Watch Episode 2 of the Family Homelessness INNformation Series

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Family Homelessness INNformation Series: Episode 2 available now!

Episode 2 is focused around research and data in the family homeless-serving sector. Specifically, how can we utilize data to propel our work forward and bring new research and best practices to Calgary’s system of care.

This topic is incredibly important to the work that we do because with new research and improved knowledge we can improve our services to ensure we are providing the highest quality of care to families experiencing homelessness. We also want to ensure families are able to achieve and sustain independence in the mainstream community. To meet this goal we need to be using our data effectively to ensure each family has a positive outcome in our programs, and if not we are able to use the data collected to identify caps and improve our practices.

Watch Episode 2 HERE. This week we will have two additional interviews with experts in this field. The first interview with Kevin McNichol, VP Strategy at Calgary Homeless Foundation, watch his interview HERE. The second with Dr. Katrina Milaney from the Cummings School of Medicine at the University of Calgary available HERE.

Sponsor a Meal!

In 2017, over 100,000 nutritious meals were prepared and served to children and families staying at our Emergency Family Shelter and food remains one of the highest expenses at the Inn. Make an impact on the health of families staying with us and sponsor a nutritious meal. Learn more...

Early Childhood Development and Birdies for Kids

Our Early Childhood Development (ECD) and Youth programs are an integral part of our organization. With the average age of a guest in shelter being 3-5 years old and 58% of those we serve being under the age of 17, we do what we can to mitigate the negative impacts of homelessness.  Read more about our ECD and Youth programs, and how you can help support our young guests through Birdies for Kids here! Click to read...

We Love Volunteers!

This week our featured volunteer is the musician and children's performer Mr Rayz! Not only is he passionate about children's learning and development, he is also a community advocate for ending family homelessness in our city. He volunteers with our Early Child Development program monthly and also works with our Youth Program in an on demand basis, he has also come to perform for families over the holiday season. His commitment to Inn from the Cold is inspiring, we thank you Mr Rayz for dedicating your valuable time to children at the Inn. 

For information on volunteer opportunities, click here.

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 $4,000,000 in the 2017/18 fiscal year through fundraising activities, which will cost our organization an estimated $557,988. 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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