Plans & Reports

You INSPIRE Resilience

Our theme of Resilience for 2022/23 encapsulates the indomitable spirit demonstrated by both the families experiencing homelessness and the dedicated staff of Inn from the Cold. It embodies their strength, perseverance, and unwavering determination to overcome obstacles, rebuild their lives, and create a brighter future.

The theme of resilience celebrates the resilience of families seeking support, the resilience of our staff in meeting increased demand, and the resilience of the community in providing generous support. It serves as a powerful reminder of the transformative power that comes from embracing challenges and emerging stronger in the face of adversity.

In 2022/23 you played an essential role in our work to support vulnerable families facing a housing crisis.

Read our annual Report to Community to learn how you have helped inspire resilience in the lives of 1,357 families in Calgary.


Inn from the Cold Strategic Plan

Inn from the Cold undergoes a strategic planning cycle every three years, with annual reviews and adjustments as needed. The Board of Directors and Executive Team have adopted the following priorities as the framework in guiding the organizational strategy for Inn from the Cold for 2024 to 2027.

Our Strategic Plan for 2024 – 2027 prioritizes the focus of our actions, efforts and investments so that we can break the cycle of family homelessness and contribute to a thriving community where every child and family has a safe and stable place to call home.

Our Strategic Pillars

  1. Building a Strong and Inclusive Organization
  2. Strengthening and Sustaining Our Social Impact
  3. Driving Change Through Community Leadership and Engagement

Recognizing the social value created by the Inn’s work, in 2018 a Social Return on Investment (SROI) analysis was conducted.  This analysis revealed that the Inn created important social and economic value for multiple stakeholders, including families, governments, communities, and landlords. With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Inn from the Cold pivoted its services and supports to respond to the changing support context for families.  To understand the value of the changes to the Inn’s work since 2018, in 2023 the SROI analysis was updated by Constellation Consulting Group to capture the value of new programming and new approaches to programming that have been implemented.

The most recent SROI analysis of Inn from the Cold revealed an SROI ratio of 1 : 6.79.  This indicates that, for every dollar invested, Inn from the Cold creates nearly seven dollars in social and economic value.

As governments seek more cost-efficient ways to support citizens and communities in thriving, the study suggests that investment in the well-being of homeless families generates important cost savings and value to multiple stakeholders. Ongoing investment in this type of programming is likely to advance the achievement of positive outcomes and further generate value in our community.

Learn more here. 

Social Return on Investment

Did you know that for every dollar invested, Inn from the Cold creates nearly seven dollars in social and economic value?

Our Reconciliation Action Plan

Our Reconciliation Action Plan is dedicated to reshaping our processes, enhancing programs for Indigenous families, and forging meaningful relationships with Indigenous people, communities and organizations.

We are committed to translating our Reconciliation commitments into meaningful actions that honour, acknowledge and empower Indigenous Peoples and communities. This plan marks a pivotal moment for our organization as we embark on profound reflection, growth, and transformation.

This plan represents a foundational framework that will guide our actions, strategies and initiatives as we forge ahead. We acknowledge that this journey will not be without challenges, but we will approach it with humility, determination, and an unwavering belief in the power of Reconciliation.