Bow River Seniors Lodge officially opens 63 new homes
CANMORE, ALBERTA, February 23, 2018 — The governments of Canada and Alberta are making lives better for seniors in the Bow Valley with the official opening of Bow River Seniors Lodge Phase 1, which includes 63 new units. These units offer increased flexibility to seniors in the level of care they can access and allow them to remain close to their families and communities.
The Honourable 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 Alberta Seniors and Housing, made the announcement today.
“I am delighted to see that Phase 1 construction is complete at this project. Our government is committed to investing in repairs and retrofits of affordable housing to improve the quality of life for low-income households and seniors. And in building affordable homes like this for Alberta seniors, we are also creating jobs and stimulating the local economy.”
— Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation TBC
“Our government is making life better for seniors in the Bow Valley by providing affordable and flexible housing options that respond to the needs of the community. Our investment in projects like the Bow River Seniors Lodge ensures seniors receive the help they need to live safely and comfortably close to their family and friends.”
— Honourable Lori Sigurdson, Minister of Seniors and Housing
“We want to ensure that seniors are able to stay in the Bow Valley, close to the people and communities that they love. New homes at the Bow River Seniors Lodge will help seniors to stay in their community. With our partners, we are pleased to be working to build an inclusive community. The Bow Valley is grateful for this support.”
— Joanna McCallum, Board Chair, Bow Valley Regional Housing
- The governments of Canada and Alberta will provide a combined investment of approximately $12 million, under the Investment in Affordable Housing 2014 – 2019 Agreement.
- Bow River Lodge project involves the replacement of the original seniors lodge with a new facility, increasing the capacity from 61 units to 138 units, delivered in two successive phases.
- Bow River Seniors Lodge Phase 1 includes the construction of 63 new residential units and the retention of a 15-unit addition.
- Upon completion of Phase 2 in March 2020, the Bow River Lodge project will increase its capacity by another 60 units.
- The Government of Canada recently unveiled its National Housing Strategy — a 10-year, $40 billion plan that will create 100,000 new housing units and lift 530,000 families out of housing need.
- 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 all levels of Canadian government, consumers and the housing industry. For more information, 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 government will invest $1.2 billion over five years for affordable housing capital needs. 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.
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