City of Calgary Endorses Calgary’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness

July 03, 2008

Calgary, Alberta (July 3, 2008) – The Calgary Homeless Foundation today applauded The City of Calgary for its endorsement of the 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness.

 

“We’re delighted the Intergovernmental Affairs Committee of Calgary City Council, consisting of 9 of 15 Aldermen including His Worship Mayor Dave Bronconnier, endorsed the 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness”, said Tim Richter, President and CEO of the Calgary Homeless Foundation.

 

The City has identified specific actions they can take within their jurisdiction to support achievement of the Plan. “If Council adopts and acts on these recommendations, The City of Calgary will become a leader in ending homelessness among Canadian municipalities”, said Richter.

 

Calgary’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness was released January 29, 2008 and represents a fundamental shift from managing homelessness to a community-wide effort to end it. The Calgary Homeless Foundation is leading the implementation of the 10 Year Plan. The Government of Alberta subsequently announced the Alberta Secretariat for Action on Homelessness charged with developing a provincial 10 year plan to end homelessness.

 

We’re making progress moving forward in partnership with the many homeless serving agencies, the private sector, our government partners, the faith community, foundations and all Calgarians to end homelessness in Calgary once and for all.

 

For electronic copies of Calgary’s 10 Year Plan, visit www.calgaryhomeless.com.

  

For more information:

Sheridan McVean                                                          Tim Richter

VP Communications and Fund Development        CEO and President

Calgary Homeless Foundation                                 Calgary Homeless Foundation

(403) 718-8539                                                             (403) 718-8526