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Open Doors, Change Lives

For many Calgarians with limited mobility, there are barriers to finding a home that is both affordable and accessible. Some of our residents have experienced homelessness, depression, addictions, isolation and painful health challenges. Having a safe place to call home can change a life for the better. This holiday season, consider giving the gift of home and support. Your donation will open doors and eliminate barriers to independence. By donating, you help people have a home that is safe, secure, affordable and accessible. Give the gift of peace of mind to a family like Barry’s. Give the gift of security and dignity to a person leaving homelessness, like Karen. Give the gift of belonging to a person suffering from isolation and depression, like Virginia. “It all starts with having a place you can call home.” – Barry, Accessible Housing Resident. Click here to donate today.

Thanks for supporting Dinner for Doors

Thank you to everyone who came out and celebrated this year’s Dinner for Doors. The evening was a huge success! We are blown away by the generosity of our supporters and with the funds raised, allowing us to support Calgarians with limited mobility so that they can thrive, dream and be part of community in meaningful ways. Many thanks to our generous Platinum Sponsor First Calgary Financial. We are appreciative of their continued support of Accessible Housing. During the evening, we presented three Heart of Community Awards to Sean Crump, Christin Elawny and Nabeel Ramji. We are thrilled to celebrate and recognize these inspiring individuals. Our silent auction raised $10,000 thanks to generous donations from local businesses and community partners. Thank you to each and every contributor to the silent auction! Many thanks to our incredible sponsors: First Calgary (Platinum Sponsor), Onward Integrated Solutions (Silver Sponsor), Dandy Brewing Company (Bar Sponsor), and the Calgary Construction Association (Entertainment Sponsor). Click here to view our Dinner for Doors 2018 photo album. We still have $3,000 to go to reach our fundraising goal! If you were inspired by the evening, and haven’t had time to make a donation, please consider doing so today.

2018 Awards

We are pleased to announce three deserving recipients of our Heart of Community awards that will be presented at Dinner for Doors on October 11, 2018: These three amazing Calgarians are doing important work in our city, and helping us get a little bit closer every day to a place where everyone has a home and belongs in community. Sean Crump is the founder and President of Universal Access, a new social business with a mandate to improve accessibility and create equity of access for everyone. As a wheelchair user himself, Sean has had the unique experience of knowing the power of accessibility, but also remembers a time before his accident when accessibility wasn’t something he considered. Sean is passionate about social and systems change, and his company is dedicated to helping companies create spaces and places where all people can participate. From conferences and events to coffee shops, large commercials spaces, and even golf tournaments, Sean’s team is working with the Calgary community to help address barriers and improve their spaces and places that everyone can enjoy. Christin Elawny is a labour and employment lawyer at Field Law, with over a decade of experience in helping employers with complex...Read More→

Accessible Housing’s AGM 2018

Thank you to everyone that joined us at our AGM on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge. The past year was an incredible year of transitions and changes! Moving forward, we are pleased to announce our new mission and values. It is an important change that recognizes that people come first. To view the photos from our AGM, please click here. We are so appreciative of our community partners, donors, collaborators and friends for their continued support of our work. Thank you for helping us make Calgary a more accessible city for all! Here’s to another fantastic year.