To receive the Homeless Awareness Project information please sign up for this opportunity. Upon signing up, the information will be sent to you via email.About the project: The Calgary Drop-In Centre (the DI) aims to provide educators with holistic tools to teach all grade levels about homelessness and empathy. To meet this need, the DI partnered with the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) to provides resources for Grades 9-12. Book programming directly through the Calgary Homeless Foundation; they will provide in-class support and then refer you back to Creating Kindness YYC to register for a hands-on experience, such as a tour or action project with the DI. About the Calgary Homeless Awareness Project: The Calgary Homeless Awareness Project (CHA) aims to educate youth on issues of homelessness, poverty and disparity. Through education, the CHA hopes to combat stigma and change attitudes surrounding homelessness in the community. For students, it is an opportunity for early exposure to social issues to develop critical thinking, citizenship and empathy. In partnership with the Calgary Board of Education, CHF has created multiple education module pilots for junior and senior high schools across Calgary. CHA hopes that by investing in the future population, a more socially conscious population can be fostered to create sustainable change. The Calgary Drop-in Centre is very proud to partner with the Homeless Awareness project, and the Calgary Homeless Foundation.
Contact Person: Specialist, Community Education & Outreach
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Grades 7-12 have the chance to come to the Calgary Drop In and Rehab Centre Society ( The DI) to tour the building. These tours will provide conversation around the services the DI provides to vulnerable Calgarians.Student will also have the opportunity to participate in an Action Project. This Action Project will include volunteering in our Clothing Room.Clothing Room Volunteers allow Homeless Calgarians to benefit from the constant flow of apparel donations the Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre receives from the community. By helping to stock our Free Clothing Store, they ensure our clients are able to stay warm and dry. These volunteers thrive on turning chaos into order. They are organized, efficient, and don't mind a little bit of heavy lifting. This opportunity can accommodate a class of max 30 students with 4 chaperons.
On a tour, you will be shown every floor of our main building, hear stories about our clients, see our programs in action, and have the opportunity to ask every question they can imagine in a safe and judgment free environment. The Calgary Drop-In Centre is passionate about its tour program and believes that the support of the community is required to impact homelessness and support the people affected by it.
Contact Person: Engagement Coordinator