Volunteers Make Our Communities Shine

Posted June 7th, 2014

Written by Margaret De Laet   It’s Saturday morning, a beautiful day, the sun is shining, the sky is blue and we’re delighted to have a reason to spend the morning in the outdoors. Our vehicles are loaded with plants, seeds, gloves, lawn mowers, rakes, trowels, wheelbarrows, paint, etc. everything needed to spruce up Acadia / Read More

A good day for community building

Posted June 3rd, 2014

We planted flowers yesterday. We raked the lawn, tidied the hedges, swept the walk and laughed and joked and connected as a team and a community. We were at one of the buildings owned by the CHF to help out with spring cleaning. It was fun and fulfilling and, a nice break from ‘the office’. And when / Read More

Stepping Stone Manor is building up!

Posted May 26th, 2014

Video celebrating the kick-off event for CedarGlen Living’s Stepping Stone Manor The sun was shining and the Lilac Festival was in full swing as volunteers worked to remove the photos from the front facade of the house at 222 15 Ave SW to move them to the construction fencing. The move is necessary as the / Read More

Stepping Stone Manor kick-off a huge success!

Posted May 1st, 2014

Monday’s kick-off of Stepping Stone Manor, our new project in the Beltline Community was a wonderful success. Over 100 people attended the formal event and later, over 100 people dropped by to view the art, chat and hang wishes in the Wishing tree. Huge kudos to the CHF Housing and Communications teams as well as / Read More

CHF is building in the Beltline!

Posted April 8th, 2014

Come join CHF, the RESOLVE Campaign, Cedarglen Living and all our partners in a celebration of new beginnings in the Beltline. Before we demolish the old building on the site to make room for a 30 unit assisted living building that will commence construction this summer, This is My City Art Society will be covering / Read More

Bon Jovi’s gift lives on

Posted April 1st, 2014

When Jon Bon Jovi came to Calgary during his world tour, it was the first time his longtime lead guitarist, Richie Sambora, would not perform with him. To make up for the unexpected absence of Sambora, Bon Jovi donated $100,000 to the Calgary Homeless Foundation. In January of this year, Marlene Clay, an avid Bon / Read More

Many losses in homelessness. Being human is not one of them.

Posted March 17th, 2014

Meaghan Bell and Nicole Jackson, work every week with the CHF Client Advisory Committee to ensure the critical client voice that measures the ‘on the street’ impact of the work we do has a place to be heard and acknowledged. Recently, Meaghan and Nicole invited the members of the Committee to give a noon-hour presentation / Read More

Art Smith Awards — Well earned recognition

Posted March 11th, 2014

For individuals working on the front-line of homelessness, recognition can be hard to come by. The successes are often private, while failures can often be public. Now more than ever, it has become increasingly important to tell the stories of these individuals. Not because they need it, but because they deserve it. On March 6th, / Read More

Adding the value of the lived experience

Posted March 3rd, 2014

I graduated with my Masters in Public Policy not long ago. Among the most basic tenets of making good policy – making any good kind of decision, really – is asking the people who that policy will affect for their thoughts and contributions. There are lots of ways our sector talks about this – meaningful / Read More

Proud to be Canadian

Posted February 24th, 2014

Last week while Canadians checked online to see Olympic medal standings, I checked the numbers on a different website – the amount being raised on the Coldest Night of the Year walk. This is the first year Calgary joined this walk – an all-age 2K, 5K or 10K walk held across the country to raise / Read More