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Beaverhill Pioneer Lodge officially opens

LAMONT, ALBERTA, April 23, 2018 — The Governments of Canada and Alberta are making lives better for seniors in Lamont and surrounding communities with the grand opening of the new Beaverhill Pioneer Lodge. Fifty-five new units offer increased flexibility to seniors in the level of care they can access and allows 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.

Quotes:

“I am delighted to see that construction is complete at Beaverhill Pioneer Lodge. This redevelopment project ensures that for many years to come seniors from this tight-knit community will have access to safe, modern, and affordable housing so that they can remain in Lamont and benefit from valuable fellowship with family and loved ones.”
— Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

“Our government is investing in vital public services all over the province. I am proud we are making life better for seniors in the town of Lamont and surrounding communities by providing safe, accessible and affordable housing. This investment supports seniors to age in their community, close to their loved ones.”
— Honourable Lori Sigurdson, Minister of Alberta Seniors and Housing

“The federal and provincial commitment to address the needs of seniors for the provision of safe, secure, affordable and state of the art housing is truly commendable. This project is of a tremendous benefit to all jurisdictions within Lamont County and area; our seniors now have access to a home which lends itself to an enriched quality of life and well-being.”
— Harold James, Chief Administrative Officer, Lamont County Housing Foundation

Quick facts:

  • The governments of Canada and Alberta provided a combined investment of $11 million for this redevelopment project, under the Investment in Affordable Housing 2014 – 2019 Agreement.
  • The new Beaverhill Pioneer Lodge replaces the existing facility, with capacity increasing from 36 to 55 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.

Associated links:

  • 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 them on Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook.
  • The Alberta 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 is investing $1.2 billion 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.

Media contacts:

Émilie Gauduchon
Press Secretary
Office of Minister Duclos
819-654-5546
Emilie.Gauduchon@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca

Gabriel Teo
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
604-737-4137
gteo@cmhc-schl.gc.ca

Jennifer Burgess
Press Secretary
Alberta Seniors and Housing
780-289-3253
Jennifer.D.Burgess@gov.ab.ca   

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