RESOLVE salutes visionary homebuilders who have supported the Campaign from the very beginning
From our 2016-2017 Report to Community.
A group of 11 homebuilders in Calgary believed in the RESOLVE Campaign from the beginning and came together at the start to kick off the Campaign with a combined gift of $15.4 million. Via the leadership of Alan Norris, Chairman and CEO of Brookfield Residential Properties Inc. and Chair of the RESOLVE Campaign, the builders came together to tackle the lack of affordable and supported housing for Calgary’s most vulnerable citizens. As the Campaign nears the finish line, the builders continue to be steadfast supporters.
With their expertise and commitment to the communities where they live and work, they helped to open the very first new RESOLVE buildings — Stepping Stone Manor (Cedarglen Living Inc.), Providence House (Morrison Homes), Aurora on the Park (StreetSide Developments: A Qualico Company) and Prelude in Radisson Heights (Shane Homes Ltd. and NUOVO by Shane Homes) — all of which are now providing homes to people who were homeless. The remaining buildings are in various stages of development.
These 11 builders inspired a multitude of other contributions, including a combined $6.6 million from Ross Glen of RGO Office Products, the late Charlie Guille of Cougar Contractors Ltd., Bob Harris of Centron Group of Companies, and Bill Kujat of Safeway Holdings. The builders were also instrumental in helping to secure the $750,000 gift from BILD – Calgary Region. Overall, the home building and related industry’s contribution to RESOLVE totals $27 million.
While the builders formed the original industry alliance within the RESOLVE collaboration, many other industries followed their lead: banks, legal firms, insurance, oil and gas and media.
The visionary homebuilders have truly paved the way for the creation of more homes for those who need it most.