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1000 Families

Building the Assets of People and Communities

There are families in Alberta living on $22,000/year. Anyone who buys groceries knows that $22,000 doesn’t go far. According to Statistics Canada, the poverty line – also known as the low-income cut-off (or “LICO”) – is a family income of $44,000/year. A family of four living below the LICO devotes a larger share of its

Aging in Community Workshop Surfaces Needs and Possibilities for Calgary

Highlights need for supports for people who don’t have equity to be able to participate in alternative housing venture

An Oct. 18 workshop that explored creating support services and housing options for older adults using the co-op model revealed a significant need as well as exciting possibilities for Calgary. Options discussed included co-op housing, cohousing, Abbeyfield Housing and The Village model.