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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Inn from the Cold Leadership Changes On behalf of the Board of Directors and leadership team, Effective September 20, 2018, Abe Brown, Executive Director of Inn from the Cold Society, is no longer with the Inn and will be pursuing other opportunities.  We at the Inn wish to assure our employees, the people that we serve and our stakeholders that […]

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We’re thrilled to welcome back our friends at Crescent Point Energy as the presenting sponsor for our DreamINN Big! Gala for the fifth year running. Crescent Point and their staff have been involved with Inn from the Cold since over 2007 and, not only have they truly made an impact on the lives of many children and families experiencing homelessness, […]

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INNformation Report Series The Role of Reconciliation in Ending Child and Family Homelessness Reconciliation is a trending topic across the nation and is something continually acknowledged in the work we do every day. The overrepresentation of Indigenous families in the populations we serve has us reaching out to community partners, experts, individuals with lived experience of homelessness, traditional knowledge keepers and Indigenous […]

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This month our INNformation Series is focused on Indigenous Homelessness. Specifically, what makes it unique from other homeless demographics and what the best strategies are to help end homelessness for Indigenous peoples, families and the community at large. Indigenous families make up 60% of families served at the Inn. However, Indigenous peoples only make up 3% of Calgary’s overall population […]

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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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