News & Events

Season’s Greetings from Bridge to Home

(From L to R: Indira, Alan, Jen, Yahaira, Kirsten, Tom and Adam) In 2016, the Bridge to Home team has supported over 70 clients. Bridge to Home is an intensive case management program supporting individuals with limited mobility who are also experiencing chronic or episodic homelessness. The team of caseworkers work alongside clients to make them...Read More→

Daniel’s Story

Daniel’s Story: The Path to Self-Respect First experimenting with drugs in his mid-20’s, Daniel dubbed himself a “late bloomer” as he had what he describes as a happy and supportive childhood. Daniel’s first time taking drugs was while he was living abroad teaching English in Hong Kong. He was living with a partner during this...Read More→

Year in Review 2016

Click here to view our Year in Review 2016 As we look back on 2016, we remember the partners, community members and donors that helped us open doors to accessible and affordable homes. Thank you for your continued support and generosity to Calgary’s most vulnerable. Click here to support Accessible Housing and help more people...Read More→

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. He studied law at Carleton University and articled at Alberta Justice. Greg was born with cerebral palsy...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→

AccessibleUniversity.com

Providing Practical Resources About Residential Accessibility As a centralized location for data, research, toolkits and practical information, Accessible U makes relevant and understandable information readily available to you. The site mobilizes existing information and champions best practices. Over time, research will generate new information that will be posted on Accessible U. Accessible Housing hears regularly...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→