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Original News Release




June 18, 2007

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Ministry of Forests and Range and Minister responsible for Housing

Fraser Health





Development Facts

Tabor Court, at 31954 Sunrise Crescent in Abbotsford, completes a campus of care that includes independent living apartments as well as a residential-care facility. The assisted living building will provide a total of 104 units of assisted living for seniors. Of these, 82 units will be fully funded under Independent Living BC (ILBC), with an additional six units funded by the Province through rent supplements. All of the units in the four-storey wood frame building are wheelchair accessible. Tabor Court opened to residents in November 2006.


Tenants of the ILBC-funded units pay 70 per cent of their after-tax income and receive hospitality and personal care services, such as meals, housekeeping and laundry, recreational programs, assistance with medications, mobility and other care needs, and a 24-hour response system.


Partners and Funding

Capital cost of this project is approximately $18 million with funding from:


·        The federal government, through Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, with a $2,050,000 capital grant.

·        The provincial government, in the form of an approximately $10.6-million one-time grant, annual rent supplements for six units of $34,200 and additional financing for the remainder of the units.

·        Fraser Health with $1.3 million in annual funding for the personal care services to tenants.

·        The Tabor Home Society, which provided land valued at $1.26 million, $400,000 in cash and $200,000 in fundraising and donations.


Tabor Home Society


The Tabor Home Society is a non-profit Christian health care organization that formed in 1959. The society also manages a 121-bed intermediate care facility and a 38-unit seniors’ independent living project with supports.


Members from nine Mennonite Brethren Churches in the Abbotsford area sponsor the society.

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Laura Kohli

BC Housing

604 439-8583

604 805-4960 (cell)


Megan Shaw



604 737-4032


Savik Sidhu            

Fraser Health

604 587-4609

Eldon DeFehr

Tabor Home Society

604 859-8715






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