Province and the City of Victoria,”...

January 29, 2024

Council of Yukon First Nations unveils downtown Whitehorse outreach van

Initiative aims to provide culturally-safe support for vulnerable First Nations people, improve safety CBC Indigenous: The Council of Yukon First Nations is launching a mobile outreach van in downtown Whitehorse in a bid to offer more culturally-safe support for vulnerable Indigenous people in the community and to improve area safety.   Starting this week, a team of outreach...

January 26, 2024

Warming centre hopes to take the chill off in Whitehorse

Warming centre part of territorial government’s downtown community safety plan. Safe at Home is operating a warming centre at the former High Country Inn building in Whitehorse. Photo: Sara Connors/APTN  APTN News: A non-profit organization in Whitehorse has opened a warming centre in hopes of keeping vulnerable people out of the cold this winter. Safe...

November 6, 2023

Canada supports 103 new affordable homes in Vancouver

NationTalk: Vancouver – Construction is underway on 103 units for Indigenous residents and people experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side community. Today, combined funding of more than $64 million was announced towards the project at 320 E Hastings Street. The First United project is a partnership between the Government of Canada, through the Canada...

November 3, 2023

Montreal organization moves ahead with permanent location for emergency shelter

A local organization that helps the Indigenous homeless population in Montreal says it secured a permanent location for its emergency shelter, replacing the temporary location known as PAQ2. Stacy Boucher-Anthony, executive director of Indigenous Project Quebec, said that when PAQ2 was launched, it was not set up to be a permanent shelter and lacks some...

November 3, 2023

The Government of Canada supports Indigenous-led programs to help end Indigenous homelessness in Edmonton through the Red Road Healing Society

From: Infrastructure Canada NationTalk: Infrastructure Canada – Edmonton, Alberta — The work to end Indigenous homelessness in Edmonton will be bolstered by an investment of more than $6.9 million, as announced today by the Minister Randy Boissonnault and Joanne Pompana, Director of the Red Road Healing Society. The Red Road Healing Society (RRHS) is the newest Indigenous...

September 7, 2023

Government Provides Funding for Emergency Shelter in North Battleford

NationTalk: Saskatchewan Housing Corporation (SHC) is providing $219,000 to the Battlefords Agency Tribal Chiefs (BATC) for the purchase of the Miwasin Kikinaw 40-space emergency shelter in North Battleford. “The province is pleased to provide funding to Battlefords Agency Tribal Chiefs for the purchase of its emergency shelter that will continue to provide support for individuals...

September 1, 2023

Creating more shelter space in Edmonton

Alberta’s government is accepting applications from operators able to offer additional shelter spaces. NationTalk: As the winter season approaches, the government is taking action to increase shelter spaces. Service providers and homeless-serving agencies interested in opening and operating up to 200 additional 24-7 emergency shelter spaces outside of Edmonton’s downtown core can submit applications now....

August 25, 2023

Housing First complex under construction in Watson Lake

NationTalk: The Government of Yukon, with the support of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, is pleased to announce that construction of a 10-unit Housing First Complex in Watson Lake is now underway. The complex was designed with input from the Liard First Nation Chief and Council, the Town of Watson Lake Mayor and Council, and...

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