Our Ignite Opioid Awareness Project is winding down, and December is your last chance to purchase art created by individuals who’ve experienced the opioid crisis. Give a gift that not only inspires, but helps to raise awareness of the crisis… Read More
Right now, over 750 youth in Calgary don’t have a safe, stable place to call home. Through the Raising the Roof campaign, the Calgary John Howard Society (CJHS) is raising money for our youth housing program through the sale of toques, baseball… Read More
Our extraordinary team of riders and walkers braved the chilly weather to raise $9,000 for CJHS at the Ride for Refuge on Sept. 29, 2018. It was a fun day and great to see so many supporters helping us in… Read More
Ignite is the Calgary John Howard Society’s public awareness project that is showcasing art representing individuals’ experiences with substance use and the stigma associated with it. Kim, one of the Ignite participants, shares her story with us.
Alex is a hockey enthusiast. He’s also a chef, athlete and gentleman. “But it’s just common courtesy,” the modest 23-year-old protests of his conscious effort to hold doors open for anyone nearby. Alex has been coming to the Calgary John… Read More
Imagine that you’re 6 years old and your grandma — even though she doesn’t have much money — buys you a shiny new orange shirt for the first day of school and you are so excited to wear it and… Read More
When September rolls around, you never know what kind of weather you’re going to get at the CJHS annual BBQ — but, thankfully, Sept. 6, 2018 got plenty of shine! Over 150 clients, staff, supporters and community gathered to eat… Read More
The backyard firepit at one of our youth homes has always been a special place where the youth can come together but, over time, it started to fall apart. BURNCO, an aggregate construction materials company in Calgary, heard this and were… Read More
CTV News at 6 featured the Ignite Opioid Awareness Project on Aug. 1, 2018. Ignite is an art-based public awareness initiative, funded by Alberta Health, that aims to reduce the stigma associated with substance use.
It wasn’t long ago that Michael was battling his own addictions. Now, thanks in part to the home he found through one of CJHS’s housing programs, he’s able to use his lived experience to help others as a support and… Read More