Child and family homelessness impacts every Calgarian In the discourse on homelessness, child and family homelessness is largely under-discussed and under-researched. Yet, along with youth and Indigenous peoples, children and families continue to be a growing segment of the numbers reported across Canada as at risk of or experiencing homelessness. Child and family homelessness is distinctly different than adult single […]

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We want to express a special thank you to Diamond Energy who sponsored this year’s DreamINN Big! Gala Silent Auction, which raised $26,770! Diamond Energy Services is an oilfield services company out of Swift Current, Saskatchewan whose community spirit extends across provincial boundaries to include Calgary. We are incredibly grateful that this out of province organization saw our cause and chose […]

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We arrrr’ excited to have MNP on our DreamINN Big! Gala crew again this year. They have generously sponsored the Shiver Me Cookies station this year! Where young pirates will be able to decorate their own treats, and is always a hit! This is MNP’s second year as a sponsor for our Gala, and we could not be more grateful […]

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We are excited to have Element Technical Services back on the DreamINN Big! Gala Crew this year. This is Element Technical’s third year as a sponsor of our DreamINN Big! Gala. This year they have come aboard to be the Ship’s Galley Dinner Sponsor. Brendan Nelson, Element Technical’s CFO says, “Element Technical Services proudly continues it’s partnership with Inn from […]

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We are thrilled to welcome Great North Wellhead & Frac aboard the DreamINN Big! Gala ship as this year’s Johnny Jigs Dj Sponsor. This is Great North’s first year as a sponsor for the DreamINN Big! Gala, and their first donation to Inn from the Cold. We are incredibly grateful for their sponsorship and we are excited to partner with […]

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The ENMAX community in Calgary is made up of about 1800 people. On Saturday, September 9, that community included 30 families from Inn from the Cold when ENMAX invited children and parents to join them at their annual Fall Fair. It was a gesture of community building and inclusivity. One that put smiles on faces, burgers and hot dogs in […]

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Circles of Hope: Stories of compassion, resilience and innovation Circles are a universal symbol of unity, inclusion, equality and collaboration. A circle is a shape that is found throughout the natural world and it is a symbol of perfection. A circular approach is needed not only to end family homelessness, but also to create communities that are healthy, inclusive, creative […]

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Our friends at Crescent Point Energy have been involved with Inn from the Cold for 11 years. They have been the presenting sponsor for our DreamINN Big! Gala for the last four years, their staff has given countless volunteer hours, and donated many items and gifts-in-kind. We are excited to be partnering with them again for our Gala. Neil Smith […]

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We are a CREB Charitable Foundation Investing in HOPE grant finalist: help us erase family homelessness in YYC! On a national level, rates of family homelessness are increasing and at Inn from the Cold we continue to see more families through our doors. We have a bold vision of erasing family homelessness in Calgary and have been offering shelter, sanctuary […]

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It is with great pleasure that I introduce two new directors to the Inn from the Cold leadership team: Louise Gallagher, Director, Communications and Stakeholder Relations, and Joelle Mar, Director, Resource Development. The addition of Louise and Joelle to our team strengthens the Inn and will help us achieve our vision of ending family homelessness in Calgary as we care […]

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We are a CREB® Charitable Foundation Investing in HOPE grant finalist On a national level, rates of family homelessness are increasing and at Inn from the Cold we continue to see more families through our doors. In 2016, we provided more than 33,000 emergency shelter bed stays to an average of 90 individuals each night, of which 56% were children. […]

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Our vision at Inn from the Cold is a community where no child or family is homeless and we need the support of Calgarians. We are a participating charity in the Shaw Charity Classic Birdies for Kids program. This means that up to $20,000 in donations made to us will be matched at 50%, amounts collected over $20,000 up to […]

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