Hope Mission receives $8M from Alberta, Ottawa to rebuild Herb Jamieson Centre
The new Herb Jamieson Centre will have an increased capacity of 400 people. Feb. 14, 2020. (CTV News Edmonton)
EDMONTON -- Hope Mission will receive $8 million from the governments of Alberta and Canada to rebuild its Herb Jamieson Centre in downtown Edmonton.
The new homeless shelter will have space for 400 people and operate 24/7.
"For decades the Hope Mission has been a reprieve for the homeless, the poor, and the marginalized," said Premier Jason Kenney at the announcement Friday.
“The new Herb Jamieson Centre will be a vital resource for everyone who comes through our doors in search of shelter," Hope Mission Executive Director Bruce Reith said.
The shelter will cost $16 million, the province said.
Aside from this $8-million announcement, Hope Mission says it has received $6.9 million in contributions for the project.