Please welcome our new Executive Director, Abe Brown

Abe Brown, MBA, M.R.Ed/C,  Executive Director

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. After undergoing an intensive and thorough recruitment and interview process the board and leadership team are thrilled to introduce Abe to you, our valued supporters.

Most recently, Abe was the Director of Program Services and Staff Development at the Calgary Drop-In Centre (DI) and was with them for more than five years. In this role, Abe oversaw and ensured excellence in the delivery of programs to the DI’s clients. He implemented structured training, development and coaching programs for staff and also had a lead role in the development and execution of the DI’s Strategic Plan. Abe also served as the Chair of the Calgary Recovery Services Task Force, a multi-agency collaboration of over 25 organizations and government, established to provide better health outcomes for the chronically homeless in Calgary.  He is passionate about supporting the most vulnerable in our city with research-based and innovative best practices which lead to empowerment and sustainability.

In addition to Abe’s impressive sector experience, he has a Masters of Business Administration degree majoring in Finance from the University of Calgary (2016), a Masters of Religious Education and Counselling degree (2011) and a Bachelor of Theology and Counselling degree (1999). He was the pastor at Westside Church in Calgary from 2001 to 2006 where he had strong interactions with families. Abe is committed to supporting vulnerable individuals and families, has proven leadership skills and is excited to step into the Executive Director role.

Thank you for your continued support of homeless children and their families in Calgary.

Sincerely,

Inn from the Cold Board of Directors