Entries by Tyler Gray

Dear Mouse

** This blog post contains the thoughts of our outgoing Food Recovery Coordinator Nic Olson’s personal blog and is used with his permission ** Dear Mouse, Dear Mouse, You probably don’t remember me, and I don’t blame you. We likely never had a full conversation, except that time on Christmas Day that I picked you […]

Statement on the collapse of the Hawkstone Affordable Housing Development

Today, I set a precedent. I attended a press conference to celebrate affordable housing in Regina outraged, rather than excited. The provincial and federal governments, along with Deveraux Developments, all trumpeted the completion of 30 affordable housing units in a 160 unit building. This development should be celebrated. Mixed income housing in desirable neighbourhoods is […]

Why we participate in 5 Days for the Homeless

Written by: Tyler – HIV Strategy Housing Support Coordinator at Carmichael Outreach As a recent graduate of the University of Regina, I recall all of the discussions that would come up around the time 5 Days 4 the Homeless each year. Generally, narratives began with, they’re just playing homelessness, or they’re just sensationalizing homelessness. These […]

Eli Reynolds Brings the Socks

Eli Reynolds came by Carmichael today to donate over 300 pairs of socks. He is 7 years old. Eli is from Balgonie, Saskatchewan. He wanted to do something for kids his age who were less fortunate than he is. He made speeches at different organizations such as the Fifty Plus Club, the Kinsmen, different churches, […]

A Human Plea

It’s -40 with a windchill. Not uncommon to see vehicles running for 20 minutes while their owners wait for them to warm up. Bundled faces hide behind toques and hoods, big mitts and parkas. But what if you live in abject poverty? What if -40 doesn’t mean you pull your winter parka, toque, and mitts […]

2013 Carmichael Outreach AGM Board Elections

Last night, at Carmichael Outreach’s AGM, we saw the departure of some long-serving board members and some new members elected. First, we would like to thank Board Chair, Jeff Grub, for nearly 5 years of service to Carmichael Outreach. Jeff has provided a steady hand, while empowering staff and volunteers. Jeff has decided to move […]

Public Thank-You to the family and Estate of Marlus Kulas

We would like to publicly thank Marlus Kulas and the Nagy family for their sizeable donation to our organization. Marlus and the Nagy family have been supporters of Carmichael Outreach for many years, and we are truly grateful for such an incredible donation. We couldn’t function as an organization without the thought and care of […]

The People’s Housing Summit and Walk

The ‘Enough Talk, Let’s Walk’ Housing Awareness Walk was a great success earlier this week. On Monday, over 50 citizens joined us to walk from North Central Community Association on 7th and Athol all the way to City Hall. There was a minor hiccup at City Hall, so after a few short presentations by our […]

A Day to Remember

November 11 is a day that we, as a society, remember the sacrifices of the many men and women who have died in horrific stretches of violent conflict in world history. We are closed today as we reflect on their sacrifice, and as I stood at the Cenotaph in Victoria Park today and reflected on their […]