Edmonton’s Interfaith Housing Society
Religious and Spiritual Communities working together to address housing and homelessness challenges in Edmonton’s Capital Region
ALBERTA CARES about Housing and Homelessness, but we see very little improvement year after year, and it seems things are only getting worse! It is time our government took it seriously. 2023 is a big election year for our province, let’s make this a top priority in the new legislature! Come stand with thousands of fellow Albertans of every age, faith, culture and ability as we hold a series of rallies all across the province. Click here to find a rally near you!
IT IS TIME for Alberta to build a wise, well-resourced, and well-constructed long-term plan to address housing and homelessness challenges in Alberta. What does that look like? Learn more here!
MAKE YOUR VOICE COUNT! Sign the petition here.
HELP SPREAD THE WORD! We have all our campaign materials posted here so it is easy for you to find and share them!
Introducing Helpisnextdoor.ca! Neighbours helping Neighbours in Covid-19!
With new resources published in March 2021, Helpisnextoor.ca provides both ideas and guidance to help local neighbours from many backgrounds safely care for each other in Covid-19. We even have a safe food sharing guide! Check it out at:
Understanding Harm Reduction and Abstinence
The journey of a person with addiction is messy and difficult, and effective help on their path usually involves both harm reduction and abstinence approaches. Read article here!
Donate to support our work together
We know times are hard for all of us, but we need your help right now. Together we are doing some pretty amazing things, and we want to be able to keep serving our city. Donate here!
TogetherWise: a Trust-Based approach to consultation
Have a consultation coming up around affordable or supportive housing in your neighbourhood? The TogetherWise program is here to help!
Understanding the spectrum of need:
- Emergency Accommodation
- Affordable Housing
- Supportive Housing
- Affordable Home Ownership
- Learn more here
“I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.” – Jesus
Who has trouble affording a home?
One in four Edmonton households spend more than 30% of their income on rent, with over 20,000 households paying more than 50%! Who are they?
“Our religious and spiritual communities share important values: respect for human dignity, solidarity with those who are poor and vulnerable, and an affirmation of the importance of inclusive and welcoming communities where individuals and families can thrive.” – The Capital Region Interfaith Statement (2011)
Our Steering Committee is made up of faith leaders and agency leaders from many traditions. It steers the work of the larger movement.
Get In Touch
Pastor Mike Van Boom firstname.lastname@example.org 780.554.2703
10035 103 Street; Edmonton, Alberta; T5J 0X5