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David Bissett invests in solutions

One might wonder if reading celebrated Canadian author Malcolm Gladwell’s essay “Million-Dollar Murray” served as a tipping point of sorts for Calgary philanthropist David Bissett. “It really got me thinking,” says the founder of Bissett Investment Management. Gladwell’s 2006 piece in the New Yorker magazine details the challenges of Murray Barr, a chronically homeless man in Reno, Nevada, and the costs to society as a whole. Barr’s plight shines a spotlight on the huge social and financial costs of trying to manage homelessness instead of investing in solutions to end it. It is a short story, but long on food for thought. Bissett, ...

Stepping Stone Manor a real home for 30

A new assisted-living project built by Cedarglen Living for the Calgary Homeless Foundation was celebrated by the community on April 28, 2014.

BD&P invests in a better city

John Brussa spends a lot of time in boardrooms talking with captains of industry, but the Vice Chair and Partner at Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP — and one of the most influential tax lawyers in Canada — also gets a lot from the breakfast conversations he has with homeless people at a downtown shelter. “We live in such a rarified environment in downtown Calgary,” he says. “But when you put a face to homelessness — some of them with drug and mental health issues — there are a lot of people who are just struggling.” Brussa, a member of the RESOLVE Cabinet, was more than happy to throw BD&P’s support behind the Campaign. ...

Striking the spark of progress

RESOLVE Partners, Cabinet members and staff gathered on May 14, 2014 at the Avison Young Club to celebrate the Campaign’s progress thus far and to inspire continued momentum in the drive to raise money for homes for 3,000 vulnerable and homeless individuals. The “Striking the Spark” event showed what a truly collaborative effort RESOLVE is and how each person plays an important part in the success of the Campaign. Despite different mandates and backgrounds, everyone came together with the common goal of raising $120 million to help end homelessness. The distinctiveness and variety of each Partners’ projects was on display around the ...

Legal breakfasts a hit

RESOLVE Cabinet member Craig Hill hosted two breakfasts, one in November 2013, and one in April 2014, to tell leading law firms about the RESOLVE Campaign and encourage them to get involved.