Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

October 18, 2012 16:46 ET

Edmonton Businesses and Volunteers Provide Services to Those in Need...

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Oct. 18, 2012) - Did you know there are 2,421 homeless Edmontonians? Our story began in 2008 with a 10 year action plan, initiated by Mayor Stephen Mandel to end homelessness in Edmonton. Local businesses, agencies and members of the community realized sleeping bags and floor mats were not enough. Something more needed to be done.

Twice a year, Homeward Trust, works closely with local organizations and community volunteers to host Homeless Connect. Homeless Connect Edmonton is a community- inspired initiative, providing free essential services to people experiencing homelessness and those at risk of becoming homeless. Watch this video to see lives change and to see how a community comes together to end homelessness and provides services to those in need.

Date: Sunday, October 21, 2012

Time: 10 am - 3 pm

Location: Halls A, B & C, Shaw Conference Centre

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) provides leadership in economic development, markets Edmonton as a must-see destination, manages the Shaw Conference Centre and Edmonton Research Park, and acts as a stakeholder in TEC Edmonton, a joint venture with the University of Alberta. For more information, visit www.edmonton.com. Learn more about Edmonton through the stories of people who've experienced it at www.edmontonstories.ca.

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