November 2, 2021
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Access to safe, secure, and affordable housing makes a significant difference in the lives of people living with mental health concerns. The absence of it creates or exacerbates challenges with mental health. Studies in Canada and the UK have demonstrated that supportive housing for individuals with mental health concerns generates significant savings in health and social support programs. It is the right thing to do, both socially and financially.
CMHA Edmonton manages 146 housing units across seven buildings for people living with a mental illness and in need of affordable housing. As a supportive landlord, we work with tenants through our Advocacy and Wayfinding program to ensure they have housing sustainability and can access community supports. This panel will share more about that model, and the lived experience of tenants living in CMHA Edmonton housing. Participants will hear directly from tenants with lived experience of mental health challenges, and from staff about the work they do with tenants helping them navigate and access services and supports.
- Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2021
- Time: 12PM – 1PM (MTD)
- Presenters: Courtney Robertson, Advocacy and Wayfinding Coordinator with CMHA Edmonton; CMHA Edmonton Housing Tenants
Register for the session here.
About YEG Housing Month
YEG Housing Month is an annual event that aims to raise awareness of the various safe, affordable housing initiatives and sustainable strategies our city is, and has been, implementing towards our collective goal to end homelessness. This month of learning coincides with National Housing Day in Canada on November 22. Due to COVID-19 restrictions on large gatherings this year, we are hosting a virtual series of Lunch and Learn sessions. For more information and the full calendar of events, visit housingmonth.ca or follow #YEGHousingMonth on various social platforms.