Staying Safe While Protesting: A Guide For The Entire Family

Photo via Pixabay by StockSnap Guest Contribution In today's political climate, more and more people have taken to protesting in order to be heard.  These events are often rallies where individuals with the same views come together and try to make change, and while many of them are peaceful, there are sometimes verbal or physical … Continue reading Staying Safe While Protesting: A Guide For The Entire Family

What Priorities Should We Look At?

The Child-Friendly Housing Coalition has been in the midst of some re-organizing. Previously, the CFHCA started out as a means by which to rally towards protection for children in housing in Alberta. This window of opportunity arose as a result of a January 2017 court ruling on age and the Charter.  The government had agreed … Continue reading What Priorities Should We Look At?

We Want to Hear From You!

The Alberta Human Rights Commission and the tribunals that accompany the human rights complaint procedure are responsible for assessing whether the human rights laws of the land (namely, the laws contained in the Alberta Human Rights Act) have been broken. If broken, the tribunals may assess awards to be paid out to those adversely affected … Continue reading We Want to Hear From You!

Planning for Parenthood With a Disability

Making the Right Changes to Get Your Home and Your Life Ready If you have a disability, you’re probably used to making adaptations to live independently, but when you’re about to become a parent, adaptations take on a whole new meaning. Babies depend on you entirely, and meeting their needs is a little different from … Continue reading Planning for Parenthood With a Disability

Changes to the Alberta Human Rights Act Now in Force

As of January 1, 2018, landlords can no longer discriminate on the basis of age in Alberta. Changes to the Alberta Human Rights Act are now in force. Rental buildings: The changes mean rental buildings can no longer be designated “Adult only” or have age restrictions unless they are designed seniors-only (age 55+). Condominiums: Condos … Continue reading Changes to the Alberta Human Rights Act Now in Force

Media Release: Alberta Human Rights Act Age Amendments Discussion Guide

The CFHCA will be submitting a formal response to the Government of Alberta that will include the following key points: 1)     The Act should include provisions that explicitly provide protection for children and their caregivers in condominium and rental housing. 2)     The Act should include exemptions for supportive living facilities such as for persons with developmental disabilities and seniors.