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Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Aug 10, 2020 | News

For over 40 years, our organization has been providing affordable housing to Calgarians in need. We have been an integral part of our community and want to ensure we continue to do so in the future.

As our community continues to evolve and grow so must we. To strengthen our bond and continue to address the changing needs of our community we identified the importance of examining and clarifing our “why”. Our ability to clearly express our purpose and the importance of our work directly impacts our capacity to inspire the support we need to create the future we want to see.

Over the past 18 months, we have been through a comprehensive process engaging staff, tenants, stakeholders and the community. This experience has injected a renewed sense of purpose and energy into the organization and a deeper understanding of the impact and value of the work we do.  

As we evolve with our community, we honour our history and recognize the support and dedication of those who have helped shape our organization. We look to the future with conviction in our purpose and steadfast committment to achieve it.

As part of this process our name and logo changed. Our new name Forward Housing and our new logo are a reflection of our purpose and the values we hold true. Forward Housing, denotes the desires of those we serve and our purpose, the reason we exist.

Our tenants are as diverse as our community. They vary in age, gender and background. They are in different stages of life, some are retired, and others have young families, or are single. But they all share one thing in common; the desire to feel safe, to have stability, to have a place to call home. Having a home is much more than a place to rest your head at night. A home affords you the opportunity to build a life, to move forward. A home allows you to thrive not just survive.

Forward Housing exists to create homes where everyone can thrive.

We’re proud to share with you this congratulatory video from Mayor Nenshi. Thank you, Mayor, for your ongoing support!

We thank the Calgary Foundation who, through its Community Grant,  made this process possible. We would also like to thank our valued supporters and community collaborators for their input and engagement throughout this process. We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to the entire Forward Housing staff and board team. Their unwavering dedication and support throughout this process and their tireless commitment to the people and the communities we serve is nothing short of inspirational.

We invite you to join us in the pursuit to create homes where everyone can thrive.