National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebrations - Month of June Link to external URL.

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On June 21, Canada will be celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day. First celebrated in 1996, National Indigenous Peoples Day is a day to recognize and celebrate the cultures and contributions of Indigenous peoples from across Canada. This year, AHS is Celebrating Resilience through Reconciliation throughout the month of June.

NHS Demonstrations Initiative-Community Land Trusts and Land Assembly Solutions for Affordable Housing Link to external URL.

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2:00 - 3:00 pm EST
We invite you to the virtual launch of the 2021 edition of the NHS Demonstrations Initiative; this year’s open-call competitive process will focus on projects aiming to demonstrate Community Land Trusts and land assembly solutions. Such projects can aim to demonstrate the journey towards implementing a land assembly approach (including innovative models); assessing results and producing evidence from established land assembly projects; and scaling CLT/land assembly approaches in collaboration with partners. Come to learn more! 

Funding Programs for Efficiency and Reduced Operating Expenses Link to external URL.

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10:00 am MDT
Join this session to hear how funders are collaborating to support community housing providers to improve their buildings and their bottom line, while enabling their building portfolio the chance to reach cutting edge efficiency. You will hear about funding and financing options available through the National Housing Strategy via CMHC and FCM, with an emphasis on energy-efficient new construction, repair and renewal. You will also learn about the hands-on support the Community Housing Transformation Centre can provide through the new Regional Energy Coach resource. This session will provide a snapshot of how funders are partnering for success in sustainable affordable housing.

Vaccination Policy for the Workplace: Balancing Interests Link to external URL.

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10:00 - 11:00 MDT
Covid-19 has provided many challenges in the workplace. Vaccinations are now available to everyone 12 years and older in Alberta. - What authority do employers have to mandate vaccination of employees? - What rights do residents have to demand that services be provided by vaccinated employees only? This webinar will discuss the balance between an employer’s obligation to provide a safe environment for residents and employees with employee privacy and human rights, as well as other legal considerations. This webinar is proudly sponsored by Brownlee LLP.

Funding Opportunities to Support Youth at Risk or Experiencing Homelessness with Home Depot Link to external URL.

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2:00 PM EST
Join The Home Depot Canada Foundation to learn more about their work supporting the prevention and ending of youth homelessness across Canada. In this information session, representatives will share their funding priorities and partnership
opportunities to support youth at risk or experiencing homelessness.

Speakers:
- Amy Bilodeau, Senior Manager, Community Investment
- Emily Rowe, Community Investment Specialist
- Michael Lirangi, National Account Manager

Webinar – Filling Gaps in Canada’s Ailing Long-Term Care System with Cash-For-Care Benefits Link to external URL.

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3:00 PM - 4:15 PM EST
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed Canada’s heavy reliance on providing long-term care (LTC) in institutions, rather than in people’s homes – their preferred option. To provide more LTC services are provided at home, one solution might be cash-for-care benefits, which are direct public transfers paid to LTC recipients (or their caregivers) to support home care. Widely used in other OECD countries, such benefits could afford Canadians more autonomy and care choices.

Alberta Continuing Care Town Halls - Pandemic Restriction-Easing

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Alberta Continuing Care Town Halls - Pandemic Restriction-Easing

Alberta Health is planning telephone town hall sessions to solicit feedback from residents, families, staff, and operators on the continuing care easing plan. 

While we are not yet sure of the audiences for each session, we ask that you save the dates in your calendars. More information will be forthcoming. Three one-hour sessions will be hosted as follows:

Tue.       Jun. 29@ 2:00pm-3:00pm

Wed.     Jun. 30@ 9:30-10:30am

Wed.     Jun. 30@ 4:30-5:30pm

Housing Supply Challenge Support Program - Systems & Design Thinking Workshop Link to external URL.

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1:00 pm EST
Evergreen is pleased to offer a Systems and Design Thinking workshop for potential applicants to Stage 1 of the Housing Supply Challenge Getting Started round. The live virtual skills-building workshop will introduce participants to design thinking concepts, tools, and resources.

Access to Housing Choice Series – Barriers for Persons with Disabilities

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July 9, July 16, July 23 (1:00 pm - 4:00 pm MST)
This 3-part virtual workshop series has been developed to bring more awareness to the fundamental lack of access to housing options available to people with disabilities. Taking a “first person” perspective, led by disability and human rights advocates Roxanne Ulanicki, Michelle Bissell, Donna Bulger, Nadine Chalifoux and Shima Robinson, these sessions will highlight the importance of finding rights based solutions to housing for each of us.