8 exciting accomplishments at RESOLVE in 2016

  • RESOLVE's new billboard for the public awareness campaign
With nine Partners, over 40 volunteers and many more stakeholders in the community who are committed to our cause, we have a lot going on! Here are some highlights from the last year.

1. Two mortgages were retired

The mortgages on Acadia Place (Calgary Homeless Foundation) and Beltline Apartment (The Mustard Seed) were retired in May thanks to an anonymous donor through Calgary Foundation. This is key to make sure these agencies can continue to offer low rents on a sustainable basis.

2. We opened the doors to three new buildings

Stepping Stone Manor, a home for 30 vulnerable and homeless individuals, opened in July. Providence House, a home for 24 women experiencing or at risk of homelessness, opened in September. Aurora on the Park opened in November for 25 people experiencing homelessness, addiction and limited mobility.

3. Construction started on two new projects

Prelude in Radisson Heights (Calgary Homeless Foundation) broke ground in May. Construction on Inclusio (Accessible Housing) began in September.

4. Two of our Partners received government commitments

The new Bedford House (Calgary John Howard Society) received $3 million in government commitments, allowing the agency to move forward and begin preparing for construction. Accessible Housing’s Inclusio received $4 million.

5. Two development permit applications moved forward

The development permit application for The Glamorgan Project (Horizon Housing Society) was approved in early December. The development permit application for the NE Seniors Project (Trinity Place Foundation of Alberta) was submitted in mid-December.

6. Support services added for 224 tenants and other vulnerable individuals

The Mustard Seed opened a new integrated multidisciplinary Wellness Centre in the 1010 Centre in October. Here tenants can receive medical care, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, massage therapy, chiropractic care, addictions counselling, advocacy and spiritual care.

7. Sheryl Barlage was named “Outstanding Fundraising Professional”

Sheryl Barlage, RESOLVE’s Executive Director, was honoured as this year’s “Outstanding Fundraising Professional” at the Generosity of Spirit Awards in November.

8. We won an award for our 2015-2016 Report to Community

Our 2015-2016 Report to Community won a MarCom Gold Award for exceeding the high standards of the marketing and communication industry norms.