On October 15, 2015 NGX (a subsidiary of TMX Group) hosted their 2nd Annual Charity Trading Day, which raised $250,000 for three amazing Calgary charities: The Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Special Olympics and you guessed it – the
Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF).
NGX’s charity day initiative started last year in memory of long-time NGX employee Gary Gault. All of us at the Calgary Homeless foundation are honoured to continue Mr. Gault’s legacy’s by using the funds raised to support the Working with Homeless Populations (WHP) Scholarship program and other greatest needs as they arise.
The Working with Homeless Populations (WHP) certificate program is a collaboration between CHF and the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary that supports learning and skill development for staff and volunteers working in the homeless-serving system of care. The certificate covers a broad range of topics from working with compassion to addictions and its co-concurrent disorders.
This certificate program prepares professionals with the knowledge to work effectively, competently and ethically with clients who experience homelessness, knowledge that is also brought back to their respective agencies. It educates them on how to navigate a complex system composed of government, mental health, medical, social service and community based agencies.
From all of us at CHF – Thank you NGX! We also want to acknowledge all of NGX’s customers for participating in the Charity Day.