Monthly Archives: June 2015

Where Everyone Belongs

Josh with Accessible Housing staff and clients By Joshua Clarke, Project Manager and Program Coordinator with Accessible Housing We all know what it’s like to be left out; to feel like we don’t belong.  I was bullied as a kid and while growing up I often felt like I had somehow been left outside the circle.  I attribute this childhood experience to my deep resonance and sensitivity to the exclusion, marginalization and victimization of others.  I remember the devastation and strong emotional reaction to first learning about racial segregation and the civil rights movement, the Holocaust, the Rwandan genocide, apartheid in South Africa, and the cultural genocide of the Canadian residential schools.  Although the bullying I experienced is certainly not equivalent to these horrendous human atrocities, both my personal experience and historical knowledge made me aware that when certain people are not allowed to belong, it ultimately leads to societal degradation and devastation. It was this empathy and knowledge that led me to start working with people experiencing homeless in Calgary.  I was challenged to look into my own backyard and consider who has been left outside the circle and find a way to change that.  I needed to adjust...Read More→

Neighbour Night

Accessible Housing is re-developing the Fourth Dimension property in the Capitol Hill neighbourhood. We aim to create a neighbourhood where everyone has a home and belongs...

Our Annual General Meeting: June 19th

Our AGM is Friday, June 19th from 12 - 2:00pm at the Kahanoff Conference Centre. Please let us know you'll attend...

YES In My Backyard

My friend Jason is a resident at Accessible Housing and says that “people, if given the right support, can do amazing things.” I’ve found this to be true. When people are given the opportunity to be at home, they emerge to dream again, to rise above limitations and conquer barriers previously perceived...

Team Accessible Sets Records

Congratulations and thank you to the dedicated, hard-working runners and rollers that raced to raise money and awareness on Sunday, May 31 at the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon....