We believe in Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) which is defined by Homeward Trust as an evidence-based intervention that links permanent, affordable housing with flexible, voluntary support services to assist with housing retention and independent living.
We currently own and operate one PSH development called Canora Place which was built in 2011 and has 30 independent units that are home to both women and men. Canora Place residents are active in the community, many whom volunteer with The Capital City Clean up and the building itself has been nominated for Yards in Bloom more than once. We are currently in the process of developing another 36 units of PSH in Glenwood with an expected completion date of fall 2019.
In 2008 we ran the first pilot program for Housing First in Edmonton, and have been partnered with Homeward Trust and The Housing First program since 2009. The Housing First program is centred around the idea that housing is a basic right, and that once individuals experiencing homelessness are housed they can then address other matters in their life.