Longest Night of the Year 2015

Posted December 15th, 2015

This winter, on Monday, December 21st in James Short Park, Calgary will hold a city-wide memorial service for those who have passed away while experiencing homelessness in our city. Coordinated by the Client Action Committee (CAC) at the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF), this memorial, called the Longest Night of the Year, will give a space / Read More

Thank you greengate Garden Centres!

“Help the Homeless this Holiday” Campaign This holiday season, greengate Garden Centres is once again offering Calgarians an opportunity to get involved in ending homelessness with their “Help the Homeless this Holiday” Campaign. From December 5 – 14th, everyone is invited to help the Calgary Homeless Foundation and its partner agencies end homelessness by dropping / Read More

We are grateful for the Calgary Herald Christmas Fund Campaign

Posted December 2nd, 2015

CHF is proud to be one of the 14 agencies benefiting from the 2015 Calgary Herald Christmas Fund.  The funds raised through the Calgary Herald’s Christmas Fund Campaign will be used to support Coordinated Access and Assessment (CAA). What is CAA?  Homeless individuals are not a homogenous population, and various interventions are necessary to successfully / Read More

CHF Annual Giving Campaign

Everyone deserves a place to call home which is safe, affordable, secure and appropriate. Please help make this a reality for everyone! CHF Annual Giving Campaign Since 2008, when Calgary’s Plan to End Homelessness was launched, the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) and its partner agencies in the homeless-serving sector have worked together to bring Calgarians home. / Read More

Let it be enough

Posted November 10th, 2015

“We often look at the society we live in [in Canada] as being a peaceful and tranquil place where we can go about our lives. It’s not always evident, except on Remembrance Day, as to how it came about. Taking part in battles, fighting for our freedoms, being involved in peacekeeping missions and working through / Read More

NGX’s Ending Homelessness: One Trade at a Time

Posted November 10th, 2015

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 / Read More

Calgarians give so it hurts a little less for someone else

Posted November 3rd, 2015

  Homecoming Party draws attention to the epicentre of homelessness No matter the times, Calgarians give so it hurts a little less for someone else. Calgary. Alberta – November 3, 2015 — Corporate Calgary has long been known for its commitment to giving back to community. “Giving and supporting one another is the Calgary way,” / Read More

Homeless Awareness Day, 2015

Posted October 26th, 2015

The beats were spinning, the sun was shining, the crowd was cheering. And people were making a stand for what is right. Homeless Awareness Day is dedicated to promoting greater knowledge and understanding of issues relating homelessness and the steps being taken to end it in Calgary. This year it featured two speakers who have / Read More

Housewarming Party with a Twist – Giving the Gift of Home

Posted October 14th, 2015

Justine and Lee Dowd recently moved back to Calgary to be closer to friends and family. In celebration, the couple hosted a Housewarming Party with a philanthropic twist. In lieu of gifts, the Dowd’s asked their guests to consider giving a donation to the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF).  The evening of the housewarming, Saturday, September / Read More

Mock election: You DO matter

Posted October 5th, 2015 / homelessvotesyycmock election

On Monday, September 21st, we saw an incredible thing. We watched 500 people line up to vote. And it wasn’t even a real election. It was a fake. A mock election. And those who lined up? They live on the streets. They have no home. So we organized a mock election to help them get / Read More