Inn from the Cold’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce Heather Morley as the organization’s Executive Director, effective April 15th. After undergoing an intensive and thorough recruitment and interview process the board and leadership team are thrilled to introduce Heather to our community of supporters. Most recently, Heather has been serving as Vice President of Programs and Services at […]

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By: Sarah Robinson My name is Sarah, and recently I had had the opportunity to work as a full time volunteer with Inn from the Cold. In January, I moved from Vancouver Island to Calgary for the Katimavik National Experience. If you are not familiar with Katimavik, it is a youth leadership program, striving to develop young leaders into the […]

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The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and everyone has a little extra pep in their step – spring is finally here! This cheery season is the perfect time to give back to those in your community who need it most. Below are five ways you can help homeless children and families in Calgary this spring. Volunteer Volunteering your […]

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Tax season is here, and your charitable donations may be eligible for a tax credit!  Below are some important things to know before submitting your 2018 tax return. Your donations needed to be made in 2018 In order to receive a charitable donation receipt for this tax season, your donations needed to be made on or before December 31, 2018. […]

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Summary by: Courtenay Boulton Inn from the Cold supports the creation of numerous positive social outcomes for families, including increased safety, wellbeing and hope. These outcomes are created by a combination of temporary emergency shelter and housing programming that helps families stabilize themselves in crisis, regain and retain housing, and prevent future episodes of homelessness. While anecdotal evidence and basic […]

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Claire’s Campaign is back for the 7th year! Claire’s Campaign is Inn from the Cold’s annual matching campaign that runs throughout the month of May in honor of the special women in our lives – our mothers. Funds raised from Claire’s Campaign will fund our Family Support Program which supports critical programming and operational needs in our Emergency Family Shelter […]

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Recently, we sat down to chat with Candice Moch, Manager of the Early Childhood Development (ECD) program here at the Inn’s Emergency Family Shelter to talk about the role and many benefits of ECD in a family emergency shelter. Here’s what she had to say: What exactly is Early Childhood Development? Candice Moch (CM): Typically, Early Childhood Development focuses on […]

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On February 3rd, 2019, fifty philanthropist athletes will take part in the NATEFIT Calgary Exposed 5K, a shirtless run in support of Inn from the Cold!  Organized by NATEFIT Integrated Fitness & Nutrition, the run will kick off at 12 pm at the BMO Centre as part of the Calgary Health Show. Last year, Nathaniel Ernst, kinesiologist and founder of […]

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A note from the Interim Executive Director for 2019 By: Louise Gallagher, Interim Executive Director A new year, a new look to the future. One question we are asking at Inn from the Cold to all of our staff, supporters and to the entire community is, ‘What will you do to make a difference in 2019?’. This year our organization-wide […]

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Thank you, Calgary! Thank you to everyone who came out to our Annual Winter Open House on December 8 th!  Over 250 Calgarians took the time out of their day to come to visit our Emergency Family Shelter on 11th Ave SE. Guests were taken on guided interactive tours of the shelter, partake in music and snacks, and learn more about just […]

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A note of gratitude from the Interim Executive Director By: Louise Gallagher The Holiday Season in a family emergency shelter is a time of comfort and joy. Volunteers, donors, and staff do their best to decorate floors and ensure gifts appear under the tree for every guest, young or old. The Holiday Season in a family emergency shelter is a […]

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By: Sally Russell My name is Sally Russell, and I’ve been working as a full-time volunteer with Inn from the Cold since October.  Before that, I spent my summer volunteering in halfway across the country in Quebec City.  I am a Katimavik volunteer, and I am so lucky to have been able to spend my last three months away from […]

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