The Medicine Hat Community Housing Society implements a continuous engagement process with stakeholders to develop the MHCHS Business Plan. That is to say, the development of the Business Plan is a continuous evolution of ideas and direction based on data and trends, outcomes and achieved results, available funding and leveraging of those funds, economic conditions of community, housing needs analysis, and capacity within community to develop appropriate and affordable housing options.

The engagement process occurs through both core functions of the organization, not in isolation of each other. For example, the Community Council on Homelessness (CCH), which serves as the Community Advisory Board (CAB) is made up of 22 stakeholders that represent a broad cross section of the community. The members are actively engaged in finding solutions to systemic barriers that impact the delivery of the Plan to End Homelessness and ensuring that individuals in the community are adequately and appropriately housed. Snapshots on the current state of housing and homelessness are made available to the larger community and provide an up-to-date account of program delivery, results achieved, and social housing waitlist information.

The MHCHS Board, staff, and key community stakeholders, have been instrumental in contributing to the development of all MHCHS programming. Broader community engagement and consultation in both large and intimate settings are held with key stakeholders in community including:

  • Metis Urban Housing
  • The Community Council on Homelessness
  • The Salvation Army
  • Alberta Employment & Immigration
  • Southeast AB Child and Family Services Authority
  • United Way of South Eastern Alberta
  • Alberta Health Services - Mental Health and Addictions
  • Alberta Health Services – Public Health
  • Housing First service providers
  • Front line workers
  • Landlords and property management companies
  • Landlord Roundtable
  • MLAs
  • MPs
  • Medicine Hat Police Service
  • Medicine Hat Community Housing Society (CBO)
  • Service Canada
  • Alberta Human Services
  • Saamis Immigration Services Association
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • The Medicine Hat Realtor’s Charitable Foundation
  • McMan Youth, Family & Community Services Association
  • Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter Society
  • PDD South Region
  • Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Medicine Hat & District Foodbank
  • Miywasin Society of Aboriginal Services
  • AISH
  • Mayor and Council (City of Medicine Hat)
  • Tenants within MHCHS properties
  • City of Medicine Hat
  • Community Foundation of Southeast AB
  • The Home Builders Association
  • Chamber of Commerce

All of the stakeholders and community partners are routinely consulted to provide input regarding the community priorities and areas for future direction and development.

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Central Office
#104, 516 - 3rd Street SE Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0H3
Homeless & Housing Development Department 403.528.5183