Community Based Mental Health Supports

LAMDA and Calgary Housing Company Celebrate Over 30 Years of Partnership LAMDA is a mental health and housing support agency. They’ve partnered with Calgary Housing Company for over 30 years and work as community advocates for those experiencing mental illnesses. LAMDA was founded by Dr. Mary Dumka. Dr. Dumka is a psychiatrist who was overseeing […]

Heavy Rainfall Warning Issued for Calgary

Heavy Rainfall Warning Issued for Calgary A rainfall warning has been issued for the City of Calgary by Environment and Climate Change Canada. “A prolonged and significant rainfall event will bring 75 to 125 mm of rain by Wednesday morning. Heavy rain will continue to spread north this morning. Rain will persist over the area […]

National Volunteer Week Profile: Gerre Johnson and the Manchester Community Pantry

Gerre Johnson and the Manchester Community Pantry National Volunteer Week runs April 24 to 30. Gerre Johnson has been running the Community Pantry program in the Calgary Housing Company-managed Manchester 3 building on and off for over a decade. It’s pretty much a full time job for her to get the monthly pantry boxes together. […]

Celebrating CHC Partner Edgemont Community Association

Community Association Awareness Month Celebrating CHC Partner Edgemont Community Association “Every now and then I will throw on a pot of coffee and invite the moms in, and that’s when you find out what people really need. Someone will mention needing a mattress or something else and I can put the word out in the […]

Social Work Week: A Tenant Liaison’s Story on Making Residents’ Lives Better

Social Work Week: A Tenant Liaison’s Story on Making Residents’ Lives Better “Always be kind. Always keep trying. Don’t throw someone away because they aren’t doing the right thing right now.” When Suzanne White first started at Calgary Housing Company (CHC), there were only 4,000 residents; today there are almost 25,000. She was the first […]

Springtime Resources for CHC Tenants

Springtime Resources for CHC Tenants Spring is here! We’ve compiled some helpful resources from the City of Calgary on springtime activities you can do with the whole family, springtime activities specifically for kids, and spring cleaning and gardening resources available from the City! See below for: Spring time Activities Activities for Kids Spring Cleaning and Yard […]

Milestone Brings Village Commons One Step Closer

Major Milestone Brings Village Commons One Step Closer at East Village Place Construction at the Village Commons has wrapped up and CHC’s partner carya has moved in – exciting developments that bring us one step closer to realizing the vision of a new community hub at Calgary Housing Company’s East Village Place. Village Commons is […]

Fire Prevention: Serve up fire safety in the kitchen

Fire Prevention: Serve up fire safety in the kitchen Serve up fire safety in the kitchen with info and video resources provided by our friends at the Calgary Fire Department. Most cooking fires start in the kitchen from overheated cooking oil or food left cooking on the stovetop unattended. Check out tips, links and video […]

Free Virtual Tax Clinics in Calgary

Free Virtual Tax Clinics in Calgary Free tax clinics are still taking place during COVID-19 which you may be eligible for if you have modest income and a simple tax situation. Free tax clinics will have criteria to determine whether you qualify for free tax filing service. Generally you may be eligible for help at […]

November 22 is National Housing Day

November 22 is National Housing Day Join us in celebrating the achievements of our sector, while recognizing the work that still needs to be done, so that all Canadians have a safe place to call home. COVID-19 has reminded everyone of how important it is to have access to safe and affordable housing. In a […]