Women’s shelters, homeless shelters and private non-profit housing providers offer essential supports to thousands of Albertans. It is important to ensure the housing they provide is kept in good repair.

Through the Canada-Alberta Bilateral Agreement under the National Housing Strategy and Alberta’s Capital Maintenance and Renewal Program, 18 organizations will receive a combined $2.1 million to support better housing through renovations and upgrades. Upgrades include replacing windows, roofing and siding, updating heating and ventilation systems, updating suites with new flooring and cabinetry, and performing other maintenance to ensure the buildings are safe and maintained.

“As Albertans find a place to call home, it is important to ensure it is a safe place and somewhere they can take pride in. Whether it be a shelter or affordable housing, our government is glad to be investing these funds, which will improve the quality of life for so many Albertans for years to come.”

Jeremy Nixon, Minister of Seniors, Community and Social Services

“Shelters and affordable housing play a crucial role in the road to recovery for vulnerable Albertans. This announcement will help renovate shelter spaces, maintain existing homes, and ensure continued access to essential services for Albertans. Thank you to the front-line workers and organizations that help those in need. Our government will continue to support you and the critical services you deliver across the province.”

Randy Boissonnault, federal Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance and MP for Edmonton Centre

“We are grateful for the provincial government’s support of $28,500 towards capital improvements at our Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter facility. This funding will allow us to further enhance the safety and comfort of women and children who are fleeing dangerous and abusive situations in our community.”

Kim Ruse, CEO, FearIsNotLove

“Hope Mission is grateful to the provincial government for the capital maintenance renewal funds of $254,000. This will go towards renovating our women’s washrooms to create a safer environment that best meets the needs of vulnerable women in our community.”

Bruce Reith, executive director, Hope Mission

“This funding greatly benefited Accessible Housing’s Inclusio residence. Inclusio is the first and only multi-unit residential building in Canada to receive Rick Hansen Foundation Gold Certification level for high standards of accessibility. Funding for capital improvement projects allows us to continue to help those living with limited mobility.”

Teneille Bradley, executive director, Accessible Housing

Approved projects


  • Elder Statesmen Group: $215,000
  • L’Arche Association of Calgary: $12,000
  • Discovery House Family Violence Prevention Society: $27,000
  • Brenda Strafford Foundation: $151,300
  • FearIsNotLove Society: $28,500
  • Accessible Housing Calgary: $37,800


  • E4C: $490,000
  • Hope Mission: $254,000
  • Operation Friendship: $20,600
  • Urban Manor Housing Society: $17,500
  • Right at Home Housing Society: $106,000
  • Wings of Providence: $90,000

Rest of Alberta

  • Central Alberta Women’s Outreach Society (Red Deer): $50,400
  • Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter Society: $336,300
  • Peace River Regional Women’s Shelter Society: $64,000
  • Safe Haven Women’s Shelter Society (Taber): $45,000
  • Wapiti Dorm Society (Grande Prairie): $130,000
  • Salvation Army (Fort McMurray): $29,000

Budget 2023 secures Alberta’s future by transforming the health-care system to meet people’s needs, supporting Albertans with the high cost of living, keeping our communities safe and driving the economy with more jobs, quality education and continued diversification.

Quick facts

  • Capital Plan 2023 allocates more than $468 million to the Alberta Social Housing Corporation over three years to provide 6,900 new and regenerated affordable housing units and support 3,300 jobs.
  • The Government of Canada’s National Housing Strategy is an ambitious, 10-year plan that will invest more than $82 billion to give more Canadians a place to call home.
  • The Government of Canada, through CMHC, works with its provincial and territorial partners to reduce the number of Canadians in need by improving access to affordable housing.