Calgary Homeless Foundation

Calgary Homeless Foundation

February 03, 2012 11:00 ET

Calgary Homeless Foundation: The State of Homelessness in Calgary

Four Year Anniversary of 10 Year Plan & Results of January 2012 Homeless Count

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Feb. 3, 2012) -

What: Calgary was the first city in Canada to have a 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness. Is it working?

Join us to find out:

  • the results of the homeless count conducted on January 18, 2012,
  • what has been learned about homelessness, and
  • the effectiveness of Calgary's 10 Year Plan.

Where: Pekisko Room, McDougall Place, 455 Sixth Street SW, Calgary

When: Monday, February 6, 2012 from 8:45 to 10:00 a.m.

Program: 8:50 to 9:20 a.m.

  • Greetings from City of Calgary, Mayor Naheed Nenshi, City of Calgary
  • Greetings from Government of Alberta, Minister Manmeet Bhullar, Service Alberta
  • Video
  • Remarks by Tim Richter, President and CEO, Calgary Homeless Foundation
  • Remarks by Craig Hill, Partner, Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP
  • Remarks by Jen Sputek, client who was housed with support

A technical briefing with more details on the state of homelessness in Calgary will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the Azure Room.

Sponsors: Thanks to Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP sponsor of the 2012 homeless count.

* The 2012 homeless count reclassified emergency, short- and long-term facilities, removing 459 permanent housing facilities from the 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2012 counts to provide a better representation of people who are actually homeless.

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