February 5, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario
Let's Talk Senior Housing
Another Opportunity to Join the Conversation
Town Hall - February 21, 2018
On November 22, 2017, following the extensive Canada-wide consultation “Let’s Talk Housing”, the Federal Government released Canada’s first ever National Housing Strategy.
Moderated by Cloverdale-Langley City Member of Parliament John Aldag, the Town Hall will explore how the National Housing Strategy helps to ensure the availability of safe, affordable housing for seniors in our communities.
A panel will help us to understand the need for affordable senior housing and how the goals of the National Housing Strategy will be realized in communities. Time for questions and answers will be scheduled. Speakers include the Seniors Advocate of B.C., Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation Affordable Housing Centre, BC Housing Director of Regional Development, and Metro Vancouver Regional District Housing Committee Chair.
The National Housing Strategy holds the promise of significant improvement in the living conditions of seniors. Not only are they named as a ‘vulnerable population’ group of primary focus, senior women experiencing abuse, senior indigenous peoples, senior living with disabilities or dealing with mental health and addiction issues, and senior veterans are found among all of the other six groups included as ‘vulnerable populations’.
The Town Hall will take place in Surrey (Clayton Heights) at the Hope Community Church, 18625 Fraser Highway, from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. on February 21, 2018. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.
Invitations are extended to seniors and all other concerned members of the community including community based senior service providers, and the real estate, financial and development sectors. A special invitation is extended to the community housing sector which includes non-profit, co-ops and other housing providers such as charities and faith-based groups.
For more information:
Office of John Aldag, Member of Parliament