L’Arche Association of Edmonton

Inclusive Housing

At Home In a Neighbourhood Where I Belong

Persons with intellectual disabilities in Canada are disproportionately experiencing homelessness, living in poverty, or in substandard housing. Inclusion Canada estimates that of the approximately 750,000 persons with intellectual disabilities in Canada, between 100,000 – 120,000 are experiencing housing and support gaps.

From a Housing First perspective, this lack of housing security underpins other gaps in peoples’ lives including access to support, services and social connection.

Knowing this, the work of the Lab focused on inclusive housing solutions that support and nurture belonging for everyone – including people with intellectual disabilities.