We are excited to announce that Veterans’ House Canada will be building a second home in Edmonton, Alberta.

The City Council Executive Committee of Edmonton approved a 1.46-acre parcel of land in Athlone, North-West Edmonton, on December 6th, 2023. We anticipate construction beginning in 2025 and opening our doors in 2026. Our new building will be similar to our Ottawa home and will feature 40 bachelor units, a social room, a fitness room, library, park with a covered barbecue area, community planting garden, meditation park, and a service dog area.

Our engagement team will be hosting in-person events and posting updates here. Please check back for updates. We hope to see you at one of our events.

Edmonton Community

Veterans’ House Canada is committed to building relationships with residents of Athlone and establishing clear lines of communication as the project moves through the construction process.

If you have questions about the development, please email us at edmonton.project@veteranshousecanada.ca.

In the coming weeks, you may notice activity at the development site. Veterans’ House Canada and its contractors are conducting surveys and other design and construction-related work, as we begin the
development process.

We anticipate the official groundbreaking ceremony in the near future with the presence of government officials, private donors, and supporters.

EllisDon Community Builders (EDCB) is our partner in building the Edmonton home. Please check this page for more information and updates.

Media contact email: communications@veteranshousecanada.ca

Community Updates

Alberta Campaign

Sponsorships and Dedications

There will be 40 suites in the home, as well as indoor/outdoor common and community areas. We will be offering dedication and naming opportunities for each of these spaces.

Our Sponsorships and Dedications Package will be available in the summer of 2024. With your generous support, Veterans House will continue to be at the forefront of supporting Veterans experiencing homelessness.

Dedications, Naming Opportunities and Sponsorships

Exclusive Naming Opportunity for building

  • Individual Studio (40 units)
  • Community Kitchen
  • Community Social Room

Mental Health Support And Therapy Room

  • Library
  • Fitness Room
  • Administrative spaces

For more information:

Karen I. Miller
+1 (416) 587-1367

Helping Homeless Veterans

Our Veterans served and were prepared to put their lives on the line for our country, it is unacceptable that any Veteran should find themselves homeless. We invite you to be a part of our Alberta Campaign by joining our National Committee or becoming a Sponsor.

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Edmonton Project Update

Our projected cost will be approximately $15M. We have already received a grant of $1M from the Government of Alberta and secured a private funding commitment of at least $1M from Canso Investment Counsel Ltd. We will also be applying for more government funding at the federal and municipal levels.

To fill the gap, we are launching the Alberta Campaign, to raise an additional $5 million in private donations to reach our fundraising target for our new home in Edmonton.

You can be part of this impactful project today. Corporate partnerships are important as we support our Veterans across the Alberta region. Veterans’ House Canada has a wide range of sponsorships suited to all types of companies and organizations. Please check this page for more information and to see your impact in action.

  • Location: Edmonton
  • Completion Date: Fall 2026
  • Units: 40


Historical Data

Historically data about the incidence of homelessness amongst Veterans has not been available: the situation has changed in the last 5 years.

The Government of Canada recognizes that there are between 3,000 to 5,000 homeless Veterans across Canada. 2018 Point in Time (PiT) counts across Canada show that although Veterans make up only 1.7% of the Canadian population, they represent approximately 4.4% of the homeless.

In 2018, Alberta did not break out homeless Veterans PiT data by city, but rather a province-wide aggregate of 6.5% applied to Edmonton’s estimated homeless population of 3000 people, which equates to 150 homeless Veterans in Edmonton.

The problem can be solved given the political support, resources, local backing, and focused supportive housing providers.

Veterans’ House Edmonton will provide 40 permanent, affordable, and supportive housing units for homeless Veterans. Our comprehensive programs, which include Addiction Services, Mental Health Support, and more, aim to address the root causes of homelessness.

Veterans transitioning to civilian life often face significant challenges, as identified in Ray’s 2011 study. About 25% of Canada’s Veteran population encounters difficulties transitioning from military to civilian life, which can lead to homelessness, mental illness, and substance abuse.

While Veterans Affairs Canada diligently works to support Veterans, the scale of homelessness among Veterans necessitates collaboration between all levels of government and organizations like Veterans’ House Canada. We ask you to consider donating to Veterans House Canada.

The total project cost will be approximately $15 million. Our fundraising goal for the construction of Veterans’ House Edmonton is $5 million in private donations. Join our monthly donors or make a secure online donation today.

Ready to take action to help the homeless here in the Edmonton area? You’ll find our volunteer application here. Want to do more? View our full resource page.

There are several ways to give to Veterans’ House Edmonton. Visit our Ways to Donate page.

Housing applications for Veterans’ House Edmonton will open in the Fall of 2025. Stay updated by checking our website for announcements.

Veterans’ House Edmonton will provide permanent housing to all Veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces who are either experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless. Stay tuned for updates on the opening date.