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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Housing It’s back! We are back with monthly episodes of the Family Homelessness INNformation Series. This month we are exploring the topic of housing. Specifically, why is housing a critical entity to end child and family homelessness in our community? Housing has recently become a huge component in the care we provide to families. Although our Emergency Family Shelter and […]

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My name is Tapisa Kilabuk. I am the Indigenous Strategy Advisor & Community Liaison at Inn from the Cold. I work with Indigenous families as an advocate and support person throughout their stay at our Emergency Family Shelter, as well in our permanent supportive housing programs Journey House 1 and 2. I am an Inuk woman, my mom is from […]

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Happy Aboriginal Awareness Week and Indigenous History Month. Last week our Indigenous Programs team and the Calgary Foundation facilitated the KAIROS Blanket exercise with Inn from the Cold staff members. The exercise was incredibly moving for all who partook, enlightening many to the severity of adversity many Indigenous people have experienced. Watch our video below to see a highlight of […]

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The 6th Annual Claire’s Campaign raises $1,072,708.25! On June 6th, 2018 we officially wrapped up Claire’s Campaign. Thanks to incredible community support we were able to surpass our goal of $900,000 to raise a total of $1,072,708.25. “Last night we saw a record number of families for the Inn,” says Abe Brown, Executive Director. “It’s not a record we wanted […]

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