Affordable Housing Solutions Lab

The Affordable Housing Solutions Lab (AHSL) empowers citizens to innovate, co-create and develop effective local affordable housing solutions. AHSL is part of the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Alberta.

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Alberta Network of Public Housing Agencies

ANPHA is the provincial industry association for the non-profit housing industry, providing a collective voice on the full range of affordable housing and homelessness issues. Our membership includes a range of housing providers who serve Albertans of all ages. In addition, our members include companies, organizations, and individuals who share our mission and want to help build capacity and advance affordable housing.


Alberta Rural Development Network

ARDN supports the sustainability of rural communities. We work with communities to amplify the "rural voice". We collaborate to identify and bring focus to rural issues, build local capacity, and find innovative, rural-based solutions to unique issues.


The Boyle McCauley Health Centre

BMHC, the first community based health centre in Alberta, was incorporated in 1979 and opened its doors to the public in May of 1980. The centre was designed to respond to the often overlooked and unique health needs of the residents of Edmonton's inner city. In 1979, a group of Medical Mission Sisters took up the challenge to organize a community health centre. From the beginning, the concept had many supporters including Dr. James Howell, community residents, inner city agencies, various city and provincial departments as well as hundreds of volunteers from both immediate and outlying areas. Their dedication to the realization of the centre is reflected in the services provided to our clients.


Boyle Street Community Services

BSCS Boyle Street Community Services is a non-denominational organization that welcomes and serves people of all ages, backgrounds, and orientations. While we are non-denominational, we acknowledge that the majority of individuals experiencing homelessness in Edmonton identify as Indigenous First Nations, therefore, we incorporate Indigenous ceremonies in our practice. BSCS operates one of the city’s three Safe Injection Sites


The Canadian Mental Health Association

CMHA founded in 1918, is one of the oldest voluntary organizations in Canada. Each year, we provide direct service to more than 100,000 Canadians through the combined efforts of more than 10,000 volunteers and staff across Canada in over 120 communities.

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Civada is the largest provider of social and affordable housing in the

Edmonton area. We manage over 4500 social housing rental units and over 400 affordable housing rental units. We offer both townhouses and apartments throughout the city.

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The Communitas Group

Communitas is a consulting and management firm offering expertise in project planning, development, management and research.
Their specialties include cooperative housing, cooperative enterprises, cohousing, energy and resource efficient design and financing, and community and policy development.

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Creating Hope Society
Creating Hope Society is a non-profit society established to recognize that the sixties and seventies child welfare scoop of Aboriginal children is a continuation of the Residential Schools era. We believe that it is time to halt the cycle of Aboriginal children being separated from their families and communities.

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e4c exists with the singular goal of helping move vulnerable people toward positive, healthy and lasting change. But what does that mean? It means giving people the support they need today – whether it’s emergency housing, food, clothing or harm reduction supplies – without judgment. It means helping people think about what they want from their life, and helping them take steps
to make their goals a reality. It also means working to prevent and eventually eliminate poverty
so that every person has a chance to live a life free of hunger, homelessness, discrimination and

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Edmonton Food Bank
The Edmonton Food Bank is feeding our city’s people in times of need. We are committed to meeting the community’s demand for food while advocating for policy changes and longer-term solutions to hunger. Working with a strong network of 250 depots and other partner agencies, we respond to the immediate hunger needs in our
community. We are both gleaners and distributors of food.


Edmonton Social Planning Council
ESPC the Edmonton Social Planning Council is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan social research organization. Our focus is social research, particularly in the areas of low income and poverty. ESPC is a source of knowledge and expertise on social issues within our community. Our work includes undertaking research into the nature and magnitude of social issues in our community; public awareness and understanding of current social issues; being an independent voice in the community; encouraging public participation in the development of social policies, and the implementation of programs.

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EndPovertyEdmonton is a community initiative working towards prosperity for all through advancing reconciliation, the elimination of racism, livable incomes, affordable housing, accessible and affordable transit, affordable and quality child care, and access to mental health services and addiction supports.

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Homeward Trust
As system planner in Edmonton, Homeward Trust collaborates with multiple agencies and organizations, as well as all orders of government, ensuring alignment and accountability of resources and efforts. As the designated community based organization for both the Province of Alberta and the Federal Government of Canada, and the management body responsible for implementing the local and provincial Plans to End Homelessness, we are responsible for planning with the community and administering public funding for housing and homelessness accordingly.

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Inner City Pastoral Ministry
Inner City Pastoral Ministry (ICPM) is an ecumenical Christian ministry of presence serving the people of the inner city of Edmonton. It was started in 1978 by members of the United Church
who recognized a need for a church in the Inner City. ICPM is now jointly sponsored by four denominations: United, Roman Catholic, Anglican and Lutheran.

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Jasper Place Wellness Centre
JPWC We build strong communities and people by addressing social and health-based inequities facing low-income and/or vulnerable neighbourhoods. We do this by working with people and assets to find new solutions in the fields of health care, business/employment, food security, community building, and affordable housing.


Lives in Transition/ SEVFIN
LIT provides holistic services to women whose primary barrier to employment is a history of domestic abuse.


NiGiNan Housing Ventures

NiGiNan Housing Ventures is a registered non-profit charity formed to address particular housing needs and requirements of Indigenous people living in Edmonton. We are dedicated to providing supportive affordable housing opportunities for individuals and families of native ancestry, who have not been successfully served by any other organization in Edmonton. NiGiNan's first development, Ambrose Place is one of the most successful programs and housing complexes for Edmonton's formerly hardest to house Indigenous persons.

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Operation Friendship Seniors Society
OFSS Operation Friendship Seniors Society is a non-profit society that provides community-based preventative social services to the seniors of Edmonton’s inner city. We provide safe, affordable non-institutional housing options.


Right at Home Housing Society

Right at Home Housing Society provides a range of affordable housing solutions to meet the diverse needs of individuals and families throughout the city of Edmonton.


Terra Centre for Teen Parents
Terra Centre is a non-profit organization helping pregnant and parenting teens develop the self-reliance and skills to be successful parents. Terra has built upon a dynamic, responsive and collaborative approach by capitalizing on partnerships and relationships. We are true to our mission yet recognize when opportunities are present that will strengthen our future and ensure we remain a relevant organization. We will continue to build on our strengths specifically in early child development. The healthy development of children is at the heart of Terra. When we look to the future – expanding opportunities for early learning and care are underway. Limited access to infant child care is the most significant barrier for young parents pursuing their education.


The Mustard Seed

The Mustard Seed is a safe and supportive place where people experiencing problems associated with poverty and homelessness can have their physical needs met in the short term, but also begin to heal and grow mentally, emotionally, and spiritually for a better life down the road.


YMCA of Northern Alberta

For 109 years we’ve cared for kids, shaped leaders for tomorrow and helped generations of people come together to find support, get healthier and make friends for life. We are determined to be a genuine, welcoming, hopeful place that is nurturing and fun. This is the community we want. A community where we share a sense of social responsibility; experience better health in spirit, mind and body; and where children and families can thrive.