108 years of providing safe shelter

2018-12-20T14:08:29-07:00December 20th, 2018|Our View|

“In 1907, a young woman arrived by train in Calgary and looked for a place to stay. She went to all of the boarding houses and hostels, and finally began knocking on doors of private residences, but she could not find a room.” You see at the time young women were not desirable boarders as [...]

Poverty and Thanksgiving

2019-10-02T13:49:14-06:00October 5th, 2018|Our View|

October is End Poverty Month here in Calgary we know that creating communities where women thrive is dependent on ensuring they have access to a fair, living wage. When the minimum wage went up to $15 per hour, we celebrated because it meant that vulnerable individuals in our community employed at minimum wage jobs [...]

Housing in Calgary

2017-04-28T15:47:14-06:00April 28th, 2017|Our View|

Do you know where you’re going to sleep tonight? If you do, ask yourself, how many steps am I away from becoming homeless? If I didn’t get my pay cheque on time, could I pay my rent, my mortgage? The road to losing stable housing is not necessarily a complicated one; it can start with [...]