EDMONTON, ALBERTA, December 16, 2016 — The Governments of Canada and Alberta are investing in the preservation and regeneration of affordable housing projects in Edmonton. Some $18.3 million in joint funding will support the repair and upgrading of social housing units for seniors and low-income families and individuals, ensuring they have safe and efficient places to call home.

The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, 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 Lori Sigurdson, Minister of Seniors and Housing, made the announcement today.

Quick Facts:

  • The joint contribution of $18.3 million was made through the 2016-2018 Social Infrastructure Fund, which is a two-year federal and provincial agreement to help Albertans in need access affordable housing.
  • The funding will support capital maintenance projects such as roof repairs and replacement, exterior siding, major suite renovations, mechanical system upgrades and safety system upgrades.
  • Projects that will receive funding include government-owned or supported seniors, community and special needs housing. Projects will take place in more than 120 buildings owned or operated by 31 social housing providers.
  • The announcement took place at McQueen Place Lodge, which is owned and operated by the Greater Edmonton Foundation. It will receive $500,000 to replace its roof.

“Our Government is investing in affordable housing here in Edmonton and across Canada to help create jobs and improve the quality of life for those who need it most. With the combined efforts of our partners, we are giving a hand up to Albertans in need, and in doing so, we are contributing to the economic and social well-being of the entire community.”
— Honourable Amarjeet Sohi
“Many housing units in Edmonton are in disrepair. That’s why our government is taking action by investing in renovations so Edmontonians have a safe and affordable place to call home.”
— Honourable Lori Sigurdson, Minister of Seniors and Housing

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  • CMHC has been helping Canadians meet their housing needs for more than 70 years. As Canada's authority on housing, CMHC contributes to the stability of the housing market and financial system, provides support for Canadians in housing need, and offers unbiased housing research and advice to Canadian governments, consumers and the housing industry. Prudent risk management, strong corporate governance and transparency are cornerstones of CMHC’s operations. For more information, please call 1-800-668-2642. Follow us on Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook.
  • The Alberta government ministry of Seniors and Housing fosters the development of affordable housing and supports access to housing options for Albertans most in need. The Alberta Jobs Plan will invest $1.2 billion for affordable housing capital needs over the next five years. To achieve these outcomes, the ministry works with seniors, Albertans who require housing supports, their families and caregivers, communities and other government partners. A more detailed description of the ministry and its programs and initiatives can be found at www.seniors-housing.gov.ab.ca.

Media Contacts:

Mathieu Filion
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

Tim Chu
Press Secretary
Alberta Seniors and Housing

Renée Nat
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

In the photo from left to right: Doug Kitlar, Director of Facilities, Greater Edmonton Foundation; Karen Lynch, Board Member, the Greater Edmonton Foundation;The Honourable Lori Sigurdson, Minister of Seniors and Housing, MLA for Edmonton-Riverview; The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, MP for Edmonton Mill Woods; Randy Boissonault, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre


Affordable Housing Capital Funding Recipients

C.A.R.E. Housing Society $37,800
Canadian Mental Health Association $100,574
Capital Region Housing $7,283,689
Catholic Charities Society $57,000
Chimo Youth Retreat Centre $24,000
Chinese Benevolent Association $407,860
Christian Senior Citizens’ Homes Society $153,000
City of Edmonton Non-Profit Housing Corporation $777,000
Dnipro-Selo Housing Society $9,250
Edmonton City Centre Church Corporation $279,000
Edmonton Inner City Housing Society $288,000
Edmonton Non-Profit Housing Corporation $1,113,000
Edmonton People In Need Shelter Society $45,000
Greater Edmonton Foundation $3,009,246
Inner City Youth Housing Project $60,000
Internet Housing Society of Edmonton $357,000
La Societe Des Manoirs Saint-Joachim Et Saint-Thomas $20,000
L’Arche Association of Edmonton $48,000
Metis Urban Housing Corporation $390,000
Millennium Pavilion Seniors Lodge $180,000
Millwoods Society for Community Living $12,000
Operation Friendship Housing Society $120,000
Pioneer Place Senior Citizens Apartment Management Society $35,000
Polish Veterans’ Society $90,000
Skills Society Creating Supportive Environment for People With Disabilities $21,000
The Good Samaritan Society $12,000
The House Next Door Society $27,000
The Pillar Senior Citizens Society $355,000
Verkhovyna St. Josaphat’s Senior Citizens Home $85,000
Vista Housing for Seniors $2,911,385
Winnifred Stewart Association $18,000
Total $18,325,804

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Date Published: December 16, 2016