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The Path: Your Journey Through Indigenous Canada – Indigenous Cultural Awareness Course

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The Community Housing Transformation Centre is providing free access to The Path: Your Journey Through Indigenous Canada, an Indigenous cultural awareness course for the housing sector that is being offered online. The course was funded by the CMHC and was created to educate people about First Nations, Inuit, and Metis communities/peoples in Canada. Click here for more information. Registration closes February 1, 2022.

Happy Holidays from Everyone at ASCHA

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For Immediate Release: ASCHA’s Response to Bill 78

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ASCHA has published a media release on Bill 78 considerations.

On December 8, Bill 78 – Alberta Housing Amendment Act, received Royal Assent. It is expected to come into effect promptly. <This line will be updated when it is approved>

ASCHA applauds the steps taken by the Provincial Government to make affordable housing a priority, yet has some concerns about the Bill considering the provincial government has not yet committed adequate funding to grow the stock of affordable housing. Alberta left at least $187 million in federal funding on the table in its NHS bilateral agreement to provide capital for affordable housing. There has also been a lack of support from the provincial government for project applications submitted by housing organizations for federal funding.  Our media release is linked below:

ASCHA Media Release: Housing Sector’s Response to Bill 78

Should you have any questions about the media release, please reach out to us.

Lodge Resident Survey

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Beginning on Nov. 9, all residents of Alberta’s Seniors Lodge Program will be receiving a survey intended to evaluate the effectiveness of this seniors housing program, and to respond to questions and recommendations from the Government of Alberta’s 2005 Auditor General’s Report. The survey is being conducted by ASCHA, on behalf of the Government of Alberta, and distributed onsite at each lodge across Alberta. Questions about this survey can be directed to ASCHA by contacting us here. All surveys are to be completed by Nov. 29, and a final report will be prepared and submitted to the Government of Alberta and members.

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