Stepping Stone Manor Art Exhibit kicks-off This is My City Festival

Possibilities in the Wind: An Artful Partnership opened on Saturday with minimal fanfare but, don’t let the low-key nature of its opening fool you. The Exhibit, which showcases the kick-off event for Stepping Stone Manor, shows the power of our collective impact when we work together to engage community, government and corporate Calgary in ending homelessness. The exhibit, which / Read More

Possibilities in the Wind: An Artful Partnership

Posted April 7th, 2015

In April of 2014, the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF), invited This is My City Art Society (TMC), to help create a launch event for the kick-off to the building of Stepping Stone Manor in the Beltline. The event brought community together and included giant photos of members of the community being affixed to the house prior to its / Read More

RESOLVE Campaign — interview with Executive Director, Sheryl Barlage

Posted April 1st, 2015

Getting nine social service agencies to collaborate on a capital campaign is no easy task. Yet, that’s exactly what the RESOLVE Campaign has achieved. Thanks in part to visionary Calgarians such as RESOLVE Chair, Alan Norris, who along with a Steering Committee of philanthropic Calgarians is leading the Campaign and lending their brilliance to make it / Read More

The Great Big Summit — Recap video reel

Posted April 1st, 2015

At the Great Big Summit, speakers stood at the podium and shared their thoughts and experiences of working frontline and at the head of agencies engaged in ending homelessness in our city. People shared their triumphs, their mis-steps and their next opportunities.  This short video reel is a recap of the excitement, the energy and / Read More

New Research Paper provides critical view into homelessness

Posted March 17th, 2015

Congratulations to Ron Kneebone, Meaghan Bell, Nicole Jackson and Ali Jadidzadeh on the release of the research paper, Who are the Homeless? Numbers, trends, characteristics of those without homes in Calgary. University of Calgary, The School of Public Policy SPP research Papers. Volume 8. Issue 11. March 2015 The data contained in the report informed / Read More

Arthur R. Smith Award Recipients Celebrated at luncheon in their honour.

Posted March 12th, 2015

Arthur R. Smith’s legacy was celebrated at the annual Arthur R. Smith Awards (Awards) luncheon held, Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at the MacDougall Centre, Sisika Room. The awards, which include a cash reward, were presented to a front-line employee, a front-line team and a volunteer who were nominated by peers and members of the public and adjudicated by / Read More

I Heart Home YYC — Updated Plan to End Homelessness

  In her remarks, the Honourable Teresa Woo-Paw, MLA for Calgary-Northern Hills and Associate Minister of Asia Pacific Relations, identified three words that are deadly to social change. Can’t. Never. Impossible. Ending homelessness deserves better than our negativity. It deserves our best. Those three words need to be changed, reframed, transformed to ensure we never lose sight / Read More