The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

June 12, 2015 08:30 ET

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CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - June 12, 2015) - On Friday, June 12th, the Province of Alberta, Ministry of Human Services, the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF), and Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary (BGCC) will make a joint announcement for new innovative programming in support of Youth identifying as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transexual, Queer, Questioning and 2-Spirited (LGBTQ2S) who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness.

WHO: The program for the announcement will include special guest speakers:
Human Services Minister, Government of Alberta, Honourable Irfan Sabir
Dr. Alex Abramovich, nationally recognized leader in the area of LGBTQ2S youth homelessness, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
Cheryl Doherty, Executive Director, Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary
Diana Krecsy, President & CEO, Calgary Homeless Foundation
WHAT: Announcement of Aura Host Homes - an innovative, first of its kind in Canada, program for homeless youth identifying as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transexual, Queer, Questioning and 2-Spirited (LGBTQ2S).
WHEN: Friday, June 12, 2015
WHERE: Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary - Renfrew Hangar
731 13 Ave NE, Calgary, AB

Agenda for Aura Program Announcement

10:00am Welcome - Emcee - Diana Krecsy, President & CEO, CHF - 2 mins

10:02 Human Services Minister, Honourable Irfan Sabir - 5 mins

10:07 Diana, CHF - Awarding of RFP - 4 mins

10:11 Cheryl Doherty, Executive Director, BGCC - Need for host homes - 4 mins

10:15 Dr. Abramovich, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) -- 5 mins

10:20 Diana close

10:25 Media Q&A

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

About BGCC

For over 75 years, Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary has carried on a tradition of helping young people to discover, develop and achieve their full potential as adults, citizens and leaders, by engaging them in activities that challenge and enrich their minds, bodies and spirits and nurture their self-esteem. Our safe, caring Club environments and enriching programs have enabled thousands of young Calgarians to play, learn and develop valuable skills for life. For more information, please visit

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