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The 12th annual Steps to End Homelessness, presented by Tamarack Valley Energy takes place on Sunday, April 30, at the McHugh Bluff Staircase.

Are you ready to climb for a cause? The annual Steps to End Homelessness event is back and we can’t wait to see you there! This much-loved fundraising event brings together participants of all ages and fitness levels to climb as many sets of stairs as possible, in support of Calgary’s most vulnerable families facing a housing crisis.

We know the impact that the housing crisis has on families, and the struggles they face on a daily basis. That’s why the proceeds raised from this event will go directly to support those families experiencing the brunt of the housing crisis. With your help, we can make a real difference in their lives.

Last year, we had the pleasure of hosting over 200 Calgarians, and this year we are hoping to double that number! Following the event, challengers and spectators are invited to enjoy a BBQ sponsored by Spolumbo’s, a family carnival, and an award ceremony for competing individuals and teams!

So, lace up your shoes and join us for a day of fun, fitness, and fundraising. Let’s climb together and make a positive impact in our community.

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501 steps (3x up & down) In recognition of the number of families served by Inn from the Cold (on average each year)

1002 steps (6x up & down) In recognition of the number of children served by Inn from the Cold (on average each year)

1670 steps (10x up & down) In recognition of the number of family members served by Inn from the Cold (on average each year)

Note: One round is counted as 167 steps up and back down using the ramp.


$250 – Provides a week of healthy morning snacks for 10 children before they head off to school.

$500 – Provides 100 children a healthy bagged lunch for school.

$1000 – Provides a child with essentials and access to our child and youth program.

* Inn from the Cold’s goal is to raise $100,000 to help break the cycle of family homelessness.


Steps to End Homelessness was founded in 2009 by community advocate Suzanne West — born out of her desire to change the world and her commitment to advocate for the less fortunate. Suzanne’s passion and determination to end child and family homelessness was contagious and tireless.

Steps to End Homelessness has been one of Inn from the Cold’s largest fundraising events. Now hosted by Inn from the Cold, the event is held in Suzanne’s memory, with donations matched by Power of One Foundation — Suzanne’s charitable foundation now operated by her family.