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We are grateful for the Calgary Herald Christmas Fund Campaign

CHF is proud to be one of the 14 agencies benefiting from the 2015 Calgary Herald Christmas Fund.  The funds raised through the Calgary Herald’s Christmas Fund Campaign will be used to support Coordinated Access and Assessment (CAA). What is CAA?  Homeless individuals are not a homogenous population, and various interventions are necessary to successfully […]


CHF Annual Giving Campaign

Everyone deserves a place to call home which is safe, affordable, secure and appropriate. Please help make this a reality for everyone! CHF Annual Giving Campaign Since 2008, when Calgary’s Plan to End Homelessness was launched, the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) and its partner agencies in the homeless-serving sector have worked together to bring Calgarians home. […]

Let it be enough

“We often look at the society we live in [in Canada] as being a peaceful and tranquil place where we can go about our lives. It’s not always evident, except on Remembrance Day, as to how it came about. Taking part in battles, fighting for our freedoms, being involved in peacekeeping missions and working through […]

NGX’s Ending Homelessness: One Trade at a Time

On October 15, 2015 NGX (a subsidiary of TMX Group) hosted their 2nd Annual Charity Trading Day, which raised $250,000 for three amazing Calgary charities: The Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Special Olympics and you guessed it – the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF). NGX’s charity day initiative started last year in memory of long-time NGX employee […]

Calgarians give so it hurts a little less for someone else

  Homecoming Party draws attention to the epicentre of homelessness No matter the times, Calgarians give so it hurts a little less for someone else. Calgary. Alberta – November 3, 2015 — Corporate Calgary has long been known for its commitment to giving back to community. “Giving and supporting one another is the Calgary way,” […]

Homeless Awareness Day, 2015

The beats were spinning, the sun was shining, the crowd was cheering. And people were making a stand for what is right. Homeless Awareness Day is dedicated to promoting greater knowledge and understanding of issues relating homelessness and the steps being taken to end it in Calgary. This year it featured two speakers who have […]

Housewarming Party with a Twist – Giving the Gift of Home

Justine and Lee Dowd recently moved back to Calgary to be closer to friends and family. In celebration, the couple hosted a Housewarming Party with a philanthropic twist. In lieu of gifts, the Dowd’s asked their guests to consider giving a donation to the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF). The evening of the housewarming, Saturday, September […]

Mock election: You DO matter

On Monday, September 21st, we saw an incredible thing. We watched 500 people line up to vote. And it wasn’t even a real election. It was a fake. A mock election. And those who lined up? They live on the streets. They have no home. So we organized a mock election to help them get […]

Great Minds

Great minds think alike… But if we all thought alike there would be no change. On Tuesday, September 22, over 65 board chairs and CEO’s in the participated in a CEO/Chair Connectivity Breakfast hosted by the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) and The Mustard Seed. Rene Collins of the Metis Calgary Family Services graciously opened the […]

Mock Election on September 21, 2015

On October 19, Canada will hold a federal election. In the homeless sector, voting in an election is not a common practice. This year, members of the CHF Client Advisory Committee, want to change that. They are planning a ‘mock election’ to take place on Monday, September 21st complete with ballot boxes, screening officers and candidates […]