An interview with Joelle Mar, Director of Resource Development at the Inn. Joelle Mar is the Director of Resource Development at Inn from the Cold, gathering donations from people just like you to help homeless families exit homelessness and into a place to call their own. The holidays can produce a lot of financial and emotional stress for many families, […]

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Circles of Hope 2018 | Every child needs a hero By: Sally Russell Hi, I am Sally the Katimavik volunteer at Inn from the Cold this semester. During my time at the Inn, I am working to support the Communications and Events team as well as providing support around shelter wherever I can. Being from Ontario, I had no idea […]

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  Our Holiday Open House is December 8th, a way for Calgarians to get an inside look of our Emergency Family Shelter and get a first-hand experience of homelessness through our interactive tour. Join us from 10 am – 2 pm this Saturday and gain a deeper understanding of homelessness in our city and the impact you can have for children and […]

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INNformation Report Series Immigrant families make up 20% of families served at Inn from the Cold. We have been focusing our research over the last few weeks on Immigrant Homelessness, specifically, what makes it unique from other homeless demographics and what the best strategies are to help end homelessness for immigrant and new Canadian families. According to Statistics Canada census data […]

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Want to support children and families find a home for the holidays? Here are our top 3 ways to help. For many families experiencing homelessness, the thought of being home for the holidays seems elusive at best. As we know, however, home is a permanent foundation of healing, safety, love, and security. Over the course of 2017, The Inn had […]

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This month we are looking into immigrant homelessness and why this population makes up 20% of the population served at the Inn. In our first episode Interim Executive Director, Louise Gallagher, and Manager of Special Projects Rebecca MacDonald, where they discuss the complexities of immigrant homelessness, why new Canadians may find themselves in crisis situations, and what can be done […]

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Family Homelessness INNformation Series: Focus on Immigrant Homelessness How newcomer homelessness differs from other types of homelessness in Canada Interview with Tania Cruz Tania Cruz, family case manager and newcomer specialist at the Inn, opens the file of yet another refugee claimant family to see photos taken by Canadian Border staff when the family first arrived. Worn and exhausted after […]

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Our second annual Circles of Hope is less than two weeks away and as we gear up for another inspiring event, there are a few important things we’d like to share with you. First, the theme of this year’s TED Talk-style conference is ‘Every child needs a hero’. As such, our speakers will dive deep into this topic and evaluate […]

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Circles of Hope 2018 – Every child needs a hero. Circles of Hope was first created in 2017 as a way to celebrate Inn from the Cold’s 20th anniversary in a way that gave back to the community. In its inaugural year, Circles of Hope focused on topics of resilience and compassion using Indigenous story-telling techniques and including several remarkable […]

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On Tuesday night, we hosted our Annual General Meeting to offer a glimpse into what has been taking place in our city and within our walls this year. It’s important to note that over the last 20 years, the Inn has grown from a grassroots organization to become a vital partner in Calgary’s homeless-serving system of care. However, despite our […]

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We are thrilled to welcome Great North Wellhead & Frac. into the DreamINN Big! Gala tent as this year’s Venue Sponsor and Face Painting Tattoo Sponsor. This is Great North’s second year as a sponsor for the DreamINN Big! Gala, and their sponsorship helped us expand the Gala to be our largest event yet. We are incredibly grateful for their sponsorship and we are […]

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We are so excited to have Element Technical Services back on the DreamINN Big! Gala crew this year. This is Element Technical’s fourth year as a sponsor of our DreamINN Big! Gala. This year they have jumped on the trapeze, swinging in to be this year’s Big Top Dinner Sponsor. As the company notes, “Element’s roots are deep in the communities in which it operates, and […]

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