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In This Issue

• Property Cleanups!
• Research Symposium
• Annual General Meeting
• Aurora On The Park Yarn Bombing!
• Homeless Charter Of Rights Launch
• How You Can Help

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Property Cleanups!

Spring-time is finally here and that means property cleanups are in full swing at the Calgary Homeless Foundation. The first of these Spring cleanings took place on Saturday May 16 with many more scheduled over the next four weeks. The assistance from our community partners is vital to keeping our buildings looking in tip-top shape for the residents who call them home and the communities in which they live. A huge thanks to Rona for their support in donating flowers and other items for site beautification. We appreciate the generosity as do our tenants! Also a huge thank you to our volunteers who have and will be coming out to help with site clean up! Pictured above is an enthusiastic group from The Okotoks Crystal Ridge Ward Young Men and Young Women with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. THANK YOU!

2015 Research Symposium

Close to 75 individuals from agencies, government and educational institutions gathered over two days on April 22 and 23 for Calgary’s third research symposium which was generously sponsored by Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP. The topic of the two day knowledge exchange was ‘Making Data Meaningful’ which created a space for attendees to network with colleagues, exchange ideas and brainstorm new ones, as well as hear unique perspectives on the practical implications of research. As communities around the province continue to explore quantitative data analyses, and as data quality continues to improve and give us new insights into programmatic and individual outcomes, this symposium was a valuable opportunity to share methods, findings, and implications of our collective work. To watch presentations and see video from the day, click here.

Annual General Meeting

Mark your calendars for the Calgary Homeless Foundation and the Calgary Community Land Trust Society’s Annual General Meeting June 16 at 3:00pm at Bow Valley College, 332 6 Ave SE, North Campus Theatre on the ground floor, Room N124. Join Chairman of the Board, Alan Norris and Diana Krecsy, President & CEO as they share highlights of the past year, successes towards our shared goal of ending homelessness and strategic directions, opportunities and challenges as we look towards the future.

Directions: The quickest commute by transit is the LRT to the City Hall Station. Walk one block north to 6th Ave SE. Access to the lobby of the North Campus Theatre is available through the doors on the north side of 6th Avenue SW. Parking is available in the North Campus only, accessed off 5th Ave SE, between Macleod Trail and 3rd Street SE.

Community Partner Events

Aurora On The Park Yarn Bombing! 

Join us on June 9 from 3-7pm as we kick off another exciting building project in colourful style! CHF has partnered with This is My City Art Society (TMC) to turn the existing house at 832 10 Street NW into Calgary’s largest yarn-bombing art installation! Also known as yarn storming, guerilla knitting, and graffiti knitting, yarn-bombing is a type of street art that integrates colourful displays of knitting and crochet into a given environment. Creatively wrapping the existing house will transform it into an interactive, visually dynamic, and meaningful talking point for the community.

The site will be the future home of a 25 unit fully accessible affordable apartment building. Construction of this project is made possible through funding from the Government of Alberta and StreetSide Developments: A Qualico Company, as part of the RESOLVE Campaign. Learn more here.


Homeless Charter Of Rights Launch

In collaboration with the Alberta Human Rights Commission, the CHF Client Action Committee and other stakeholder agencies, the Calgary Homeless Foundation is excited to launch the Homeless Charter of Rights on June 18. At the event, key findings from this important initiative will be shared and invited dignitaries will be signing the Charter. The public will also be invited to sign-on and state their support. The Charter is an important tool in ending homelessness. It is a reminder that all Albertans have human rights, that each Albertan is valuable and has freedoms that must be respected. The launch of the charter will be taking place at noon on the River Walk in Calgary close to the Simmons Building. Directions can be found here. All are welcome to this public event.

How You Can Help

Your support will make a positive difference.  Everyone deserves a place to call home which is safe, affordable, secure and appropriate. Please help make this a reality for everyone!
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