Calgary Homeless Foundation - 2020 Trail Blazer Breakfast - May 7 2020

Trail Blazer Breakfast is CHF’s annual marquee fundraiser event. We invite you to join us on the morning of May 7, 2020, where you will connect with other thought-leaders, innovators, philanthropists, influencers and entrepreneurs in Calgary – people who aren’t afraid to blaze new trails and leverage joint resources and expertise in order to collectively address the complex social issues of poverty and homelessness in our city.

Early bird tickets are available until January 31, 2020. Click HERE to purchase.

Regular ticket pricing will begin on February 1, 2020.


Trail Blazer Breakfast 2020 Keynote Speaker: Lieutenant-General (ret) The Honourable Roméo A. Dallaire

As a military commander, humanitarian, senator or author, Roméo Dallaire has elevated our national consciousness. Whether shining a light on the atrocities of the Rwandan genocide, the struggle that he and many other military veterans face with post-traumatic stress disorder, or the recruitment and use of child soldiers, he has felt compelled to set aside his natural reserve to bring national and international attention to situations too often ignored.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience a true force of transformative action as he shares impactful leadership lessons and thoughts on the need for trailblazing in Canada – specifically in the areas of mental health and homelessness.

Tim Hearn

2020 Trail Blazer Legacy Award Recipient: Tim J. Hearn

CHF is pleased to announce Tim J. Hearn as the 2020 Legacy Award Recipient for his dedication to the vision of ending homelessness and his unwavering efforts to use his strengths, influence, and passion to make it a reality. Mr. Hearn is a well-known corporate leader in Calgary. Having served as the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Imperial Oil Limited, he is the current Chairman of the consulting/investment management and philanthropic organization, Hearn & Associates. Mr. Hearn is an inspiring trail blazer and continues to work as a community leader in Calgary, on many fronts. We are honoured to recognize him for his commitment to ending homelessness in our city.



2020 Trail Blazer Breakfast Event Emcee: Dave Kelly

Dave Kelly is the owner and Chief Creative Officer at Kelly Brothers Productions and a seasoned host. Dave’s ability to spark lively conversation with warmth and humour will be sure to make the 2020 Trail Blazer Breakfast the most memorable to-date.

2020 Trail Blazer Breakfast: Sponsorships, Tickets & Tables

For information about sponsorships, tickets, and tables, visit:

Thank you to the current 2020 Trail Blazer Sponsors:

  • Presenting Sponsor: NOVA Chemicals
  • Speaker Sponsor: Jim Stanford
  • Literary Champion: ATB Financial

The following sponsor levels are still available:

  • Host Sponsor
  • Trail Blazer Sponsor
  • Humanitarian Sponsor

For questions related to the Trail Blazer Breakfast, please contact Teresa Hiser, Development Manager at 403-718-8534 or