What is CABH?

The Community Advisory Board (CABH) formed in 2000 and has evolved to what is now known as the Community Advisory Board on Housing and Homelessness (CABH).  The role of the CABH is to act as an advisor to the City of Grande Prairie for grant funding received from the Government of Canada and the Province of Alberta and to give input into current and future priorities for affordable housing and ending homelessness.

The advisory board meets monthly and has seventeen members in total. Eleven community members representing a wide sector of the community, one City Councillor, and 4 resource members representing Federal, Provincial and Municipal governments.

Responsibilities of CABH

The Community Advisory Board, as outlined in the 2014-2019 Federal Community Plan states that: “CAB should be representative of the community.” The CAB ensures that the priorities identified in the Community Plan (federal) and Service Delivery Plan (provincial) are met through a fair and transparent funding process, and is generally responsible for:

  • Developing a Review Committee terms of reference for the solicitation, review and recommendation of projects to the City of Grande Prairie,
  • Assessing progress in addressing community priorities
  • Ensuring plans are being developed and updated
  • Provide a community perspective on housing and homelessness

Who is on the advisory board?

CABH will include representation from (but not limited to) the following:

  • Community at large
  • Youth
  • Health Services sector

  • Disabled (physical and developmental)
  • Seniors
  • Faith-based
  • Lived experience
  • Business
  • Indigenous community
  • Newcomers/Immigrants
  • Resource members – CSD City of Grade Prairie, City Councillor, Government of Canada, Provincial Ministry of Community Social Services
  • Addictions and mental health                   

“Our Homeless Initiative works to end homelessness by partnering with community agencies to provide housing supports and move people out of shelters and into homes.”                                       

CABH Highlights

The Community Advisory Board on Housing and Homelessness meets the third Thursday of every month. After each meeting the committee will be adding highlights from the meeting that will keep the community informed on topics of discussion.