With more than 3,500 Canadian veterans experiencing homelessness across the country, there is an urgent need to provide housing solutions to the brave men and women who stood on guard for our country, and help them reintegrate into civilian life.
Building upon ATCO’s long and proud history of supporting the Canadian military, we partnered with the Homes For Heroes Foundation, the McCann Family Foundation and the Canadian Legacy Project to provide housing and a robust support system for veterans who are experiencing homelessness. We leveraged our expertise in modular housing to design, build, manufacture, deliver and place the 15 tiny homes on ATCO-supplied pile foundations. Each of these 275 sq. ft. full-amenity dwellings took 250 hours to build, and features ample natural light and an open, friendly feel. The homes are engineered for enhanced energy efficiency and environmental performance, and are designed to minimize operational costs for residents. The project also provides a home our military heroes can be proud to call their own – a small gesture when measured against their herculean sacrifice.
Located in Calgary, Alberta, ATCO Village was created specifically with veterans in mind. With a barrack-style composition, the community is designed to replicate the living arrangement that veterans would be familiar with from their time in the armed forces. With wrap-around support services, the community features 15 tiny homes, a resource centre, counsellor’s office, family suite, community gardens and memorials to Canadian soldiers who lost their lives in Afghanistan.
With ATCO Village in Calgary now complete, we are proud to work with the Homes For Heroes Foundation to build another village in Edmonton. This village will contain 18 tiny homes, two accessible homes, one office and an amenity building, and is scheduled to open in 2021.
To learn more about the project and to donate to the Homes for Heroes Foundation, please visit ATCO.com/h4h