Entries by Megan Donnelly

Through Shaw Charity Classic, Your Donation to Calgary Homeless Foundation to Support Youth in Calgary, Will be Matched by More Than 50% Until August 15, 2021.

TEXT KIDS047 TO 30333 TO DONATE $10 THAT WILL HAVE A $30 IMPACT, OR AN ONLINE DONATION THROUGH BIRDIES FOR KIDS TO BE MATCHED BY UP TO 50%      Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) is pleased to be named one of the 200+ youth supporting organizations in Alberta that will be a recipient of matched funds through Shaw Charity Classic’s Chip in for […]

751 Lives Lost, Families Forever Changed and a Nation Grieving

It is with profound sorrow that we must again bear witness to the ongoing tragedy affecting our indigenous peoples. The latest news from Saskatchewan shared by Cowessess First Nation upon confirmation of 751 unmarked graves near Marieval Residential School continues to challenge us, as Canadians, to confront the dark side of our past.  We have a long way to […]

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NOW AVAILABLE: Data That Makes a Difference webinar video, featuring presenter: Dan O’Flaherty

In our new webinar series, presenters describe and discuss how their data sets address homelessness to foster discussion on future research.  On June 3, 2021 Calgary Homeless Foundation, in partnership with the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary, launched the first of our Data That Makes a Difference webinar series.    The subject of this first webinar focused on how short cross-sectional […]

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Kootenay Lodge, a New Bridge Housing Program in Calgary

Approximately 40 Calgarians will be moved out of homelessness and into long-term housing by March 31, 2021, thanks to a new bridge housing program in a Martindale apartment building. The program will see individuals receive temporary housing at Kootenay Lodge with on-site support services so they can quickly and successfully move from the emergency shelter system […]

CHF Leadership Transition UPDATE

06/17/2020 On the week of June 15, the Selection Committee of CHF’s Board of Directors announced the Appointment of CHF’s new President and CEO. Click here to see more 05/06/2020 On the week of April 27, the Selection Committee of CHF’s Board of Directors met with Leadership International Executive Search. The search firm has identified […]

U Of C Commerce Undergraduate Society Participate in 5 Days For The Homeless

YAT members with CHF System Planners, Shane Rempel and Michael Grant, and CUS leaders, Jenna Elmquist, Mikayla MacLeod and Eric Zhang In April, members of the Calgary Homeless Foundation’s (CHF) Youth Advisory Table (YAT), (an advisory committee of Calgary youth experiencing or transitioning out of homelessness), received a donation from students of the University of […]

Trail Blazer Breakfast Raises Over $150,000 for Calgary’s Homeless-Serving System of Care

Above (from left to right): Sandra Huculak, Managing Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, ATB FINANCIAL, Presenting Sponsor, Alan Norris, Chairman and CEO, Brookfield Residential Properties; Trail Blazer Legacy Award Recipient, The Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin; Keynote Speaker, Diana Krecsy, President & CEO, Calgary Homeless Foundation This year’s Trail Blazer Breakfast on March 21, was a tremendous success, raising over $150,000 […]

Nihinasagha Brings Tsuu T’ina Men Home

Tsuu T’ina Chief Lee Crowchild, Elders and community members gather to bless and formally open the newly expanded men’s shelter, Nihinasagha Thanks to a Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) capital grant of $77,320 in October 2018, the Tsuu T’ina Men’s Shelter, Nihinasagha (“Our Home”), was able to renovate and expand their kitchen and living area, improving […]

Mobile Polling Station Comes to the Calgary Drop-In Centre

185 Cast Their Vote at Calgary Drop-In Centre’s Polling Station, Supported by CHF’s Client Action Committee Members Calgarians experiencing homelessness face many barriers in their lives, and many of those barriers prevent them from voting. These barriers were addressed during last month’s provincial election thanks to an on-site polling station hosted by the Calgary Drop-In […]