#HomelessVotes

Posted August 12th, 2015

Wanderer, there is no way. The path is made by walking. Antonia Machado On October 19, Canada will hold a federal election.  In the homeless sector, voting in an election is not a common practice.  This year, members of the CHF Client Advisory Council, want to change that. They are planning a ‘mock election’ in / Read More

Cleaning our air, one orchard at a time

Posted August 11th, 2015

On Sunday, August 9th, two Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) properties received 55 orchard trees. With the help of REAP and Enactus Calgary volunteers, nine local businesses, tenants and agencies, like CUPS and the Alex, Acadia Place and Abbeydale Place were successfully beautified and transformed into sustainable orchards, with the possibilities of fresh fruit in the / Read More

The Community Orchard Project

Posted July 27th, 2015

Taking care of Mother Nature is everyone’s responsibility; a task that can seem daunting in the midst of our busy lives. Respect for the Earth and All People (REAP) is an organization that is showing Calgarians just how simple taking care of our planet can be. A non-profit association for locally owned business that care / Read More

Cameron Bailey: New Chair of the Calgary Homeless Foundation

Posted July 17th, 2015

Cameron Bailey is the Calgary Homeless Foundation’s (CHF’s) new Chair of the Board and has served on the Calgary Homeless Foundation’s board since 2010. Cam and his wife Gelaine spent 15 years living overseas and have volunteered numerous times in rural communities in Africa. Some of their most memorable trips to Africa include time spent / Read More

Documentary: Do you see me?

Posted June 18th, 2015

Documentary on human rights and discrimination on the streets of Calgary. Video can be viewed below.

Homeless Charter of Rights: Unveiled

Posted June 18th, 2015

By Rachel Campbell In 2013, the Calgary Homeless Foundation received funding through the Human Rights Education and Multiculturalism Fund to explore issues related to human rights within the homeless community. To investigate the  dynamic and multi-faceted issue of both homelessness and human rights, CHF initiated a 2-year participatory action research project to identify areas of / Read More

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