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

Great Minds

Posted September 25th, 2015

Great minds think alike… But if we all thought alike there would be no change. On Tuesday, September 22, over 65 board chairs and CEO’s in the participated in a CEO/Chair Connectivity Breakfast hosted by the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) and The Mustard Seed. Rene Collins of the Metis Calgary Family Services graciously opened the / Read More

Mock Election on September 21, 2015

Posted September 16th, 2015

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 Committee, want to change that. They are planning a ‘mock election’ to take place on Monday, September 21st complete with ballot boxes, screening officers and candidates / Read More

Hannah’s Letter: A true act of kindness

Posted September 10th, 2015 / givinghomelessnesskindnessthankful

On August 25th, the Calgary Homeless Foundation received a gift from a little girl far beyond her years. She sent us letter, painstakingly crafted in the way of children, with a donation and a touching explanation as to why she chose us. Having travelled here from Florida to visit our city and the Calgary Stampede / Read More

The Power of Home: Letter from a tenant

Recently, a hand written, anonymous letter arrived in the CHF mailbox. Addressed to the Calgary Homeless Foundation c/o Diana Krescy, the writer shares their experiences of having experienced homelessness for many years of their life and what it means to now have a home and a CHF owned apartment building with supports from a partner / Read More


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