Expanding Our Support into Okotoks

Expanding Our Support into Okotoks

We are so pleased to announce that the Town Council of Okotoks approved a motion to transfer 2.3 acres in the D’Arcy neighbourhood to Westwinds Communities and the Brenda Stafford Society (Brenda Strafford Centre) to advance affordable housing choices in Okotoks. The Brenda Strafford Society proposes to build 42 transitional housing units with common amenity spaces and staff accommodations for women and families fleeing domestic violence.

In keeping with our Strategic Plan and associated strategic pillars, the Brenda Strafford Centre has been engaged in exploring opportunities to expand services to under-served populations and communities. We have been very fortunate to develop a relationship with the Town of Okotoks, and are very excited to move forward with our plans. The Town of Okotoks and surrounding rural areas continue to face significant challenges related to gaps in service locally for women and children impacted by domestic violence. In 2019 the Town purchased a parcel of land for development of affordable and supportive housing in concert with non-profit partners. Stay tuned as more information and plans begin!
“The Brenda Strafford Society is thrilled about the possibilities our partnership with the Town of Okotoks represents and the positive impact our collaboration will create in the lives of women and children impacted by family violence. We applaud the Town of Okotoks for their commitment to fostering creation of a safe, inclusive, and responsive community,” said Executive Director Linda McLean
For more information on this exciting news, and to see the official Press Release from the Town of Okotoks, please visit: Okotoks Press Release