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Architectural Emancipation

Over 400,000 Albertans live with mobility limitations; medical disability becomes architectural disability due to the way we build our homes and environments. People without mobility issues routinely accomplish their daily tasks and movement with ease, but persons with mobility challenges experience constant effort and barriers doing life basics: showering, cooking, going shopping, watching a game at the pub, or just moving about their home...

Running for good: Dani Lalonde

Dani Lalone is an Intern Architect at Gibbs Gage Architects, and she is running in the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Charity Challenge to raise $500 for Accessible Housing. So far, she’s raised 63% of her goal. We chatted with her about her motivation, training and goals for her run...

The Story of a Friend-Maker

– by Trent Sicotte, Program Coordinator I want to share a story about one of our residents at Foundation Place. It is related to a recent life event that has been sad and challenging but also moving and inspiring. In June of last year Ken moved into Foundation Place. In hospital speak he was a...Read More→

Melody’s First Birthday (Party)

In February we celebrated the birthday of a very resilient lady, Melody. For Melody, this was an epic event. She turned 55, but this was her first birthday party ever. We celebrated Melody with her favourite dinner, a big chocolate cake and lots of laughter and hugs. Melody’s journey to home...

From Survive to Thrive

By Michael Schmidtke In my former position working at a homeless shelter I witnessed the survival mindset of my clients. Yet every person I met could not (and would not) deny they wanted to thrive. Thriving is close to the heart of humankind. It is a desire as deep as the instinct to survive. Look...Read More→

Running for a cause: Tyler

For Tyler Graftaas, running isn’t just about fitness. Rather, he lets the running culture and the self-discipline gained through training as inspiration for his work and his goals for the future. “I want to be a dad who runs, a husband who runs, a pastor who runs. Those are my three main identities, and that...Read More→

10 Marvelous Fundraising Tips for the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon

You've decided to commit to the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon and run for Accessible Housing? Congratulations! You’re not just running in Calgary’s biggest marathon but you're going to help open doors to affordable, accessible homes for people that really need them! Are you thinking about joining the run and not sure how to ask for donations? There are many ways to raise money and we’ve got easy tips to help support your efforts. Every dollar...

Appreciation Event Friday, February 13th

We LOVE our donors, volunteers and partners. We are celebrating our supporters at our Appreciation Event on Friday, February 13th.

Man on the move: Brian Martin

For Brian Martin, the challenges and opportunities of a fresh start in 2015 can’t come soon enough. This May, Martin is racing in the wheelchair category in the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Charity Challenge for Accessible Housing. In last year’s Ultra Marathon Wheelchair category he placed first with an impressive time of 4 hours and 11...Read More→

Trico Homes Opens Doors

Our deepest gratitude today, on #ThankfulThursday, goes to Trico Homes for their inspiring Champion gift through the RESOLVE Campaign. Trico Homes has long made a significant positive...