September 2023 BVRH Monthly Bulletin

Monthly Bulletin
September 2023
Designated Supportive Living (DSL) Operations
The new program delivers public DSL care to the region and helps keep
seniors close to their loved ones and supports in the community longer.
Our DSL Hair Salon continues to create some buzz; long-time
hairstylist and barber Fidal is great; book an appointment with him
today! The first floor, which will be operated as a secure dementia
wing, has yet to open pending hiring of HCAs to staff it.
Bow River Lodge – NSL 93%
Bow River Lodge – DSL 45%
Cascade House 79%
Bow River Homes 100%
Mount Edith House 100%
Community Housing 100%
Rent Supplement 100%
This is Home (Phase 3+)
We will submit a final business case proposal to Alberta Seniors,
Community, and Social Supports for our Phase 3+ Projects this fall.
These projects, if approved, would refresh much of our Community and
Seniors’ Independent Housing stock while adding different types and
affordability levels of housing to the region in Canmore and perhaps
elsewhere. We hope that the GOA will appreciate and be able to
approve the opportunity here and that we will be able to collaborate
with them, the Town of Canmore, and ideally other Housing Agencies
to address some of the housing crisis in the Bow Valley.
• In an emergency, please dial 911.
• For 24/7 nurse advice and general health information for
Albertans information on diseases, treatments, staying well, and
healthcare services dial 811.
• For 24/7 community program & service information, including
affordability programming in the Bow Valley dial 211.
Bow Valley Regional Housing (BVRH) is a Housing Management
Body (HMB) serving the Government of Alberta and the Bow
Valley Region. HMB operational funding sources vary. Tenants pay
accommodation fees. Those fees are subject to affordability limits,
which prevent them from fully covering the costs of operations.
Provincial grants and municipal ratepayer requisitions subsidize
seniors lodge deficits, while the province also subsidizes deficits in
independent seniors and community housing.
As the HMB for the Bow Valley region, BVRH is responsible for
social housing, as well as affordable supportive living
accommodation for seniors throughout Kananaskis Country, the
Bow Corridor, the MD of Bighorn, and all of Banff National Park,
an area covering about 13,500 square kilometers.
All told, we currently house, or help to house approximately 500
residents of the Bow Valley in eight permanent housing projects
encompassing 33 separate buildings.