Advocacy Initiatives

Silvera is a trusted leader and a strong advocate for affordable (discounted) and well-priced market housing on behalf of seniors in Calgary. 

We partner with all orders of government to deliver on our commitment of ensuring that independent older adults have access to safe and affordable housing options, and to the services and supports to meet their lifestyle needs as they evolve.

By providing policy input with all orders of government and tirelessly advocating for capital funding and innovative approaches to deliver more needed affordable housing for independent older adults, we are both a champion of seniors living in Calgary and we are committed to being accountable to our community and government partners.

Overview of our advocacy priorities

24/7 Home Care

Access to around the clock onsite home care in supportive living communities.

Outbreak Funding

Update the funding model for outbreaks based on COVID-19 experience/evidence

More affordable Housing

Increase funding to support the needed growth in affordable housing units

Workforce Stability

Commitment to support living wages for senior’s support workers


There is power in a collective voice, and Silvera is committed to collaborating with community members and others in the seniors and housing sectors about issues that matter to seniors. Arlene Adamson, CEO of Silvera for Seniors, is also president of the Alberta Seniors & Community Housing Association (ASCHA), a member driven, industry association that advocates on behalf of seniors and community housing providers, and those they serve. Click the button below to learn more about the ASCHA advocacy priorities.

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