News & Events

From Our Board Chair and CEO: An Important Message

From Dave McElhanney, ICD.D. Chair, Board of Directors, Accessible Housing Autumn is indeed a season of change. It is with a mix of gratitude and sadness that we announce Jeff Dyer’s departure as CEO of Accessible Housing, effective January 11, 2017. Since April 2013, Jeff has played a critical role in the development and success...Read More→

The Delaney: New affordable and accessible homes

Trico Homes held a sod-turning celebration for its 44-unit Delaney development on October 20th, 2016. The building will be located in the community of Mount Pleasant, with 12 apartments earmarked as affordable, which means they’ll be rented for 10 per cent less than the average market rate. Ten of those 12 will be wheelchair accessible....Read More→

Our New Home: Inclusio

On Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at our annual fundraising evening, Dinner for Doors, Accessible Housing was thrilled to make a special announcement. As you may already know, Accessible Housing is building a 45-unit accessible home as part of the RESOLVE Campaign which will open in late 2017. The former building at this site was called Fourth Dimension and the project...Read More→

Congratulations Greg!

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 was a truly a history-making day for Greg McMeekin, an Accessible Housing resident. It was on this day that Greg participated in a ceremony in which he was called to the bar at Calgary Courts Centre. Greg was born with cerebral palsy and uses an electric wheelchair to get around. Accessible Housing supports...Read More→

A Remarkable Evening

  Our third sold-out Dinner for Doors on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 was a great success! The evening was presented by First Calgary Financial, one of our amazing community partners. The evening was emceed by the talented Ken Lima-Coelho and was a great eye-opening experience for many. Attendees had the opportunity to navigate the evening in a...Read More→

A Momentous Celebration

Click here to view the Facebook album On Thursday, September 8th, 2016, Accessible Housing hosted a celebration of our RESOLVE project, a new affordable and accessible home for 45 Calgarians with limited mobility. Located in Capitol Hill, Accessible Housing and RESOLVE will build on land Accessible Housing currently operates on to increase the previous 11 units to 45....Read More→

Ramp It Up: Tour de Bowness

We had a great time connecting with community about our Ramp It Up project at this year’s Tour de Bowness Street on Monday, August 1. The Street Festival corresponds with the annual Tour de Bowness cycling race and was great day out for families. Ramp It Up creates communities where every person can access every space...Read More→

Dinner for Doors 2016

BUY TICKETS Our annual fundraiser, Dinner for Doors is an experiential and inspiring evening that launched in 2014. Last year, over 120 people attended, raising $55,000 to help open doors that are accessible and affordable for people with limited mobility. This year will be an even larger event at a bigger venue, The Coast Plaza...Read More→

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...Read More→

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...