Artspace Housing Cooperative

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SAIL is self-governed (55% of the volunteer Board of Directors must be SAIL users) and self-directed (user-members are expected to provide staff with clear instruction on how they would like to live in their home). 


"Care with us, not for us"

Supports for Artspace Independent Living Inc. (SAIL) is a unique home care program designed to assist people with physical disabilities.  This program is supported and funded by Alberta Health Services. 


SAIL is able to provide 24 hr support to members of Artspace Housing Cooperative. The members are essentially pooling their home care resources and receiving care that would not otherwise be possible in their own home.  All SAIL user-members must be approved and authorized care hours by Case Managers at Alberta Health Services. 


Health Care Aides assist user-members with their daily activities of home living:

  • Personal care

  • Meal preparation

  • Laundry

  • Light housekeeping

This is a simple breakdown of the services health care aides provide to user-members.


SAIL's Program Director administrates, schedules and supervises all services and employees providing the services.