CHF Statement on charges against former Board Member

We were saddened and shocked to learn of the charges laid by Calgary Police Service against a CHF board member, Robin Wortman. We are deeply concerned for the well- being of the youth, who we believe have demonstrated courage in coming forward.

As the system planner for Calgary’s Homeless-Serving System of Care, CHF has limited direct contact with clients. Our Board of directors is a Governance Board. As such, our volunteer board members serve in an advisory capacity on policy, financial oversight, fund development and government relations.

The priority of the Board and staff at CHF is the protection of vulnerable populations. Therefore, upon learning of the allegations, the Chairman of the Board  immediately called an emergency meeting of the Board. At that meeting, the decision was made to  immediately remove Mr. Wortman from the Board subject to final court disposition.

The Calgary Homeless Foundation trusts and has confidence in the leadership and due diligence of the Calgary Police Service and the Court to follow this investigation to its rightful conclusion.