News & Events

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→

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...

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...Read More→

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...