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Grade 4-6 Creating Kindness YYC Curriculum

The Calgary Drop-In Centre (the DI) is positioned to be the most effective housing-focused shelter in North America, but we can't do it alone. Partnering with local agencies, the DI is committed to community education and empowerment particularly with youth. By having open and educational conversation about homelessness and poverty, the DI is optimistic that our community's young people will grow up compassionate, inclusive and solutions-based in regards to homelessness.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for this Guide on Creating Kindness, please contact the Specialist, Community Education & Outreach
community@thedi.ca


This curriculum was created in partnership with the Phoenix Foundation.

Funding made possible by the Calgary Foundation.


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Grade 9-12- Homeless Awareness Project

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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I May Not Have a Home But I Have Rights Book

I May Not Have a Home- I May Not Have a Home is written from lived experience and illustrated by children. I May Not Have A Home is an educational tool designed to start meaningful discussion about homelessness and human rights. The book is inspired by the Homeless Charter of Rights, pairing each right with a child's drawing. The book attempts to create an environment of education, eliminating fears around what we may not understand.


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School Tours & Action Project

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.


Contact Person: Specialist, Community Education & Outreach

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Donation Centre - Group

Did you know that the Drop-In's Donation Centre serves as a hub for a variety of needs of both DI guests and Calgarians receiving support from a variety of non-profits throughout the city? Unlike our other volunteer opportunities, the Donation Centre is perfect for all ages. You and your group will sort through community donations and ensure that vulnerable Calgarians get the items needed for a chance to break the cycle of homelessness.


Contact Person: Engagement Coordinator

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Christmas-Fill a Sock

For years, Fill a Sock has brought holiday joy to our clients at the DI. Our way of showing that the vibrant Calgary community cares for them, is by giving each client a Sock with items that will put a smile on their face.


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Sandwich Making for the DI

The Calgary Drop-in & Rehab Centre shares nearly 1,200 sandwiches a day (600 bagged lunches) with our clients who will be away from our regular meal service times. Most are those who are working during the day and need a lunch or those who work night shifts and take a bagged lunch for their supper.

This is an offsite activity at a time and location of your convenience. Tax receipts are available when original receipts are provided.


Contact Person: Engagement Coordinator

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