Our team brings a variety of different backgrounds, approaches and perspectives to the table, representing the diversity of our community. Our leaders ensure we continue to meet the varied needs of the families at Inn from the Cold by working collaboratively together. We continually evolve and adapt our programs to be able to provide effective, sustainable and integrated supports for the families we serve.
Collaboration & Leadership
Meet Our Executive Team
Heather brings decades of experience and advocacy in the social services and homeless-serving sectors across Canada and in the United States. Prior to joining The Inn, she held leadership roles at YW Calgary, Canadian Women’s Foundation, Discovery House Family Violence Prevention Society, and served on the Board of Directors for the Women’s Centre of Calgary.
Heather holds a MA in Counselling from the University of San Francisco. She has instructed at the University of Calgary and presented nationally and internationally at conferences focused on homelessness and domestic violence. In 2022, Heather was awarded the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal. She is committed to supporting our communities’ most vulnerable, and to raising awareness of homelessness and social injustices in our society.
Christine brings over 30 years of social work and non-profit management experience. She worked in senior leadership positions with Phoenix Youth Programs in Halifax and the YW Calgary, Sonshine Community Services and Inter-Faith Youth & Family Services in Calgary. Christine has bachelor’s degrees from Carleton University and the University of Calgary and is a Registered Social Worker with the Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW). Christine is passionate about social justice, anti-oppressive practice, collaborative relationships, and advancing people’s understanding of homelessness. She acknowledges her settler roots and that we are all Treaty people with a responsibility to take meaningful action for true reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.
Our Management Team
Meet Our Board Of Directors
Our Board of Directors is made up of committed volunteers who are responsible for fostering the long-term success of Inn from the Cold by articulating and spreading our vision, while delivering on our strategic priorities.