Inn from the Cold’s 115 year old Emergency Family Shelter in Calgary’s Beltline just received a colourful face-lift courtesy of Victoria Park Business Improvement Area’s (BIA) Façade Improvement Program (FIP) pilot project. The purpose of the FIP is to provide businesses and property owners with financial incentives to improve the exterior appearances of their buildings or shops. A section of […]

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“I took my son to my country in Somalia, and it’s really tough there because there’s a war going on and everything,” Faduma explains about her journey into homelessness. “When we came back last year, I was living with my boyfriend and things didn’t work out.” Faduma has lived in Calgary on and off for the last ten years, and […]

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Claire’s Campaign is Inn from the Cold’s annual matching campaign that runs throughout the month of May. Gary Nissen, long-time supporter of Inn from the Cold has committed to match donations up to $250,000 and Karen Zutter, Gary’s sister will match up to $100,000. We are asking you to support us in reaching our total campaign goal of $700,000. Funds […]

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Janice started volunteering at Inn from the Cold in September 2016 as a meal host. Three months later, she brought her children with her to drop some Christmas gifts off for the guests at the Inn. Her children had never been to the Inn before, so she started to give them a tour of the dining area and kitchen. “There […]

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It’s National Volunteer Week! In 2016, our volunteers contributed 12,417 hours of their time – we truly couldn’t achieve our mission and vision without their amazing dedication. Here are a few FAQs about volunteering at the Inn: Why should I volunteer? Without volunteers we would not be able to provide all the services we do for our guests. Not only […]

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We are very lucky to live in a country with such strong volunteer culture. Statistics Canada shows that in 2013, 12.7 million people (44% of Canadians aged 15 and over) volunteered their time and contributed almost 1.95 billion hours.  This is an incredible amount of time dedicated to different causes. There are thousands of non-profit organizations that not only are open to […]

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Whether you help to serve dinner on a weeknight or do an activity with our young guests on Sunday afternoons, you as an Inn from the Cold volunteer play an integral part in the work we do. Have you ever wondered – what else can I do to advocate for those experiencing homelessness? In honour of National Volunteer Week, we wanted […]

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Understanding Mothers experiencing homelessness Dr. Katrina Milaney worked with Inn from the Cold, the Calgary Homeless Foundation and the YWCA to research and further understand the unique experience of homeless mothers in our city. Please click below to read this important research paper which gives an in-depth overview of the pathways into homelessness, the barriers to achieving stability, their experiences […]

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In 2015, a committee of representatives from 26 homeless serving agencies, government, and other community stakeholders came together to consider ways of collaboratively responding to the complex healthcare and housing needs of homeless individuals in Calgary. The shared goal of this committee is the improvement of health outcomes and housing supports for the city’s most vulnerable homeless individuals. Download the […]

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Please welcome our new Executive Director, Abe Brown As we enter into our 20th year of serving homeless children and their families in Calgary, we want to extend our sincere gratitude for all of your support over the years. Inn from the Cold’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce Abe Brown as the organization’s Executive Director, effective January 9th. […]

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Designation let’s donors know their dollars make the maximum impact Inn from the Cold, the Calgary Food Bank, Children’s Cottage Society and Fresh Start Recovery Centre were recently chosen by Charity Intelligence (CI) to be a part of their 2016 Canadian Charity Impact Fund (CCIF). The CCIF provides donors with confidence that their generosity will make a significant difference in […]

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