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 […]

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 […]

A look back at Calgary Homeless Foundation’s 2021 Trail Blazer Breakfast

On Wednesday, May 12, 2021, Calgary Homeless Foundation celebrated its third annual – but first virtual – Trail Blazer Breakfast, in support of our work to guide the fight against homelessness in the city.   Thank you so much to our sponsors, our speakers, and to all who attended and supported us in this incredible event. You helped raise over $130,000 towards guiding the fight to end homelessness in Calgary!  Now, more than ever, home is […]

Opinion: Innovation isn’t about who does what. It’s about what we can get done together

Submitted by: Patricia Jones, President and CEO, Calgary Homeless Foundation and Karen Young, President and CEO, United Way of Calgary and Area. Over a year into the pandemic, more people are seeking help from the social sector than ever before. According to Distress Centre Calgary, suicide-related crisis contacts were up 41 per cent in 2020 compared […]

Patricia Jones, President and CEO of Calgary Homeless Foundation, joins provincial government working group to revitalize Calgary’s downtown core

Calgary Homeless Foundation is proud to announce that Patricia Jones, President and CEO of Calgary Homeless Foundation, will bring her insights and expertise to a government-led working group tasked with revitalizing downtown Calgary.  Patricia is one of twelve members appointed to The Calgary Office Revitalization and Expansion (CORE) Working Group, co-chaired by Minister of Jobs, Economy and Innovation Doug Schweitzer and Calgary-Currie MLA Nicholas […]

Homeless-serving Sector Launches Innovative Partnership

Rapid Care Counselling quickly connects people to mental health support   COVID-19 has been hard on all of us, but imagine what it’s like when you don’t have a home and are experiencing mental health challenges, all at the same time. People living without a home or in emergency shelters have been disproportionately affected by […]

2021 Trail Blazer Breakfast

Trail Blazer Breakfast 2021: Tickets available now! Keynote Speaker: Lieutenant-General (ret) The Honourable Roméo A. Dallaire Trail Blazer Breakfast is Calgary Homeless Foundation’s annual marquee fundraiser event. Join us VIRTUALLY on Wednesday, May 12th, 2021, as we connect business and community leaders, philanthropists, thought leaders and members of the homeless system of care – individuals who […]

“When you go out of your way to help someone else, it lifts everyone up”

Musical duo donates t-shirt sales             Misgana and Ans own a local clothing company, and have direct a portion of their sales to Calgary Homeless Foundation. At Calgary Homeless Foundation, we’re inspired by you – our community donors – and we’re always eager to know why you connect to our work and how you learned about us. That’s […]

COVID-19 Pandemic: One Year Later

Throughout the past year, we have experienced collective challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic unlike anything many of us have witnessed in our lifetime. But together, we have also experienced resiliency, humility, a newfound gratitude for connection, and a heightened awareness of the importance of a home for health and well-being. As we reflect on […]