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2016 Report to Community

Working together to create a community where no child or family is homeless

2016 was a challenging year for our city, for charities and for families who found themselves at our door. Thanks to the support of our donors, volunteers and staff we were able to offer shelter, sanctuary and healing to Calgary’s most vulnerable families. Please click below to read our 2016 Report to Community.

Understanding Mothers experiencing homelessness

A gendered approach to finding solutions for family homelessness

Dr. Katrina Milaney worked with Inn from the Cold, the Calgary Homeless Foundation and the YWCA to research and further understand the unique experience of homeless mothers in our city. Please click here to read this important research paper which gives an in-depth overview of the pathways into homelessness, the barriers to achieving stability, their experiences in shelters and recommendations for how to best support mothers and their children experiencing homelessness. This is a must read for anyone who is interested in learning more about this complex social issue.

Meet Danielle

Volunteer Family Facilitator

Danielle Martin is a grade 5 teacher in Calgary who volunteers as a Family Facilitator twice a month. She loves doing different, fun activities with the kids each time she comes to the Inn such as building mini watersides for Lego men, balloon rockets, and building ramps for Hot Wheels cars. “It's fun to help the kids solve problems, and work towards a goal, and we have fun testing out their designs after,” says Danielle, "we always have fun with arts and crafts too, and they look forward to bringing their creations back to their parents or siblings.” She is motivated to volunteer because she thinks it's important to contribute to the community.


“I enjoy spending time with the kids, and it's a fun and simple way to give back.” - Danielle

Please consider joining the Inn Crowd, our monthly giving program

When you are part of the Inn Crowd, giving is more convenient for you, your donations will make a regular, compounded impact and you will enjoy special perks that come along with being part of the Inn Crowd. Monthly donations help us achieve our mission and vision through consistent, sustainable support. Please email for more information or click here to join now.

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Inn from the Cold Society is planning to raise an estimated $4,400,000 in the 2016/17 fiscal year through fundraising activities, which will cost our organization an estimated $670,000. The money we raise will help create a brighter future for homeless families in our community. For more information, please contact Abe Brown:

Our address is #106, 110 - 11th Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0X5. Charitable Number: 87082 3648 RR0001.

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