the impact of our board

The Calgary Homeless Foundation’s Board of Directors is built on a deep commitment to community. Our Board is comprised of passionate and committed individuals who bring a broad perspective and wealth of knowledge to help maximize our impact and resources to bring about CHF’s vision:

“Together, we will end homelessness in Calgary”.

Board of Directors (2016)

 

Cameron Bailey

 

Wayne Barkauskas

 

Jeff Boyd

 

Sharon Carry

 

Luana Comin-Sartor

 

 

George Coppus

 

Trevor Daroux

 

Stephanie Felesky

 

Diana Krecsy

 

Brian Pincott

 

Bernadette Majdell

 

Anne Maxwell

 

David McIlveen

 

Lucy Miller

 

David Ross

 

Les E. Stelmach

 

Darcy Verhun

 

Robin Wortman

 

Retired, McKinsey & Company (Chair)

 

Lawyer, Mediator and Arbitrator, Wise Scheible Barkauskas

 

Regional President, Alberta & Territories, RBC Royal Bank

 

President & CEO, Bow Valley College

 

G.M. Planning & Finance, Functions & Major Projects,

 Suncor Energy Services Inc.

 

Principal, Dynawise Inc.

 

Deputy Chief, Calgary Police Service (Vice-Chair)

 

Community Volunteer

 

President & CEO, Calgary Homeless Foundation

 

Councillor, Ward 11

 

Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Hestia Group (Vice-Chair)

 

Director, Imagine Energy Inc.

 

Director, Community Development, Boardwalk REIT

 

President & CEO, United Way of Calgary & Area

 

President, SAIT Polytechnic

 

Vice President, Bissett Investment Management

 

COO, FYidoctors

 

President, Barber Lucia Productions

IMPACT STORY

Chelsea* grew up in a world where dropping out of school and substance abuse was the norm. Her lifestyle adapted to her environment leading to depression and she began using drugs as a coping mechanism. She dropped out of school, personal relationships were lost and her physical health deteriorated. Eventually, Chelsea left the reserve where she was born only to become homeless in Calgary. She began couch surfing in an effort to find food and a safe place to live. Eventually, through a friend, she heard of McMan’s Hope Homes for Aboriginal Youth Program, a program funded by the Calgary Homeless Foundation. Realizing she could not continue on the path of self-destruction, she made the decision to enter into a drug rehabilitation center. Once her treatment was completed she was able to find a place to call home and with the support of her case manager and the use of the Medicine Wheel, she set up her own personal goals. A key goal was to graduate from high school in a year, a goal she is close to achieving. She is on track. Chelsea has been very successful in the Hope Homes for Aboriginal Youth Program. She still struggles with anxiety from the abuse she encountered in her past, but using what she’s learned, and with support, she is able to maintain healthy relationships with herself and family members. Her dream is to graduate from the Program, enter into post-secondary education, and strike a stronger, more powerful path in life than the one she was born into.

*not her real name

 

 

“Sometimes all you can do is be there as a support for youth until they’re ready”
-Wood’s Homes

HIVE

together we are stronger

These 11 outstanding Homebuilders, along with the Government
of Alberta, are making
it possible for an additional 240 units of permanent housing with supports to be built through the RESOLVE Campaign.

 

thank you!

THANK YOU!

 

We would like to thank:

 

Front-line and agency staff

 

Donors, volunteers and supporters

 

Community partners, agencies, organizations and stakeholders

 

CHF Client Action Committee

 

Indigenous Partners

 

Government of Canada

 

Government of Alberta

 

City of Calgary

 

Calgary Homeless Foundation staff and Board of Directors

 

thank you!