Aurora on the Park and Providence House — Building better futures

Posted June 11th, 2015

It was a day of hope  and possibility and new paths and new directions. It was a day to celebrate and open new doors to bright new futures. The kick-off for Aurora on the Park and Providence House, two new affordable housing projects that will become home for 49 formerly homeless Calgarians went without a hitch. The / Read More

One year. One Inspiring CEO.

Posted May 26th, 2015

Today marks one year at the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) for CEO Diana Krecsy. Diana joined the Calgary Homeless Foundation as President and CEO in May 2014. Prior to working at CHF, she was the CEO of the Calgary Drug Treatment Court Society (CDTCS) from 2011-2013 and was instrumental in making sustainable changes that benefited / Read More

Aurora on the Park: A Personal Account

            Written by Darcy Mammel *Photo credit: Cat Schick It’s a beautiful 19 degrees in Calgary and I’m on site at Calgary’s largest yarn-bombing initiative that will celebrate two new apartment buildings being built through the RESOLVE Campaign and Calgary’s Plan to End Homelessness. I’ve stopped here on my way to / Read More

Help local artists create Calgary’s largest yarn-bombing

Posted May 8th, 2015

On June 9th, 2015 the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF), in collaboration with This is My City Art Society (TMC), will unveil Calgary’s largest yarn bombing as a kickoff to celebrate the beginning of its newest affordable housing build, and we need your help! CHF has purchased a home that has been slated for demolition; in / Read More

Stepping Stone Manor Art Exhibit kicks-off This is My City Festival

Possibilities in the Wind: An Artful Partnership opened on Saturday with minimal fanfare but, don’t let the low-key nature of its opening fool you. The Exhibit, which showcases the kick-off event for Stepping Stone Manor, shows the power of our collective impact when we work together to engage community, government and corporate Calgary in ending homelessness. The exhibit, which / Read More

Possibilities in the Wind: An Artful Partnership

Posted April 7th, 2015

In April of 2014, the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF), invited This is My City Art Society (TMC), to help create a launch event for the kick-off to the building of Stepping Stone Manor in the Beltline. The event brought community together and included giant photos of members of the community being affixed to the house prior to its / Read More

RESOLVE Campaign — interview with Executive Director, Sheryl Barlage

Posted April 1st, 2015

Getting nine social service agencies to collaborate on a capital campaign is no easy task. Yet, that’s exactly what the RESOLVE Campaign has achieved. Thanks in part to visionary Calgarians such as RESOLVE Chair, Alan Norris, who along with a Steering Committee of philanthropic Calgarians is leading the Campaign and lending their brilliance to make it / Read More

The Great Big Summit — Recap video reel

Posted April 1st, 2015

At the Great Big Summit, speakers stood at the podium and shared their thoughts and experiences of working frontline and at the head of agencies engaged in ending homelessness in our city. People shared their triumphs, their mis-steps and their next opportunities.  This short video reel is a recap of the excitement, the energy and / Read More

New Research Paper provides critical view into homelessness

Posted March 17th, 2015

Congratulations to Ron Kneebone, Meaghan Bell, Nicole Jackson and Ali Jadidzadeh on the release of the research paper, Who are the Homeless? Numbers, trends, characteristics of those without homes in Calgary. University of Calgary, The School of Public Policy SPP research Papers. Volume 8. Issue 11. March 2015 The data contained in the report informed / Read More