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Following close monitoring from health authorities on recommendations concerning public gatherings, we have made the difficult decision to postpone Dinner for Doors, which was scheduled for Thursday, March 26. The safety and wellbeing of attendees and volunteers is our number one priority. This decision was made out of the care and concern for all of those who have dealings with Accessible Housing Society, as well as recommendations of event restrictions from Alberta Health Services and the developing situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19). Dinner for Doors is a fundraising event to support the mission and vision of Accessible Housing. Since 2014, Dinner for Doors has raised over $250,000 to help Calgarians with limited mobility. We look forward to holding this event at a future date and hope to see you there. Thank you again for your support and understanding during this challenging time.
We are ecstatic to have the Alberta Real Estate Foundation as our first sponsor for #DinnerForDoors2020! AREF invests in real estate policy, research, practices, and education that strengthen Alberta’s communities. Learn more about AREF here: http://aref.ab.ca/
BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE Join us on March 26, 2020 for our 6th annual Dinner for Doors fundraising event at the beautiful cSPACE King Edward. Since 2014, Dinner for Doors has raised over $250,000 to support Calgarians with limited mobility. This Mardi Gras themed event will transport you to the sights and sounds of New Orleans. An evening of live entertainment, Mardi Gras inspired food stations, silent auction and a sampling of some of Calgary’s best craft beverages are all part of the evening. Dinner for Doors will be a cocktail style event and a mix of high and low cocktail tables and soft seating will be available throughout the venue. All proceeds raised from the evening will go towards the programs and services that Accessible Housing provides. We need your help to continue to open doors for people with limited mobility and hope you will consider joining us. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 403-282-1872. We look forward to seeing you there! Here at Accessible Housing, we continue our commitment to ensuring our inclusive event is accessible for all guests attending. This year we are excited to...Read More→
Today is National Housing Day, a day to raise awareness and advocate on the importance of housing across Canada. The need for both affordable and accessible housing continues to present a challenge in various communities and cities across the country. In Calgary, less than 3% of affordable housing units are accessible for a person with limited mobility. Despite these challenges, recognizing the importance of housing is making its way into the public sphere. The National Housing Strategy is one of the key initiatives that the federal government is taking on to tackle issues on homelessness, affordability and home-ownership. In addition, several new housing projects and programs have been announced by the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation throughout the year. Here at Accessible Housing, our clients continue to be at the centre of all our decision-making. Our several programs aim towards a single goal: enhancing the dignity of individuals with limited mobility through affordable and accessible housing. On this National Housing Day, we are proud of all the work that has been done across the country and we hope that all stakeholders continue to work together to ensure everyone has a home in community!
Dear friends and supporters of Accessible Housing: As some of you may know, Michelle Rhode began her role as Executive Director in May of 2017. Michelle came to Accessible during a crucial time during the construction and commissioning of Inclusio. Michelle was instrumental in supporting the organization to not only successfully open Inclusio but navigate other significant program changes as well. Michelle’s open communication style assisted the organization to maintain and enhance collaborative culture. Michelle has made the difficult decision to step out of her full-time role to allow her to spend more time with her 1 year old son and have the flexibility to potentially pursue part-time employment. The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Stacey Stilling has stepped into the full-time Executive Director role, effective September 16. Stacey previously took on the position for an interim period last year during Michelle’s maternity leave and we were all incredibly impressed with her abilities and leadership. Over the next few weeks, Stacey will work with Michelle to ensure a smooth transition as we continue to serve our team members, clients and residents. About Stacey: Stacey has worked with Accessible Housing in several capacities within the last two years....Read More→