RIMBEY, ALBERTA, June 6, 2016 — The Governments of Canada and Alberta are celebrating the groundbreaking of a project to provide new affordable housing options for seniors in Rimbey. The 63-unit Parkland Manor is near the end of its service life and will be replaced by a new 80-unit lodge.
The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, on behalf of Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), along with the Honourable Lori Sigurdson, Minister of Seniors and Housing, made the announcement today.
- The Governments of Canada and Alberta contributed more than $11.1 million to Parkland Manor through the Investment in Affordable Housing Agreement (IAH 2011-2014).
- The Province, though Alberta Social Housing Corporation, has provided an additional $2.1 million to the project.
- The Rimoka Housing Foundation provides senior and social housing services in the County of Ponoka, the Town of Ponoka and the Town of Rimbey.
- Once complete in the fall of 2017, Parkland Manor will include an on-site kitchen, dining areas, activity spaces as well as space for support services.
“This investment is already making a real difference in this community and the lives of those who call Parkland Manor home. Our Government is committed to working with our partners to develop and implement solutions to affordable housing for our seniors both in Rimbey and across Canada.”
“Our government is committed to providing quality accommodation for our seniors. The new lodge will give Rimbey and area seniors an opportunity to continue living in the community, close to family, friends and neighbours.”
“The Rimoka Housing Foundation is extremely excited to begin construction on our new lodge for the residents of Rimbey and the surrounding area. The Foundation truly appreciates the support from the provincial and federal governments to enable us to reach this goal for our communities. This project has been the result of the strong collaboration of current and previous boards, the Provincial Ministry and the Federal Government and is an example of how collaboration and partnership can succeed; a testament to the spirit of the residents of our communities.”
- CMHC has been helping Canadians meet their housing needs for more than 70 years. As Canada's authority on housing, we contribute to the stability of the housing market and financial system, provide support for Canadians in housing need, and offer unbiased housing research and advice to Canadian governments, consumers and the housing industry. Prudent risk management, strong corporate governance and transparency are cornerstones of our operations. For more information, please call 1-800-668-2642 or visit www.cmhc.ca.
Renée Anne Nat
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Alberta Seniors and Housing