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House for Heroes ATCO Veterans’ Village Opens in Edmonton

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GLOBE NEWSWIRE, Alberta, November 25, 2021 — Today, senior officials from all over Canada have gathered in Edmonton for the second opening. House for heroes village. ATCO Veterans’ Village is a Homes For Heroes Foundation initiative designed to assist veterans experiencing homelessness. .. ATCO Veterans’ Village in Edmonton has 20 small homes, a resource center, counselor offices, recreational spaces and a community garden. The key to the project is a complete wraparound social support service provided to all tenants, supported by veterans. The Homes For Heroes Foundation plans to build villages across Canada and is currently working on veterans’ villages in Kingston and Winnipeg. ATCO Veterans Village received support from Canada’s Mortgages and Housing, Alberta, Edmonton, and key sponsors ATCO, CP Railroad, PCL Construction, and Brick.

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“Our government is committed to providing affordable housing solutions and helping Canadian veterans. This project will be able to partner with Homes for Heroes, Alberta’s second Homes for Heroes village. This program is a step towards ending the veteran homelessness problem in Alberta, “said Prime Minister Jason Kenny.

“This is an exciting time for our charity ( www.h4hf.ca ) And the entire veterans community. We have succeeded in bringing together governments, businesses, social clubs at all levels, and individuals who have contributed to today’s realization. Today is proof that all Canadians love and respect the people they serve, “said David Howard, President and CEO of the Homes For Heroes Foundation. “The Edmonton community was really great. They have been supporting the ATCO Veterans’ Village since the day we announced the building plan,” Howard said.

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Homes For Heroes’ mission is to integrate all homeless veterans across Canada into the community through the provision of housing and support services. They do so by building a small hometown village with full social welfare services in major cities across Canada where homeless veterans can successfully integrate into civilian life.

The land of the ATCO Veterans Village in Edmonton in the Evansdale community was donated by the City of Edmonton. “The City of Edmonton is proud to partner with the Homes For Heroes Foundation in the construction of the ATCO Veterans Village. This housing program provides social support services to Canadians who fought for our freedom. Our government is committed to helping these veterans when they need them, “says Amargit Sohi. Mayor of Edmonton.

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ATCO Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Nancy Southern attended the event and spoke with over 140 senior officials. “In this volatile era, the courageous service of our army and its veterans was more important than ever in maintaining security and freedom. They were all required of them in their service to Canada. It is now from our hearts to assist them in returning to civilian life and to provide a home where they can realize their potential and achieve their dreams. It’s an honor! “Sazan said.

The Government of Canada estimates that there are up to 5,000 Canadian Army veterans who have experienced homelessness and have not successfully transitioned from a military career to a healthy and productive civilian life. “To begin the charity, our team met with over 200 veterans and understood what they wanted to see in the veterans’ housing program. We have direct feedback from these veteran interviews. We have built a charity based on. Our Canadian veterans are proud. They want to be handed over, not handed over. We listen to them and their needs We designed the village to meet, “says David Howard.

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One of the first companies to join in supporting charity was CP Rail. CP hosts an annual event called “Spin for a Veteran”. This is a 24-hour exercise bike race that has raised over $ 1.5 million over the last five years for the Homes For Heroes Foundation. “CP has a long history of supporting the veterans community and understands the challenges veterans face when returning to civilian life,” said CP’s Vice President and Chief Cultural Officer for Human Resources. One Chad Rolstad says. “We are proud to work with the Homeless Foundation and the creation of the village of Edmonton to provide the very necessary support to veterans experiencing homelessness.”

ATCO Veterans Village is a unique little home village that provides a solution to the homeless crisis faced by Canadian Veterans. Each house in the village is named after a member of the Canadian Army who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country. Honorary plaques are placed outside each home and serve as a permanent tribute to our corrupt people, providing a unique means of educating our youth about the sacrifices made by many Canadian heroes. Offers.

You need a village to build a village

Media contacts
David Howard
President and Chief Executive Officer
House for the Hero Foundation
dave@h4hf.ca
403-620-4255

The photos that accompany this announcement are available at the following URL: https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/e399dd1b-2e9e-495b-9e3d-e5456f357250

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House for Heroes ATCO Veterans’ Village Opens in Edmonton

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