Finding Free Tax Help in Covid-19

Having your taxes up to date is incredibly important in order to access a host of benefits and governmental helps.  This is especially true for Seniors and low-income people and families. Providing help on this front has proven quite challenging and many faith-based institutions have had to cancel their free tax clinics this year, butContinue reading “Finding Free Tax Help in Covid-19”

TogetherWise – a Trust Based Approach to Consultation

Interfaith Housing is proud to present: TogetherWise; A trust-based approach to healthy community consultations around affordable and supportive housing. Beginning in January of 2019, Interfaith Housing embarked on a resource design project intended to support quality consultations in local communities around affordable and supportive housing builds.  CRIHI gathered a team of community leaders, faith leaders andContinue reading “TogetherWise – a Trust Based Approach to Consultation”

End Poverty’s Indigenous Circle talks: Reconciliation work in the local neighbourhood

“When I talk to my indigenous neighbours, they express their concern that everybody seems to be watching their house.”  Fear and suspicion over concerns related to race, class or culture often show up in our communities, even if they are consciously unwanted and rejected in hearts and minds.  What can be done to overcome thisContinue reading “End Poverty’s Indigenous Circle talks: Reconciliation work in the local neighbourhood”

Faith-Based Collaboration Highlight: Jasper Place Wellness Centre

Here’s how this story started:  Recognizing growing needs and struggles experienced by their neighbours in West Edmonton, several Christian churches (large and small) met together with the City of Edmonton to consider what they might collectively do to help out. From that first meeting, West Edmonton Interfaith coalition formed, starting in 2005; gearing up to address social issues locally. The coalition met with Murray Soroka,Continue reading “Faith-Based Collaboration Highlight: Jasper Place Wellness Centre”

Serving Edmonton’s Immigrant Communities

Edmonton is increasingly becoming a destination city for immigrants entering Canada. In 2011, 20.5% of the population in Edmonton were immigrants. Based off a recently published report by Statistics Canada, that number is estimated to rise to 31.7% by 2036. As a result, efficient and effective integration of incoming immigrants and refugees is a crucialContinue reading “Serving Edmonton’s Immigrant Communities”

Ministry Profile: Millbourne Community Life Centre

Many faith communities wonder how they might go deeper in relationship, and in helping address needs in their local neighbourhood.  Often they will have their own building, and wonder what might be possible if they could just open their doors a little wider. MIllbourne Community Life Centre, supported by the South Edmonton Alliance Church provides some greatContinue reading “Ministry Profile: Millbourne Community Life Centre”

See Inside: Metis Urban/Capital Housing

Not-for-Profit Social Housing providers like Metis Urban/Capital Housing play a crucial part in the work of providing home and help to populations in extreme poverty. Description and brief history Metis Urban Housing Corporation (MUHC) was formed thirty-five years ago to manage a subsidized housing program targeted to aid low-moderate income aboriginal families. Individuals and families wereContinue reading “See Inside: Metis Urban/Capital Housing”

Riverbend & Terwillegar Talk Housing

On Saturday, October 29 from 1-4pm, CRIHI invited eight neighbourhoods in Riverbend & Terwillegar to a workshop and conversation called ‘Homes4ourNeighbours’ at Riverbend United Church. There were about 25 people in attendance, including 15 interested neighbours. This event provided good information on affordable housing, shared frontline stories and experiences, and then gave neighbours a safe place toContinue reading “Riverbend & Terwillegar Talk Housing”

The Good Neighbour

What is a good neighbour? These days, we tend to think of a good neighbour as someone who keeps their yard trim and tidy, their walks cleared, the noise down after ten, and their beer bottles on their side of the fence (not mine!). But is this really what a good neighbour looks like? PeopleContinue reading “The Good Neighbour”

I Need Help! Who Do I Call?

Whether this is you, someone you know, or a neighbour battling in the cold; here are a few key resources to help you get help. If this is an emergency, call 911! If you see someone in distress, and you are concerned their life may be threatened in any way, don’t mess around; call 911 Emergency to summon immediateContinue reading “I Need Help! Who Do I Call?”