Tamaratt Fund at the Calgary Foundation donates $573,000 to RESOLVE

When Roger McMechan, RESOLVE Cabinet Member, approached Matt Brister, Calgary Geologist and philanthropist, about donating to the Campaign, Matt knew what he wanted to do: make an immediate, tangible difference. “We wanted to be a catalyst in moving a project forward,” he says of him and his wife, Tara. “We wanted to support a project that wasn’t yet funded get in the ground.” With the end of the Campaign nearing, RESOLVE Partner Calgary John Howard Society (CJHS) was in urgent need of funding to break ground before their development permit expired. Matt ...

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Donors gather for Calgary Alpha House Society housewarming

Now that twenty-four women are settled into Calgary Alpha House Society's new building, RESOLVE donors, Partners staff and more gathered for a housewarming event on...

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One month to go of the RESOLVE Campaign

There is officially only one month left of RESOLVE , a first-of-its-kind collaborative Campaign, with nine social service agencies working together...

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Intensive supports are helping Thorn work towards a brighter future

Thorn* lives at Bedford House, a community-based residential facility for men exiting the justice system. Most men who live there are on parole, but not Thorn — he is actually choosing to live there because he knows the supports offered would give him a better chance of changing his life. Kym Jacobs is the Residential Manager at Bedford House and is sharing 33-year-old Thorn’s rather extraordinary story. “He was going to be released into homelessness,” Kym says. “So we offered him a space here. He was elated.” Thorn has been at Bedford House for two ...

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Murray’s House is now open!

Three years ago local businessman and philanthropist David Bissett and his wife Leslie, gifted RESOLVE $5.1 million towards new housing for homeless and vulnerable Calgarians. The gift was inspired by “Million Dollar Murray”, the subject of a 2006 Malcolm Gladwell essay about a homeless man named Murray Barr that underscores the social and financial costs of managing homelessness versus ending it. This past year, David and Leslie donated a further $3.8 million to bring their total contribution to $8.9 million, making them RESOLVE’s largest donor to date. This ...

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