Thursday, July 4, 2019

Cedar Village Housing Society issues call for Board Members

The Medicine Hat toppings installed in March mark the site for the
next housing development in Prince Rupert as the Metlakatla Development
Corporation nears completion of the Elders/Seniors Village on Seventh Avenue East
Progress on the Metlakatla Elders/Seniors Village coming along at quick pace now,  the new housing facility currently in the midst of a siding project, as well as many other touches towards a mid October occupancy.

And as the construction crews continue with their work, Cedar Village Housing Society the body which has been formed by the Metlakatla Development Corporation to oversee the operations is moving forward with their own plans, issuing a call for Board Members this week.

The plan is for a Five member Board to be in place by the end of this month to allow for orientation prior to the arrival of the residents in October. The initial slate of Directors will serve a 3-5 year term on a rotating, with the plan in the future to fix the Board of Directors term to three years.

Towards the Board positions the make up will look as follows:

2 Directors from the Metlakatla First Nation membership
1 Director with experience in non profit housing management
1 director with financial management or accounting experience
1 director with business management experience

The key tasks for the Five Board members will be focused on observing the Society's Bylaws to manage the successful ongoing operation of the housing development, attendance at regular Board meetings, shape the creation of sub committees that the Board may wish to establish and report annually to Society members.

Directors will serve on a voluntary basis, while all expenses related to the performance of the directorships will be covered.

The Application deadline for the process of evaluation is July 17th, with successful applicants to be notified by July 23rd.

August will see the orientation period for the new Directors, as well as the resident intake application reviews which will continue through to September 15th.

The tentative date for resident occupancy is October 15th.

You can review the full exploration of the Qualifications required to apply for the Board Directorships from the Metlakatla First Nation Facebook page

BC Housing has a snapshot of the project posted to their website which you can review here.

The Metlakatla Seniors Village has been one of the most anticipated projects in recent years and will serve to help reduce the housing crunch for many of the community's seniors and elders.

The location for the new facility is on the site of the old King Edward School at the corner of Green and Seventh Avenue East.

Some of the benchmarks of the project can be reviewed below:


7th Avenue East Road Rehabilitation project to start this week
City looks to move forward with Sewer and Road Work at Green and 7th Avenue East
Topping off a few weeks of good news on the housing front in Prince Rupert
Metlakatla Elders/Seniors Housing taking shape on east side
City seeks quotations for work to Replace Storm and Water infrastructure at 7th and Green


Council praises Metlakatla Development Corporations Elders/Seniors Housing initiative as a template for other developers
Metlakatla's Elders/Seniors project to be main focus for Council tonight
Metlakatla Elders/Seniors complex heads towards public overview
City to consider old King Edward School Site for Seniors Housing proposal at Monday's meeting


King Edward School Site the focus of upcoming forum on Seniors Housing and Health

For more items of note on Housing in the Northwest see our archive page here, a wider overview of items of interest from Metlakatla can be explored here.

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