Interagency Stakeholder Black History Town Hall Event Link to external URL.

February 27, 2024 2:00pm - 5:00pm MST

Location: 9210 118 Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5G 0N2

Join our Interagency Stakeholder Black History Town Hall Event, where we will address one of the most pressing challenges facing our city today: the housing crisis!

This crisis profoundly affects the most vulnerable members of our society, particularly those of African descent. Housing is a crucial social determinant of health for vulnerable members of Black communities living with multifaceted intersectionalities. We invite you to this Black History Month community town hall event, where your input will form part of a strategic recommendation to all levels of government and stakeholders.

This event will feature testimonials from members of the Black community who have direct lived experiences, along with key panel speakers who are experts in the field of housing and shelters. The evening will also include food and drinks.

Housing Solutions Lab: Exploring Housing Options for Older Adults Link to external URL.

February 27, 2024 11:00am - 12:00pm 

Location: Online via Zoom

Social isolation, housing affordability and climate change are all growing issues across Canada. More than half of single-detached homes in Canada are occupied by only one or two people, and older adults represent a large portion of occupants. Despite interest in renting out secondary suites or home sharing, many older adults hesitate for various reasons.

This past year, SFU Renewable Cities and Hollyburn Community Services Society launched the Housing Solutions Lab, engaging with older adults, community members, municipal staff and service providers on Vancouver’s North Shore to identify barriers and solutions for these interconnected issues. This lab includes designing a pilot program for matchmaking older adult homeowners with renters.

Join us to discuss challenges and solutions from the perspectives of older adults, service providers and municipalities.

Webinar: Promising Practices to Enable Aging in Place Link to external URL.

February 28, 2024 10:00am - 11:00am MST

Location: Online via Zoom

Evidence shows that one in 10 people who enter long-term care potentially could have been cared for at home with better support. Encouragingly, many aging in place programs across Canada are successfully helping older adults stay at home safely, with better health and quality of life.

Join us for a webinar series that shares examples of community-based programs that support aging in place. Each webinar will feature two programs from across Canada that align with our Enabling Aging in Place principles and are supporting older adults to age in place with formal supports.

Webinars will take place on:

  • February 28, 2024, 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET
  • March 27, 2024, 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET
  • April 25, 2024, 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET

Making the Connection: How Technology Can Reduce Isolation and Loneliness among Older Adults Link to external URL.

February 29, 2024 12:00pm - 1:00pm MST

Location: Online

Drawing from the literature and a national environmental scan, speakers Dr. John Puxty and Ms. Sarah Webster will review the prevalence and impact of social isolation and loneliness among older adults before and during the pandemic, describe the use of technology by older adults during this same time period, and explore technology strategies to reduce isolation and loneliness within this population.

ASCHA's 2024 Home for Housing Convention & Trade Show Link to external URL.

March 11 - 13, 2024 

Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel and TELUS Convention Centre in Calgary, AB

Building on the momentum generated last year at our first-ever Home for Housing Convention & Trade Show, we are bringing together everyone working in the seniors and community housing sector for 3 days of inspirational conversations, keynote presentations, and educational breakout sessions from subject matter experts and thought leaders in the housing sector. More than ever, the need for housing options challenges communities and organizations to deliver the homes, supports and services Albertans rely on, and this event is the place to build on our current work and plan together for the future. With over 300 delegates in a variety of roles within their housing organizations, this event is where “housing comes home!”

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Solving the Housing Crisis Link to external URL.

March 13, 2024 4:30pm - 7:00pm MST

Location: The Pioneer - 117 8 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P 1B4

This panel brings together folks who are helping solve the housing crisis in Canada. The panel features Chloe Smith, Co-founder & CEO at Mercator AI, Sean Clark, Associate Vice President at Avison Young, and Brad Checknita, Director of Sales, Western Canada at Canada Guaranty.

This event series happens every week at the Pioneer. Doors open at 4:30pm, the panel starts at 5pm.