News & Events

Government of Alberta Partnering With Accessible Housing

Today was a day of celebration, collaboration and inspiration with our community, clients and government. We are absolutely thrilled to announce that the Government of Alberta is investing $4 million for permanent supportive housing for Calgarians with limited mobility. Construction of our 45 unit accessible home on the existing residential property of our Fourth Dimension […]

Brent’s Story: Marathons and Meetings

Brent, who has a visual impairment, joined Accessible Housing's Bridge to Home program 18 months ago and has been making healthy, positive changes in his life. Through the program, Brent is now living independently in stable, long-term affordable housing and working towards graduating from the Bridge to Home program this June. On one of his trips in March, he unexpectedly met Prime Minister Trudeau. He was so excited...

Growing Community

Sue Pearson changed her job, but not her focus. Formerly an occupational therapist at Accessible Housing’s Fourth Dimension (4D) Group Home, she later provided her expertise to the RAD Renovations team and also volunteered on the Board of Directors. Now, along with her husband Dick Pearson, who is a third-generation farmer, they work land that’s […]

Awards for Accessible Housing

Accessible Housing was awarded twice in the final weeks of 2015. Mayor Naheed Nenshi presented the Committee on Accessibility's Advocacy Award at City Hall on December 7 for the work championed by Accessible Housing to help Calgarians live safely in their homes through free accessibility...

Calgary Leaders Take Accessibility Tour

In December Accessible Housing helped coordinate and host an Accessibility Tour for our city’s leaders to help them learn about the challenges faced by people with disabilities. They toured downtown in wheelchairs as part of the city’s initiative to create a more accessible community...

Run, Walk or Roll Because Everyone Belongs

Get ready to get fit, have fun and do good! This year’s Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is Sunday, May 29th. In 2015 our team raised over $40,000, meeting and exceeding not just their fundraising goals, but also their personal goal times and they had tons of fun too. Join now and get started early on your […]

My Why

By Yahaira Henriquez, Case Worker at Accessible Housing I love the feeling I get when I turn my front door key and hear it unlock the door which leads me to my palace – my home. As I enter, all the familiar smells, home furnishings and pictures hanging on the walls welcome me. I usually kick […]

Investing Where I Work

The other day I went into my kitchen and got a glass of water. As I watched the cold, clean water flow from the tap, it struck me that I am reliant on many other people to make this amazing thing happen. From the reservoir to the utility company to the...

Making Calgary RAD

When Coleen was born, her parents didn’t think she’d live. Coleen coded immediately after her birth and didn’t take her first breath until 20 minutes after she was born. The oxygen deprivation resulted in cerebral palsy and seizures and she now requires...

Dinner for Doors Inspires Generosity

On Thursday November 12th we gathered with community-loving Calgarians for our second Dinner for Doors event. The evening was a huge success, raising $55,000 to help open doors...