These are the types of collaborative initiatives that will support our growth, and our vulnerable populations. The Sturgeon Foundation, in partnership with the province and with local communities, is doing a great job moving forward with sustainable affordable housing plans: http://www.stalbertgazette.com/article/Foundation-breaks-ground-on-North-Ridge-Place-20161026
And as anyone who has brought up the subject of affordable or emergency housing in St Albert within earshot of me knows, I'm passionate about sustainable affordable housing options. The St Albert Food Bank & Community Village has done incredible work in this area, and the planning for new crisis/emergency funding through the city is extremely promising. New provincial initiatives that drive housing programs through the Sturgeon Foundation also bring hope to finding targeted options for affordable housing. Organizations like SAIF and The Food Bank need resources for our most vulnerable community members, to support them in their time of need, and to assist them in achieving independence. Right now, we duplicate services rather than expecting excellence and effective collaboration from the organizations that we fund to provide these housing services. Let's step up our game, and take recommendations by our administration seriously.