Vimy Heritage Housing Society continues work on seniors’ housing project

Design and planning work continue for Vimy Heritage Housing Society’s seniors’ housing facility in Whistle Bend.

The Government of Yukon has approved an extension on the hold of lot 511 in Whistle Bend until May 1, 2021 to support the Vimy Heritage Housing Society’s ongoing work to create a not-for-profit, supportive independent living rental housing facility for Yukon seniors.

Holding the lot will continue to provide the security that potential lenders and funders require and will allow the society time to finalize its work to secure construction capital for the housing project.

The planned facility is intended to address the housing gap between the total independence of the family home and the complete dependence of living in long-term care.

The Government of Yukon is pleased to continue its collaboration with the Vimy Heritage Housing Society to create an independent living rental housing facility for Yukon seniors. Comfortable, sustainable housing for seniors is an important part of our overall strategy to provide quality housing for Yukoners of all ages and economic backgrounds.

Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources Ranj Pillai

The dream is still alive. Critical new funding from the Government of Yukon and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation is allowing the Vimy Heritage Housing Society to keep moving into the exciting next phase towards completing a not-for-profit, state-of-the-art turn-key seniors supportive housing project for Yukon.  

Vimy Heritage Housing Society President Ranjit Sarin

Quick facts 
  • Vimy Heritage Housing Society has just received a grant of seed money from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation that will allow the society to continue important design and planning work on the seniors’ housing project.

  • Vimy Heritage Housing Society was formed in 2013 as a non-profit society comprised as a partnership between the Royal Canadian Legion, Whitehorse Elks Lodge, Golden Age Society, Yukon order of Pioneers, Yukon Council on Aging and Elder Active Recreation Association.

  • The vision of the society is to create a sustainable supportive independent living rental housing facility for Yukon seniors.

Contact 

Matthew Cameron
Cabinet Communications
867-393-7136
matthew.cameron@gov.yk.ca

Rod Jacob
Communications, Energy, Mines and Resources
867-667-3005
rod.jacob@gov.yk.ca

Ranjit Sarin
President, Vimy Heritage Housing Society
Questions to the Vimy Heritage Housing Society about its work and goals can be forwarded through the society’s Facebook page.
 

News release #: 
20-174