Calgary (June 28, 2021) – Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) announced last week the appointment of BOWEN Group’s Vice President of Corporate Development, Patricia Kaiser, as the new Chair of CHF’s Board of Directors.
Patricia has been an active member of CHF’s board for the last three years and served as the Chair of the HR and Governance Committee this past year. With a strong reputation in the community as a respected business leader, Patricia brings over 25+ years of senior executive experience to CHF’s board. She also maintains her ICD.D designation, certified from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, representing her lifelong commitment to excellence in the boardroom, a desire to stay current and to be a more effective director.
“I’m honoured to be stepping in as Board Chair for the Calgary Homeless foundation,” Patricia says. “Over the past several years I’ve had the opportunity to witness the amazing work of the CHF team – guiding the fight to end homelessness in Calgary – and I’m looking forward to continuing this work with my board colleagues, alongside Patricia Jones and her team in their efforts to serving those most vulnerable.”
Over the past year with the challenges of COVID-19, Calgary Homeless Foundation, in collaboration with their agency partners and supporters were able to create safe self-isolation spaces for more than 700 people and more than 200 of those people were discharged into housing. Another 2,272 individuals and families were also housed or diverted away from homelessness. Through the efforts of HomeSpace, a CHF partner, and the generosity of many Calgary builders, 140 new housing units were constructed around the city offering various services to meet the needs of populations as diverse as youth, seniors, individuals facing mental health issues, disabilities, addictions, and significant financial barriers. These buildings will have a lasting impact in our city and are life changing for the residents.
“Over this past year, Calgary Homeless Foundation has received unbelievable support from our agency partners, the Alberta Government, donors, volunteers and of course our Board,” Patricia Jones, President and CEO of CHF, says. “I am so pleased to have the opportunity to work more closely with Pat as our new Board Chair. Her energy and dedication to our purpose will help to accelerate our plans and will allow us to continue the momentum we’ve been able to generate within the Homeless Serving System of Care.”
About Calgary Homeless Foundation
The Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) is a registered charity that exists to guide the fight to end homeless in Calgary. Through systems-level leadership and a collaborative approach, CHF is a catalyst of transformation for systems and service agencies to optimize client success. CHF focuses on four spheres of influence: Research and Data, Community Mobilization, Funder of Outcomes and Impact, and Public and Political Will. CHF addresses gaps and identifies best practices to enhance the homeless-serving system of care. For more information, visit www.calgaryhomeless.com.
About BOWEN Group
BOWEN Group is Canada’s leading recruitment and contractor management firm. Throughout its 47-year history, BOWEN Group has transformed the human capital space and placed more than 130,000 people in jobs across the country. With a commitment to championing inclusive cultures, harnessing diverse talent and enriching safe working environments, it’s BOWEN Group’s mission to make people matter.