Betty Aslin

The Aboriginal Housing Committee –

British Columbia (AHC-BC) would like to

acknowledge and respect Betty Aslin

who passed away on July 26, 2010. AHC-BC provides

advice on operations and strategies to CMHC,

INAC and BC First Nations to improve First Nations

on-reserve housing. AHC-BC has tackled many signifi

cant housing issues and Betty was an important

member of AHC-BC who brought a professional

community housing perspective.

Betty is one of a small group who was truly an

expert at her career. She tackled the diffi cult issues

of on-reserve housing with stubborn determination

and admirable intelligence. Betty was a strong and

committed woman who gave her personal time

and resources to support the work of AHC-BC.

She brought a straight forward and enthusiastic

approach to her work with AHC-BC. On-reserve

housing has lost an important advocate and all of us

who are trying to improve on-reserve housing will

miss her.

On behalf of AHC-BC and all those involved in

on-reserve housing in British Columbia we thank

Betty Aslin and offer our deepest condolences to

Betty’s family and friends. Based on our experience

at AHC-BC we can only imagine the richness and

strength that she must have brought to all others

and we are sure that she will be missed in her other

circles as well.

Garry Merkel

Chair, AHC-BC

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