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    Minister Josephine Pon

    Josephine Pon was appointed 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 over 640,000 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

Maintains budgets at record levels for health and education, and focuses on getting Alberta back to work.
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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

  • May 25, 2020

    Accelerated funding for seniors housing projects will create about 190 jobs and ensure seniors with low income have access to well-maintained homes.

  • May 10, 2020

    A new online hub called CORE will coordinate community services for older Albertans and seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

  • Apr 25, 2020

    Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women Leela Sharon Aheer, Minister of Community and Social Services Rajan Sawhney, Minister of Children’s Services Rebecca Schulz, and Minister of Seniors and Housing Josephine Pon issued the following joint statement on continued support for those experiencing domestic and family violence during the COVID-19 pandemic:

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