Every child deserves to play

Healthy enough to be home, but too sick to live without 24/medical care, some Albertan children spend their early lives in hospitals, raised largely by a rotating staff of nurses and doctors. Folks at the Universal Rehabilitation Service Agency (URSA) imagined a better life for these children, and in 2018 …

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The artist finds his way home

As a child in Fort Simpson Marty’s eldest sister gave him a pair of beaded moccasins. The smell of the moose hide and the intricate beadwork sparked a passion for embroidery in Marty that would carry him through some very desperate times. “When I’m doing something like this, even when …

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Open Letter: This election Canadians could end homelessness

It’s something voters want, all it takes is political will.           Anyone who knows him knew Chris* didn’t belong in a halfway house. In his late twenties and on the autism spectrum – he didn’t have many options. To live independently he needed affordable, supportive housing, a rare commodity in Calgary. …

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Seton affordable housing virtual groundbreaking

  HomeSpace and Brookfield Residential are delighted to share this virtual groundbreaking for the Seton affordable townhouse development! At HomeSpace we believe that everyone in our community should have access to safe affordable housing, and as we break ground on our 12th build in 6 years we are coming one …

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Impact Stories: Colin’s Story

Colin lived on the street for 15 years prior to finding housing at Aurora on the Park, a HomeSpace building in Sunnyside. He has been living there for three years now. It was just him and his three kids after his wife passed in 1995. He raised them for a …

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Impact Stories: Jessica’s Story

As a woman who experienced homelessness, Jessica feels lucky to have a safe place to call her home. After leaving an abusive partner, Jessica had no one to turn to for support. She worked hard to keep a roof over her head, taking on low-paying, part time jobs to try …

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Impact Stories: MaryAnne’s Story

MaryAnne lived homeless for nearly 20 years before moving into Prelude, one of HomeSpace’s 27 buildings. In 1975, when she was just a girl, MaryAnne was taken from her birth parents and placed with foster parents after witnessing her father violently abuse her mother. Her older siblings all went to …

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Fast Pitch YYC

Our CEO, Bernadette Majdell, recently participated in Fast Pitch 2018, a two month coaching program facilitated by Social Venture Partners Calgary to help non-profit industry participants refine their story to a compelling three minute pitch. The program culminated with two “Dragon’s Den-style” events, with Victoria Plouffe of Beads of Courage …

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