The beauty of ceremony is that it does not judge any of us.               ∞ Brad Fisher, Aboriginal Friendship Centre Calgary   Cultural awakening and healing often begins with reconnecting to ceremony. To ‘old ways’ that sustained Indigenous Peoples before ‘contact’, before cultural genocide, before Residential School, intergenerational trauma and multi-generational poverty, before the tearing away of cultural identity and […]

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Remember as a child when you stepped into a playhouse how your imagination took hold and suddenly that playhouse became a pirate ship, a magical cave, a secret place only you could imagine? Recently, Shelter Multi-Site Supervisor, Ross Beaton while giving volunteers a tour of the INN, happened upon some children playing in an open area on the third floor, […]

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The tragic events that took place on June 3rd  in London are heart-breaking and along with millions of people around the world, we grieve the loss of life. The death of Christine Archibald on London Bridge has sparked a heart-warming movement allowing Chrissy’s legacy to live on in the most meaningful way possible. We are incredibly humbled by the generous gifts […]

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We are blown away by the generosity of Gary Nissen, Karen Zutter and more than 660 Calgarians who contributed to Claire’s Campaign. We are so pleased to announce that the 5th Annual Claire’s Campaign, in support of Inn from the Cold’s Emergency Family Shelter and Journey House, our supportive housing program, was an enormous success, raising $1,018,752. Gary Nissen, long-time […]

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What happens when you bring together 160 men and women with a passion for playing golf and making a difference? Lots of fun. Some great stories about the hole-in-one that didn’t quite make it into the cup. And, a significant contribution to improving the lives of vulnerable children in our community. This year’s 10th annual Business Fore Calgary Kids Golf […]

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  Jasmine’s pathway into homelessness is one that is all too common: rife with ups and downs, successes and failures and suffering consequences because of addiction in the family. “I grew up way too young.” Without going into detail, she shares that, “At 16, I quit school, moved out of home and was on my own. I did what I […]

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Inn from the Cold’s 115 year old Emergency Family Shelter in Calgary’s Beltline just received a colourful face-lift courtesy of Victoria Park Business Improvement Area’s (BIA) Façade Improvement Program (FIP) pilot project. The purpose of the FIP is to provide businesses and property owners with financial incentives to improve the exterior appearances of their buildings or shops. A section of […]

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“I took my son to my country in Somalia, and it’s really tough there because there’s a war going on and everything,” Faduma explains about her journey into homelessness. “When we came back last year, I was living with my boyfriend and things didn’t work out.” Faduma has lived in Calgary on and off for the last ten years, and […]

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Claire’s Campaign is Inn from the Cold’s annual matching campaign that runs throughout the month of May. Gary Nissen, long-time supporter of Inn from the Cold has committed to match donations up to $250,000 and Karen Zutter, Gary’s sister will match up to $100,000. We are asking you to support us in reaching our total campaign goal of $700,000. Funds […]

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Janice started volunteering at Inn from the Cold in September 2016 as a meal host. Three months later, she brought her children with her to drop some Christmas gifts off for the guests at the Inn. Her children had never been to the Inn before, so she started to give them a tour of the dining area and kitchen. “There […]

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It’s National Volunteer Week! In 2016, our volunteers contributed 12,417 hours of their time – we truly couldn’t achieve our mission and vision without their amazing dedication. Here are a few FAQs about volunteering at the Inn: Why should I volunteer? Without volunteers we would not be able to provide all the services we do for our guests. Not only […]

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We are very lucky to live in a country with such strong volunteer culture. Statistics Canada shows that in 2013, 12.7 million people (44% of Canadians aged 15 and over) volunteered their time and contributed almost 1.95 billion hours.  This is an incredible amount of time dedicated to different causes. There are thousands of non-profit organizations that not only are open to […]

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