During a visit to Michener Centre today, Premier Jim Prentice addressed any uncertainty families and guardians may have regarding ongoing residency in the Centre.
“All Michener residents will be permitted to live out their remaining years in the place that has long been their home among people whose embrace they have enjoyed for many years.”
Jim Prentice, Premier“We have seen the dedication and caring that our frontline staff have for all Michener residents. We respect, and are grateful for, the work of staff and the disabilities community to provide these residents with housing options and to move closer to their families in modern community living only when they are ready to do so.”
Heather Klimchuk, Minister of Human ServicesTo date, 46 former Michener residents have transitioned to community living. There has been a no new admissions practice to Michener Centre since 2001. Alberta Infrastructure is working closely with the community on future site planning and this consultation and planning process will continue.