Media Advisory: Record Breaking Number of Families Housed Through Collaborative Campaign

Hope for the Holidays Houses Multiple Families in Two Weeks

November 26, 2015

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Nov. 26, 2015) - On Friday, November 27th, the Province of Alberta, Ministry of Human Services, the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF), the Calgary Residential Rental Association (CRRA) and several family sector agencies including Aspen, Inn From the Cold, Children's Cottage Society, Calgary Urban Project Society (CUPS), Distress Centre and Discovery House, will make a joint announcement of a collaborative campaign called Hope for the Holidays: Celebrate the Season at Home. Designed to locate and house families who are living with chronic homelessness before the holiday season, several families have already been housed with plans to continue throughout the holidays.

WHO: Honourable Irfan Sabir, Minister, Human Services, Government of Alberta
Diana Krecsy, President & CEO, Calgary Homeless Foundation
Gerry Baxter, Executive Director, Calgary Residential Rental Association
Patti Kilgallon, CEO, Children's Cottage Society
WHAT: Announcement of Hope for the Holidays – a collaborative campaign, spearheaded by the CRRA and several of its members, in partnership with the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) and several agencies that serve families in homelessness, that is designed to end family homelessness in Calgary
WHEN: Friday November 27, 2015
10:00 am – 10:30 am
WHERE: Hotel Blackfoot
Macleod Room
5940 Blackfoot Trail SE
T2H 2B5
Calgary
Agenda
10:00am Casey Eagle Speaker – Blessing
10:04 Welcome – Emcee – Diana Krecsy, President & CEO, CHF
10:08 Honourable Irfan Sabir, Human Services Minister
10:13 Gerry Baxter, Executive Director, Canadian Residential Rental Association
10:17 Patty Kilgallon, CEO, Children's Cottage Society
10:21 Close – Diana Krecsy, CHF
10:25 Media Q&A

Media are invited. There will be interview and photo opportunities following the event.

About CHF

The Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) is a catalyst and enabler for Systems and Service Agencies to optimize client success. CHF focuses on four strategic pillars of work; Advocacy, Research and Development, Systems Planning, and Funding (outcomes). In addition, CHF addresses gaps and identifies best practices to improve the system of care. Through mobilization of collective impact, CHF is committed to moving forward in partnership with the many homeless-serving agencies, the private sector, government partners, the faith community, other foundations and all Calgarians to end homelessness in Calgary once and for all. For more information, visit calgaryhomeless.com.

About CRRA

The Calgary Residential Rental Association (CRRA) is a non-profit organization formed in 1959 and registered under the Societies Act of the Province of Alberta. Under the leadership of the Board of Directors, the CRRA provides a strong voice for the residential rental industry through appropriate representation and enhances the professionalism within the industry through education programs, resources and support services. Our members own or manage residential rental properties that range from one to several thousand units, and include apartments, houses, and secondary suites; and, our many service company members offer services or products that support the residential rental industry.