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Kimmirut resident says community in dire need of emergency shelter – Nunatsiaq News

Feb 7, 2019 “I know someone is going to die soon outside here” A woman living in Kimmirut is calling for the creation of a homeless shelter in the Qikiqtani community of about 400 people. The woman asked Nunatsiaq News to refer to her as Sara in this article, fearing backlash from the community for […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 201919 Views

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Yukon gov’t promises ‘noticeable changes’ to territory’s largest shelter – CBC

Jan 30, 2019 Government says it will keep doors open 24/7 and nearly double capacity The Yukon government is indicating it will be more accommodating of clients when it takes control of the former Salvation Army shelter in Whitehorse. In a statement from Yukon’s department of Health and Social Services issued Tuesday, the government says it […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 201916 Views

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YT Government: 2019 Housing Initiatives Fund open for submissions

January 17, 2019 The Government of Yukon opened the $3.6 million 2019 Housing Initiatives Fund for project submissions today. This call for projects supports more affordable housing options for Yukoners by funding new housing across the territory. First Nations governments, First Nations Development Corporations, developers, contractors, community organizations and the general public can apply for […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201919 Views

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Iqaluit food centre to offer temporary shelter this week – Nunatsiaq News

Jan. 16, 2019 “It is for anyone who has no other options” By Courtney Edgar Iqaluit’s Qajuqturvik Food Centre started keeping its doors open at night this week to shelter people who have nowhere else to go. “It is a very temporary option while Family Services searches for a more permanent solution,” said Wade Thorhaug, […]

by pmnationtalk on January 16, 201918 Views

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New building opens in Aklavik, offering help for homeless – Cabin Radio

December 10, 2018 The territorial government has opened a new housing complex to help the homeless of Aklavik. The Beaufort Delta hamlet, with a population of around 650, will use the four-unit building to implement a housing-first model. “The program intends to house people first and then to focus on improving their housing sustainability by […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201838 Views

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Governments of Canada and Northwest Territories Sign Housing Agreement

November 15, 2018 Families, Indigenous communities and vulnerable Canadians in need of an affordable place to call home can count on long-term funding for community housing in the Northwest Territories thanks to an agreement signed today by the federal and territorial governments. Adam Vaughan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201865 Views

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After 18 months in uninsulated shack, Pond Inlet family to get a home – CBC

Jeannie Kasarnak has been living in a tiny shack with her 3 children since March 2017 Nov 14, 2018 Jeannie Kasarnak stays up all night tending the flame of a Coleman camping stove. It’s the only thing providing heat to a tiny, uninsulated shack she lives in with her three young children and common-law partner, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201843 Views

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Media Advisory – New accessible senior’s duplexes officially open in Carmacks

CARMACKS, YT, Nov. 15, 2018 – Join Larry Bagnell, Member of Parliament for Yukon, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), along with Minister Responsible for Yukon Housing Corporation Pauline Frost as they officially open two new accessible duplexes […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201840 Views

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Media Advisory – Governments of Canada and Northwest Territories to make announcement related to housing

YELLOWKNIFE, Nov. 14, 2018  – The federal and territorial governments will be making an announcement related to housing in the Northwest Territories. Media are invited to join the Adam Vaughan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, and the Honourable Alfred Moses, Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs. Date: November 15, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201841 Views

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Dene Nation ‘not happy’ with distribution of $600M in funding for on-reserve housing – CBC

Chief says there is ‘lack of clarity’ over whether N.W.T. communities can access funding Nov 12, 2018 The Dene Nation is looking to the federal government for clarity about $600 million in funding announced for on-reserve housing, because the majority of Indigenous people in the Northwest Territories don’t live on reserves. “We have two reserves […]

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 201840 Views

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