Calgary Homeless Foundation

Calgary Homeless Foundation

February 28, 2011 16:52 ET

Calgary Homeless Foundation: KAIROS Calgary to Announce City-Wide Ecumenical Effort To Help Families At Risk of or Experiencing Homelessness

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Feb. 28, 2011) -

WHAT

Ten Christian denominations with more than 130 churches join forces to help families at risk of or experiencing homelessness as they are housed with support at an affordable housing complex owned by the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) in southeast Calgary.

This is one of the largest ecumenical efforts KAIROS Calgary and the CHF know of in Canada to help families at risk of or experiencing homelessness.

On March 2, 2011, learn more about the project at the public launch of the fundraising campaign called "A Place to Call Home: Acadia Place."

WHO

Ten Christian denominations / organizations (and their leaders), including:

  • Anglican Church of Canada (Bishop Derek Hoskin, Diocese of Calgary)
  • Canadian Baptists of Western Canada (Jan Paasuke, President)
  • Christian Reformed Church in North America
  • Christian Science (Joy Hinman, Committee on Publication)
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada(Rev. Ryan Anderson,Social Justice Coordinator)
  • Mennonite Central Committeeof Canada (Abe Janzen, Executive Director, Alberta)
  • Presbyterian Church in Canada(Rev. Peter Coutts, Clerk of Calgary-Macleod Presbytery)
  • Religious Society of Friends - Quakers
  • Roman Catholic (Bishop Fred Henry, Diocese of Calgary)
  • United Church of Canada (John Den Hoed, Chair Elect of Calgary Presbytery)

Municipal and provincial government partners

Non-profit agencies supporting tenants and the 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness

Families at risk of or experiencing homelessness, who have been housed with support

The Calgary Homeless Foundation

WHERE/WHEN

Lutheran Church of Our Saviour, 8831 Fairmount Drive S.E. Calgary

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Formal program from 10:15 to 11:00 a.m. includes:

  • Prayer by Pastor Lee Woolery, Lutheran Church of Our Saviour
  • Geoff Zakaib, KAIROS Calgary Homelessness Working Group
  • Tim Richter, President and CEO, Calgary Homeless Foundation
  • Remarks from Bishop Fred Henry, Roman Catholic Diocese and CHF Board Member
  • Comments from a family living at Acadia Place

ABOUT

KAIROS Calgary is a local ecumenical justice initiative, which links with the KAIROS national organization. The national organization unites Canadian churches and religious organizations in a faithful ecumenical response to the call to "do justice and to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God." (Micah 6:8). Among KAIROS Calgary's priorities is helping homeless families in our city through the fundraising campaign A Place to Call Home: Acadia Place(see www.acadiaplace.com).

The Calgary Homeless Foundation leads the implementation of Calgary's 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness. The Foundation is moving forward on Calgary's 10 Year Plan in partnership with the many homeless-serving agencies, the private sector, our government partners, the faith community, other foundations and all Calgarians to end homelessness in Calgary once and for all. For more information, visit www.calgaryhomeless.com.

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