Ending Homelessness – Changing Lives

Thursday, May 3, 2012
Crowne Plaza, Chateau Lacombe
10111 Bellamy Hill
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Tickets: $49.95 Members (+GST)    $69.95 Non-Members (+GST)
Tables of 8 Available

Ending Homelessness – Changing Lives
Presented by The Edmonton Chamber of Commerce and the Homeless Commission.

Over the last three years, more than 1,600 people have been housed under Edmonton’s Plan to End Homelessness.  Internationally renowned entrepreneur Frank O’Dea, who founded Second Cup, the largest chain of gourmet coffees and teas in the country, fully understands the struggle of beginning a new life off the streets. In his early teens, Frank’s life went off the rails into a downward spiral. Now, a successful businessman, Frank has always believed in the importance of  giving back to the community.

Join fellow business people at this unique opportunity to hear Frank speak, and have a chance to personally make an impact in the goal to end homelessness

To register, please contact the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce:
700, 9990 Jasper Avenue, World Trade Centre Edmonton
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 1P7 Tel: (780) 426-4620

Housing & Homelessness Educational Resources

Capital Region Interfaith Housing Initiative

Educational Resources

February 15, 2012

1)      February 2012 fACT Sheet  “Alberta Budget Analysis”

Edmonton Social Planning Council

http://www.edmontonsocialplanning.ca/images/stories/pdf/FactSheet/fact%20sheet_ab%20budget_2012.pdf

2)       “Edmonton Area Community Plan on Housing and Supports: 2011-2015”

Homeward Trust

http://www.homewardtrust.ca/images/files/2012-01-25-11-02Edmonton%20Area%20Community%20Plan%202011-2015.pdf

3)      “Poverty Costs: An Economic Case for a Preventative Poverty Reduction Strategy in Alberta”

Report, Executive Summary and short online video

Calgary Vibrant Communities Calgary

www.actiontoendpovertyinalberta.ca

4)      “Welcome Home” Program Manual

Program Manual

Training Manual

www.myunitedway.ca/welcome-home

5)      Capital Region Interfaith Housing Initiative Online

Facebook at  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Inter-Faith-Housing-Initiative/118601978241577

Blog at https://interfaithhousinginitiative.wordpress.com

Includes Interfaith Leaders Statement and the Congregational Housing Action Guide