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

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.


Where: Calgary

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, the ucalgarycares programs are on hold for 2022, therefore registration is not open at this time. Please refer to LSE Events for current events available through the Leadership and Student Engagement office as well as current programs offered through Community Engagement.

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

Application deadline: Applications for this program are no longer being accepted.

Estimated Cost: This program is free for students

Co-Curricular Record: Yes

Please contact slacoop@ucalgary.ca for more information.

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