FairWay Woods was specifically designed to house 32 seniors who had been homeless or at-risk of homelessness, along with the added burden of dealing with all of the issues related to aging. One meal per day (dinner) is provided in our dining room. In addition, Cool Aid provides 24-hour, seven-day-a-week staffing coverage. FairWay Woods is located in Langford, adjacent to bus service, parks, walkways and easy accessibility to stores and restaurants.
FairWay Woods in Langford was the subject of an in-depth Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) study in which the building was highlighted as an example of best practice for housing hard-to-house seniors in Canada. The unique approach that Cool Aid staff utilize when working with tenants and outside professionals that visit the building was identified in the study as a key ingredient of its success. The full CMHC study and the Research Highlight can both be found online. Another case study on FairWay Woods by the Housing Affordability Partnership (2008) can also be found online.
FairWay Woods is made possible with the support of:
- Province of BC and BC Housing
- Island Health
597 Goldstream Avenue