News & Events

Students Show Compassion

We would like to send a big thank you to the Calgary Foundation and the grade 6 students from Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School for their dedication to strengthening our community. Twelve groups of grade 6 students from Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School participated in different learning experiences as part of this year’s Primary Years Programme (PYPX) Exhibition. Each group chose a Calgary non-profit organization...Read More→

Adam’s Renovation

For some individuals, entering and exiting one’s home is an indescribable challenge, a task that is sometimes taken for granted. Up until recently, simply leaving his home to go to school was difficult for Adam*, a 22-year old man with multiple sclerosis (MS). Prone to unpredictable symptoms, MS would sometimes leave him in pain and...Read More→

Charity Challenge 2017

Ready, set, go! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! Need help with registration? Click here for detailed instructions. Support Team Accessible Housing this year with the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Charity Challenge and register to participate. To register, visit CalgaryMarathon.com and select YES for the Charity Challenge. If you have any questions, please contact us at info@accessiblehousing.ca. The Calgary Marathon has...Read More→

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→