Survey for our members to review and share your opinions. Your feedback will be shared with the AHMA Board of Directors (& Staff Members) as part of a Strategic Planning Retreat taking place June 18th & 19th. The data collected will be used for the creation of a new, 5-year Strategic Plan that will be shared at the Annual General Meeting this fall. For full survey click here.
There are so many hurdles in developing housing long before the first brick is ever laid. It really does take a village, in the case of affordable housing an entire city and province is needed too. When it comes to developing it can be very difficult to get everyone on board. That’s one of the most admirable aspects about Mamele’awt Qweesome Housing Society’s (MQHS) latest project, is that all hands were on deck. Read more here.
Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre is hosting their 5th Annual National Indigenous Peoples Day event! From Salmon BBQ, live performances and tons of activities for kids it is not to be missed! For more information click here.
There are so many great events taking place across BC for National Indigenous Peoples day! We will be posting events going on throughout the province all month!
The Government of Canada launched an engagement process in 2017 to provide advice on how to improve the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS). The report outlines 53 specific recommendations to provide advice to the Government of Canadafor the redesign of the federal homelessness program and, more generally, to tackle homelessness in Canada. To read the entire report click here.
This month’s inspiration feature really rocks the status quo, literally and figuratively speaking. The Red Rock Display first appeared on the front lawn of the Purple House in September 2017 and since then has been a community symbol of peace and healing. The May Newsletter Inspiration feature is drawn from the tremendous efforts and labour of love that the Cariboo Friendship Society in Williams Lake has done with Purple House. Read more here.
Large 2762 sq .Ft. office space in East Vancouver available for lease. Steps from the heart of Main Street, Vancouver’s booming artistic and eclectic neighbourhood. Boasting 8 individual offices, 3 bathrooms and equipped industrialized style kitchen. Large front windows for an abundance of natural light.
The Province recognizes there is an urgent need to create more options for those who are struggling to find suitable, adequate, and reasonably priced rental accommodation. This new investment under the Community Housing Fund (Budget 2018) will address gaps in the market, creating homes for growing families, and seniors. Through the 10-year span of this program, 14,350 new units will be created across British Columbia.
Non-profit housing providers or for-profit firms that partner with non-profit societies who are interested in developing and operating new rental units that qualify under the Community Housing Fund. Details on requirements and deliverables, proposal review process and submission forms can be found here.
AHMA hosted the WIHC in 2012 in Vancouver and we are excited to announce we will be attending again in Australia 2019! The National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples (National Congress) will be welcoming the world to the gold coast for the 4 day event, so be sure to save the date.
The National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples are a representative voice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Advocating for the recognition of the status and of the rights ofAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as First Nations People. Read more here
The Government of British Columbia plans to strengthen the Residential Tenancy Act and Manufactured Home Park Tenancy Act to better protect both renters and tenants of manufactured home parks. Read more here.
West Vancouver – In a statement put-out earlier today by the Aboriginal Housing Management Association (AHMA), Margaret Pfoh, Chief Executive Officer, said that her organization has serious concerns over what they feel is a lack of clarity in last week’s federal budget. Read more.