Homelessness at Home - Calgary

In our longest running ucalgarycares program, you will explore the complexities of homelessness and mental health while working with the Mustard Seed and other organizations in Calgary.

Homelessness at Home (Virtual) - Calgary

Want to learn more about privilege, homelessness and mental health? ucalgarycares Homelessness at Home is a co-curricular program where students learn about these topics and more through workshops, volunteerism and reflection. Over February Reading Week, the students engage with local organizations that address homelessness in Calgary. The activities they have taken part in range from serving meals to clients to getting Naloxone training.

Program Information Session #1: Sept. 28, noon – 1 p.m. (online)

Program Information Session #2: Sept. 29, 4 – 5 p.m. (online)

Register for the Homelessness at Home program to be sent the link for the information sessions.


When: Feb. 16 - 19, 2021

Where: Calgary

Prior to February, the participants attend four workshops to prepare them for their Reading Week experience. This is a great way to gain experience, get Co-Curricular Record credit, develop leadership skills, make friends and have a great time.

More information

Estimated Cost: To be determined

Co-Curricular Record: Yes

Please contact slacoop@ucalgary.ca for more information or if you have any financial concerns.

Additional Considerations

You must demonstrate extra sensitivity when working with vulnerable populations through this program.

The 2021 itinerary for this program is subject to change.

I am grateful that I had the opportunity to participate in Homelessness at Home. I found it to be a very enriching experience, which provided me with the knowledge and resources to make a difference in the lives of others.

2019 Participant