Donate to Calgary Homeless Foundation with SkipTheDepot!

DOWNLOAD THE SKIPTHEDEPOT APP AND DONATE YOUR BOTTLE REFUND TO CALGARY HOMELESS FOUNDATION (they even pick the bottles up for you!) Calgary Homeless Foundation is pleased to announce our partnership with SkipTheDepot, a door-to-door bottle collection service that makes refundable recycling and donating to our organization easy. How It Works SkipTheDepot picks up your empty […]

Gone but not forgotten: unveiling Calgary’s permanent homeless memorial

With tears, flowers, and a song for a friend who can no longer be found, Calgarians gathered on a cold morning on October 13, 2021 for a reflective ceremony marking the installation of the city’s first and only permanent homeless memorial. “We have monuments all over the city to the rich and powerful. I’m really […]

Collaborative pilot provides over 400 counselling sessions to people experiencing homelessness

In recognition of World Homeless Day and World Mental Health Day, Calgary Homeless Foundation is celebrating the success of a unique partnership in the city’s homeless-serving sector that pairs people experiencing homelessness with virtual or in-person mental health supports. Mental health challenges can pose a barrier to obtaining and keeping a home, and the experience […]

Donations to youth programs take off with Birdies for Kids

Youth experiencing homelessness in Calgary will receive an extra boost, thanks to our generous donors who supported us this summer through the program, Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by Altalink, and the initiative, Chip in for Kids. From February to August 2021, our donors raised a total of nearly $7000 through Birdies for Kids and […]

A reflection from Patricia Jones: Orange Shirt Day and National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

Today is of great significance, as it marks Orange Shirt Day and National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. Calgary Homeless Foundation carries out its work on the traditional land of the Blackfoot Confederacy – Siksika, Kainai, Piikani, and the Treaty 7 territory, which includes T’suu T’ina and Stoney Nakoda (which is comprised of  Chiniki, Bearspaw and Wesley […]

Training reconnects 2SLGBTQ+ youth with loved ones and a place to call home

2SLGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness or living in precarious housing are reconnecting with family and friends, thanks to training offered by the Centre for Sexuality and funded by Calgary Homeless Foundation. The Centre for Sexuality, a Calgary-based organization that seeks to normalize sexuality and sexual health, has begun delivering Natural Supports Training to a select number […]

“Aura has given me a reason to have hope”: how one Calgary program is helping 2SLGBTQ+ youth find their way home

  In honour of Calgary Pride Week, Calgary Homeless Foundation is shining a light on 2SLGBTQ+ youth and the agencies helping them find a home where they can feel safe and free to be themselves. As of August 26, 2021, 101 youth, aged 24 and under, are awaiting housing with supports in Calgary. Out of […]

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 […]