Family Homelessness INNformation Series: Focus on Housing Housing families experiencing homelessness – Interview with Raymond Bwititi Raymond Bwititi, is the Senior Manager of Housing at Inn from the Cold. He has been working at the Inn for four years and his contributions to our housing programs have helped it grow and become a key pillar of our work. As Senior […]

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Over the past few weeks we have had the opportunity to sit down with two key players in Calgary’s affordable housing sector; Norfolk Housing Association and Horizon Housing Society. These two organizations work with all levels of government, agencies within the homeless-serving sector, and individuals or families experiencing homelessness or poverty. Thank you Maya Kambeitz, Executive Director, Norfolk Housing Association […]

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In April, when Calgary’s Point-in-Time Count of Homeless was conducted, we were optimistic our numbers were on the decline in concert with the decline in adult single homelessness. This abruptly changed in May when the shelter began to experience increasingly high numbers of families seeking support. “We started the year off with an average of 30 families in the shelter in […]

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Family Homelessness INNformation Series: Housing Watch the latest interview here: This month’s Family Homelessness INNformation Series is focused on housing. Specifically, the importance of adequate and affordable housing critical to creating a community where no child or family is homeless. Throughout the month we will be exploring Calgary’s current affordable housing situation landscape, what we as an agency and as […]

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Housing It’s back! We are back with monthly episodes of the Family Homelessness INNformation Series. This month we are exploring the topic of housing. Specifically, why is housing a critical entity to end child and family homelessness in our community? Housing has recently become a huge component in the care we provide to families. Although our Emergency Family Shelter and […]

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My name is Tapisa Kilabuk. I am the Indigenous Strategy Advisor & Community Liaison at Inn from the Cold. I work with Indigenous families as an advocate and support person throughout their stay at our Emergency Family Shelter, as well in our permanent supportive housing programs Journey House 1 and 2. I am an Inuk woman, my mom is from […]

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Happy Aboriginal Awareness Week and Indigenous History Month. Last week our Indigenous Programs team and the Calgary Foundation facilitated the KAIROS Blanket exercise with Inn from the Cold staff members. The exercise was incredibly moving for all who partook, enlightening many to the severity of adversity many Indigenous people have experienced. Watch our video below to see a highlight of […]

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The 6th Annual Claire’s Campaign raises $1,072,708.25! On June 6th, 2018 we officially wrapped up Claire’s Campaign. Thanks to incredible community support we were able to surpass our goal of $900,000 to raise a total of $1,072,708.25. “Last night we saw a record number of families for the Inn,” says Abe Brown, Executive Director. “It’s not a record we wanted […]

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THE BIG REFRESH The Eiffel Tower had one. The Great Wall of China. The Parthenon. And so many more. A refresh that is, because buildings do not exist forever without a little tender, loving care. For Inn from the Cold, this spring and summer, we’ll be giving our centuries-old Family Emergency Shelter a little TLC thanks to our generous donors […]

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Marriott International’s 3rd Annual Lobster BBQ Back again by popular demand, The Delta Calgary South by Marriott Presents Marriott International’s 3rd Annual Lobster BBQ! Calgary’s favorite way to kick off the summer and support a worthwhile cause. Guests will be treated to a delicious lobster and steak dinner. Entertainment will include an exciting competition between five of Calgary’s top chefs […]

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Centron joins Claire’s Campaign as a matching donor! Raising the Campaign goal to $900,000 and extending the end date to June 6th In a community where a record number of families spent last night at Inn from the Cold’s Emergency Family Shelter, the Centron Group of Companies has committed $50,000 to Inn from the Cold’s mission to end child and […]

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There are at least 200 reasons to contribute to ending child and family homelessness. That’s how many families are estimated to be experiencing homelessness in our city every year. Make your donation count. Every $1 donated to Claire’s Campaign in the month of May counts as $2 through a matching campaign of up to $400K by Gary Nissen, Karen Zutter […]

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