T28 – Reconciliation and Urban Aboriginal Housing and Wellness
As the urban Aboriginal population grows, addressing their short and long-term housing needs is becoming more diverse and more urgent in cities like Vancouver. This session will discuss innovative options for housing development for urban Aboriginal people in urban environments. In 2015, the Metro Vancouver Aboriginal Executive Council (MVAEC) put out a call for 1500 new social housing units for urban Aboriginal people across Metro Vancouver. This panel will discuss the call, response, and partnerships involved in the sites with plans underway.