We’re excited to share an inspiring article recently published in the Calgary Herald, co-authored by Kelly Holmes-Binns, CEO of Vecova, and Ryan Straschnitzki, an accessibility advocate and Vecova ambassador.
In this article, they delve into the urgent issue of accessible housing challenges in our vibrant city of Calgary.
“Like many organizations, Vecova is doing its part to address this shortage by redeveloping one of our sites that would triple the number of people with disabilities we currently serve at that location. However, securing funding is a challenge. While some funders prioritize funding for equity-deserving groups like people with disabilities, the criteria by which projects are selected for funding do not take into account the additional cost per unit that will be required to build at the accessibility level required for some of our most vulnerable citizens”
The article also delves into Ryan’s personal journey toward creating his own accessible home, shedding light on the pressing need for more accessible housing options.
Read the full article to gain valuable insights into these crucial topics and join us in advocating for greater accessibility and inclusion in our Calgary community.