Edmonton Faith Communities Talk Housing – September 6, 2018

The Capital Region Interfaith Housing Initiative has invited representatives from all three levels of government, and all political parties to join us on September 6, 2018 as we discuss how to respond together to the current shortage of affordable and supportive housing in Edmonton, and across the country. At this meeting, many different faith traditionsContinue reading “Edmonton Faith Communities Talk Housing – September 6, 2018”

Finding Home in Bonnie Doon; Iris Court’s consultation story

Iris Court’s journey into existence was not an easy one.  Their initial effort to set up in the McCauley community was rebuffed as local neighbours, objecting to an already heavy concentration of services and social housing in their community, took the development to court to stop it. But lessons were learned from that experience, particularlyContinue reading “Finding Home in Bonnie Doon; Iris Court’s consultation story”

PSH Feature: Iris Court; Schizophrenia Society of Alberta

“Imagine a radio playing in your head, and it never shuts off.” “Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness that affects 300,000 Canadians.    …Interfering with a person’s ability to think clearly, manage emotions, make decisions and relate to others, schizophrenia impairs a person’s ability to function to their potential when it is not treated. Unfortunately, noContinue reading “PSH Feature: Iris Court; Schizophrenia Society of Alberta”

Interfaith Habitat Works 2018; the Wrap-Up Party!

On May 31, 2018 CRIHI members gathered at Habitat for Humanity’s Carter Place build to celebrate the work Interfaith volunteers were able to accomplish this year. Here are the rough numbers: OVER 300 Volunteers; 48 lunches served! Thank you so much to everyone who came out to do this work together!  Here are some ofContinue reading “Interfaith Habitat Works 2018; the Wrap-Up Party!”