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    Minister Josephine Pon

    Josephine Pon was sworn in as Minister of Seniors and Housing on April 30, 2019.

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Our responsibilities

Alberta Seniors and Housing provides programs and services to assist seniors and promote their safety and wellbeing. The ministry also supports the development of affordable housing and ensures Albertans in need have access to housing options.

The population of seniors in Alberta is currently more than 700,000 and is expected to grow to one million by 2035. It is essential that they live safely and independently in their chosen communities. To that end, the ministry promotes age-friendly initiatives, working with communities to develop inclusive and welcoming approaches to a wide variety of challenges faced by seniors and those in need.

In focus

Transforming Alberta’s affordable housing system so it is financially sustainable, accessible and equitable now and into the future.
Updating how we define elder abuse so it can be better understood, recognized and prevented at the community level.

Minister’s Seniors Service Awards

Recognize Albertans and organizations that make a difference in the lives of seniors and their communities.

Reducing social isolation for seniors

Social isolation and exclusion can be a significant issue for many seniors. This toolkit helps service providers, community groups, and health professionals address its challenges.

Caring for caregivers

Learn strategies and find helpful tips for supporting loved ones through health and living challenges.

Latest news

  • Jan 25, 2022

    Cross-sector collaboration and local expertise are helping to address the need for more affordable housing for Indigenous seniors.

  • Jan 19, 2022

    The governments of Alberta and Canada are celebrating the construction of a new $17.3-million affordable housing development that will provide needed homes for seniors, individuals and families in Fort Saskatchewan.

  • Dec 31, 2021

    Alberta’s government took several key steps to improve access to and expand affordable housing to address the growing need in 2021.

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