Let it be enough

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 Read More

NGX’s Ending Homelessness: One Trade at a Time

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 Read More

Calgarians give so it hurts a little less for someone else

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 Read More

Homeless Awareness Day, 2015

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 Read More

Housewarming Party with a Twist – Giving the Gift of Home

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 Read More

Mock election: You DO matter

October 5th, 2015 -

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 Read More

Great Minds

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 Read More

Mock Election on September 21, 2015

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 Read More

Hannah’s Letter: A true act of kindness

September 10th, 2015 -

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 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 Read More

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