New Assisted Living Complex Opens for Seniors in MacGregor and Surrounding Region
MACGREGOR, MANITOBA, September 16, 2016 — A new, 16-unit assisted living housing complex officially opened its doors to seniors who wish to stay close to their families, community and other supports in MacGregor. The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, and the Honourable Eileen Clarke, Minister of Manitoba Indigenous and Municipal Relations, made the announcement today.
- The $5.3 million project, Victoria Place, received $960,000 under the federal-provincial Investment in Affordable Housing agreement.
- This two-storey, 19,000 square-foot complex, is located at 66 Victoria Street and will serve low-to-moderate income seniors from MacGregor and surrounding communities.
- The building includes 12 one-bedroom units and four two-bedroom units, and it is fully accessible for residents with mobility issues.
- Up to four units have rents geared to income.
- Nor-Mac Community Assisted Living (NMCALI) will manage the property. This group was incorporated in 2010 to build the first assisted living project in the community.
- “We are committed to investments that will make a real difference in our communities – investments that that will give Canadians access to affordable housing that meets their needs. These investments in MacGregor will provide seniors with housing that is safe and affordable, close to the support services that their community has to offer. They will also help generate new jobs and lay a solid foundation for the sustainable economy of the future. Congratulations to everyone involved Victoria Place and welcome home to the new residents.”
— Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
- “This building is the first of its kind for MacGregor, and a shining example of what a community can achieve with a vision and dedication. We know that seniors live healthier and more active lives when surrounded by family and friends in a familiar neighbourhood. We are proud to help welcome the first tenants of Victoria Place and to be part of this special milestone.”
— Minister Eileen Clarke, Manitoba Indigenous and Municipal Relations
- “This is another great milestone for the whole community to celebrate. Our donors, volunteers and all the stakeholders have worked very hard over the past five years to turn this project into a reality and it’s really gratifying to be operational and open. We’re looking forward to having Victoria Place benefit our community for many years to come.”
— Dan Sawatzky, Board Chair, Nor-Mac Community Assisted Living (NMCALI)
- 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.
- For more information about housing programs and services in Manitoba, visit www.gov.mb.ca/housing.
- Canadians are invited to help shape the National Housing Strategy by joining the conversation on www.LetsTalkHousing.ca. Your ideas will help shape the future of housing in Canada.
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Public Affairs Advisor
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
David von Meyenfeldt
Communications and Stakeholder Relations
Government of Manitoba