Campaign News Archive
28 Dec

Home for Christmas

Guillermo is getting pretty excited for Christmas. But the 9-year-old boy who loves Lego and Star Wars has already received the best present he could ask for — a ... more
26 Sep

Keely’s resilience and new home finally gave her a normal life

From our 2015-2016 Report to Community. This is the first time in her 26 years that Keely has what she calls a normal life. “As normal as it can get,” she ... more
26 Sep

Grateful tenant makes a gift to RESOLVE

From our 2015-2016 Report to Community. John (pictured left) had a number of setbacks – including polio at age 14 and a plane crash at 28 that severely damaged ... more
26 Sep

Media partners donate advertising space

From our 2015-2016 Report to Community. A combined $1.6 million in advertising donated by our media partners – including $1 million from The Jim Pattison ... more
26 Sep

Community foundation gives stamp of approval with $4 million

From our 2015-2016 Report to Community. When almost half of Albertans say they would be in financial trouble if their paycheque was delayed just one week, there ... more
26 Sep

Four friends team up to build homes for people with limited mobility

From our 2015-2016 Report to Community. Bob Harris of Centron Group of Companies, also a builder, saw a gap in Calgary’s housing – the lack of homes that are ... more
26 Sep

Visionary homebuilders win Philanthropic Group Award

From our 2015-2016 Report to Community. In the business world they are competitors. But in the homeless sector they have come together as our greatest champion... more
26 Sep

Influential leaders join the RESOLVE Cabinet

From our 2015-2016 Report to Community. Years ago Cindy Rutherford, past Vice-President of Aboriginal Relations and Land at Progress Energy, was fascinated by a story she read. more
9 Sep

Accessible Housing's Inclusio breaks ground

Inclusio, Accessible Housing's RESOLVE project, broke ground on September 8, 2016. This new affordable and accessible home for 45 Calgarians with limited ... more
6 Sep

David's Story - In His Own Words

David is a tenant with Bishop O'Byrne Housing Association (BOBHA), one of RESOLVE's Partners, and graciously offered to share his story with us. I was working ... more
27 May

The Prelude in Radisson Heights breaks ground

RESOLVE, the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) and Shane Homes celebrated the groundbreaking of a new affordable housing project on May 18, 2016. The Prelude in ... more
27 May

Two mortgages retired thanks to generous donors

Two mortgage retirement projects in the RESOLVE Campaign have been paid off! An anonymous donor at Calgary Foundation was inspired to equally match the Foundat... more
19 Feb

Silvera veteran remembers the Second World War

Marguerite, a Silvera for Seniors tenant, looks back on her time in the British Army with fondness and pride. “I was a nanny,” London-born Marguerite ... more
21 Dec

The holidays at RESOLVE – an update

With nine Partners, over 40 volunteers and many more stakeholders in the community who are committed to our cause, we have a lot going on! more
21 Dec

Food creates community and confidence

Karen Vine, an avid home cook and mother of four, understands that all too well. She’s on a mission to build relationships through food by running a ... more
21 Dec

Thirty years of homelessness chronicled by senior who finally found his way home

He spent 30 years without a home. He was tired, sad and lonely. He had lost the use of his right hand in a violent incident and became addicted to his pain ... more
21 Dec

Senior overcomes disabling stroke to find hope in a home

And then, one day, in her mid-50s, she woke up in a hospital bed. She had had a brain aneurysm. Then, on the operating table, she had a stroke. Her fingers ... more
9 Dec

Affordable and supported housing is vital

Calgary Foundation's 2015 Vital Signs report listed improving the affordability of rental housing as one of the top citizen priorities. In light of this priority, ... more
16 Nov
Calgary Homebuilders

Calgary homebuilders lead the way

It’s fitting that companies that build thousands of new homes in Calgary every year are coming together to build a few more. A growing list of Calgary homebuilders more
18 Sep

TD Bank Group announces "Leadership" gift to RESOLVE

New affordable housing options to assist vulnerable individuals and families will be available in Calgary thanks to TD Bank Group’s "Leadership" level gift to the ... more
1 Sep

Carpenter/hairstylist finds home with the help of two RESOLVE Partners

You won’t meet many people who can give you a salon-grade haircut and then build you a house. Albert, both a carpenter and a hairstylist, is one of those rare breeds. more
1 Sep

Shaw Communications helps create awareness for vulnerable Calgarians

Shaw Communications Inc. is proud to support RESOLVE by spreading the message about the need for more affordable and supported rental housing for the homeless and vulnerable in Calgary. more
1 Sep

1010 Centre is “launch pad to a brighter future”

“I was sick and tired of being sick and tired,” he remembers. “The people I care about were fed up with me and I wanted them back in my life.” Kenny ... more
1 Sep

Knitting club allows low-income seniors to give back

Every Saturday, the women – sometimes as many as 12 – meet to knit clothing for people in need. For those who live at Carroll Place, a building for seniors ... more
25 Aug

Urban Development Institute supports RESOLVE

Thank you to the Urban Development Institute (UDI) which showed its support for vulnerable Calgarians at its 30th annual golf tournament. The proceeds were donated ... more
6 Aug

National Chief Perry Bellegarde on indigenous poverty

The gap must be closed.That was one of the messages heard at National Chief Perry Bellegarde’s address to Calgary’s business community on July 22. more
24 Jul

Field Law Invests in Community

Field Law LLP announced a "Steward" level gift to the RESOLVE Campaign at its annual Field Law Stampede Kickoff event on July 2, 2015 . Field Law’s donation is ... more
20 Jul

Suitcase finally unpacked after living out of one for 20 years

Virginia had been living out of suitcase for two decades – bouncing from friend’s house to friend’s house – always confined to just a bedroom, never with a ... more
29 Jun

Our Partners recognized with rental association awards

Two RESOLVE Partners, Accessible Housing and Horizon Housing Society, were recognized with a total of four awards at the Calgary Residential Rental Association’s ... more
19 Jun

Yarn-bombing is a warm welcome for future tenants of new RESOLVE buildings

RESOLVE, the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF), Morrison Homes and StreetSide Developments: A Qualico Company celebrated the kickoff of two new affordable housing ... more
25 May

In It Together

Sheryl Barlage, Executive Director of RESOLVE, discussed how the economic downturn affects affordable housing for In It Together. In light of the negativity ... more
29 Apr

RBC announces "Visionary" level gift to RESOLVE designated to Horizon Housing Society

New affordable housing options to assist vulnerable individuals and families will be available in Calgary thanks to the Royal Bank of Canada’s "Visionary" level ... more
28 Apr

Making communities safer with affordable and supported housing

Tom (name changed for confidentiality) didn’t have the opportunity to learn these skills until the age of 42. Tom spent his childhood enduring unthinkable ... more
28 Apr

Importance of affordable and supported homes for seniors backed by building manager

Michelle Graefer, a building manager for Trinity Place Foundation of Alberta (TPFA), believes in respecting and protecting Calgary’s aging population. “Yes, ... more
28 Apr

Building Managers at Horizon Housing help tenants feel at home

He is also a friend. “I’ve gotten to know the people here and their routines,” Kennedy says. “Sometimes they’ll come into my office to talk when ... more
28 Apr

Gabriel Chen awarded as legal advocate for Calgary’s homeless

Legal issues and homelessness often contribute to each other in a vicious cycle, making it crucial to address them together. No one understands this better ... more
17 Apr

Osler and RESOLVE working together for a brighter future

Recent and dramatic market changes have significantly impacted everyone who makes a living in the energy sector. And while it has been tough on business and ... more
10 Mar
Rendering for the Calgary Homeless Foundation’s RESOLVE upcoming project in Crescent Heights, made possible by Morrison Homes and the Government of Alberta.

Development permits approved for two new projects

Development permits have been approved for two more Calgary Homeless Foundation RESOLVE projects. The 24-unit Crescent Heights building (rendering pictured ... more
19 Dec

Students spread cheer to low-income seniors

This Christmas, 130 low-income seniors will receive Christmas cards and cookies made especially for them by a group of students they’ve never met, because the ... more
17 Dec

Happy holidays from our Partners!

Our Partners are hosting holiday celebrations for their tenants, staff and more throughout December. more
16 Dec

Second annual holiday party brings Horizon Housing tenants together

The holiday season is upon us, and is a special time of year to give thanks, celebrate and get into the spirit of the season. On Saturday, December 13, Horizon ... more
15 Dec

Home and sweat ceremonies help woman recovering from addiction

Suzanne, a tenant with Calgary Alpha House Society, has been attending sweat ceremonies on the Tsuu T’ina reserve at least once a week for four years. ... more
15 Dec

Happy Holidays from Alan and Sheryl

As we look back at the accomplishments of 2014, we are grateful of what RESOLVE, together with our Partners and so many committed Calgarians such as yourselves, ... more
2 Dec

Demolition of cottages makes way for new building

The demolition of cottages on Bishop O’Byrne Housing land is progressing! This land will be the home of its new RESOLVE project. View the progression in the ... more
12 Nov

Tenants, staff and more gather to celebrate inclusive community

Having a safe and affordable home is, for many, a cause for celebration on its own – but having a whole community to share it with can make it eminently more ... more
10 Nov

RESOLVE donors honoured for generosity

There are many words that have been used to describe David Bissett. Visionary. Pioneer. Altruistic. Generous. Humble. Now, two more have been added — ... more
3 Nov

Veteran finds peace in housing

As a proud cadet many decades ago, James was determined to serve his country. But he was one year shy of the minimum age to enlist. Like many young men of that ... more
30 Sep

A message from Alan and Sheryl

We are sending this issue out today in recognition of Homeless Awareness Day. Homelessness has many faces and can happen at any time. Many Calgarians are just ... more
30 Sep
Russ Mackenzie, Vice President of Stantec Inc.

Turning visions into visuals: Stantec steps up

Long before a hammer ever hits a single nail, there are months of planning and paperwork that go into building any type of housing. more
29 Sep
RESOLVE's new billboard for the public awareness campaign

Red roofs appearing around Calgary

The red roofs of RESOLVE’s new public awareness campaign have begun to pop up around Calgary. The first set of billboards, with the slogan... more
30 Jun

Construction work begins

On June 18, 2014, demolition began of the rooming house that sits on the site of the new Stepping Stone Manor. Work is progressing quickly! more
30 Jun

Stantec offers design support

Design firm Stantec Inc. is donating its services to work with Partners who need professional renderings of their planned projects. more
30 Jun

CHF projects move forward

StreetSide Developments and Morrison Homes are each expected to start building a 25-unit property in summer/fall 2015, to be completed the following year. The ... more

David Bissett invests in solutions

One might wonder if reading celebrated Canadian author Malcolm Gladwell’s essay “Million-Dollar Murray” served as a tipping point of sorts for Calgary ... more
11 Jun

Stepping Stone Manor a real home for 30

A new assisted-living project built by Cedarglen Living for the Calgary Homeless Foundation was celebrated by the community on April 28, 2014. more
9 Jun

BD&P invests in a better city

John Brussa spends a lot of time in boardrooms talking with captains of industry, but the Vice Chair and Partner at Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP — and one ... more
19 May

A Letter from Alan Norris and Sheryl Barlage

Welcome to the first issue of the RESOLVE newsletter! We’d like to thank you for taking the time to stay up-to-date with the Campaign. The newsletter is a ... more
19 May

Development permit for new 30-unit building announced

Thirty more vulnerable Calgarians will soon have a safe place to call home. The Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) received a development permit in December 2013 ... more
30 Apr

Striking the spark of progress

RESOLVE Partners, Cabinet members and staff gathered on May 14, 2014 at the Avison Young Club to celebrate the Campaign’s progress thus far and to inspire ... more
30 Apr

Legal breakfasts a hit

RESOLVE Cabinet member Craig Hill hosted two breakfasts, one in November 2013, and one in April 2014, to tell leading law firms about the RESOLVE Campaign and ... more
23 Apr

Innovative housing solutions recognized

Trinity Place Foundation of Alberta’s inventive approach to addressing two problems — a shortage of affordable student housing in Calgary and feelings of ... more
18 Mar

CIBC supports Bedford House

On March 18, 2014, CIBC marked the opening of their private wealth management branch in Calgary with a “Champion” level gift to RESOLVE, designated to the ... more
15 Mar
The Mustard Seed's 1010 Centre during construction

Residents move into Mustard Seed tower

The first group of residents began moving into The Mustard Seed’s 1010 Centre on March 10, 2014. Located at 10th Avenue and Centre Street SE, the apartment ... more
1 Dec
RESOLVE Open House

Town Hall builds awareness

RESOLVE’s first Town Hall Meeting in November 2013 attracted over 90 attendees, including Cabinet members, representation from all nine of our Partners, and ... more