Entries by Tyler Gray

In with the New…

  With Tyler’s final day having come to a close, we are sad to see him go. He has offered so much to Carmichael Outreach over his four years here, and we wish him all the best on his future endeavors. Now that Tyler has started his new journey, we are excited to welcome Rochelle […]

Out with the Old…

It’s Tyler’s last day at Carmichael Outreach, and after four years, he decided that he wanted to share some parting words. They are below…   My life and community were altered 4 years ago when I walked through the doors of Carmichael Outreach for my first day and started as a Housing Support Coordinator. I […]

Even one, is too many…

“He was one of the smartest people I knew. He knew four languages.” “His life was filled with love.” “I called every day for my baby to come home.” “I miss him a lot. We were brothers.” “I loved my dad. I was such a daddy’s girl. He could always make me laugh.” As I […]

2016 AGM

Thanks to everyone who attended our Annual General Meeting last night, and a huge thank you to all of our donors, volunteers, board, and staff who make each year possible. We wanted to say thank you, and a fond farewell, to one of our longest tenured board members, Michael Brown. Thank you Michael for all […]

Budget Day Musings

Over the past three years, we have spent a substantial amount of time and effort learning about Housing First and how it could impact our community. We have held meetings with various government ministers, and visited various municipalities across our country, learning from both successes and challenges to make sure we are equipped to end […]

Getting your PhD

**We envision the end of homelessness and poverty in our community. Our hope is that by sharing our experiences you might understand why we are passionate about that vision, and join us in changing the DNA of how our community treats homelessness and poverty** Earlier this year, we had a group of university students participating […]

Joanne’s Life Story

  ** This post originally appeared in Volume 10 of the Carmichael Free Press. If you want to tell your story  on  the Free Press, please ask! This is Joanne Wanda Bigsky. I was born on Feb 7, 1966 in a little town called Picture Butte Alberta and my mother’s name is Beatrice Bigsky and my […]

Margaret’s Retirement

How do you say good-bye? It’s a question that I often neglect to ask myself. In fact, many times I find myself taking for granted that the people who are in my life today will always be there. There’s safety found in the familiar, and too many times I find myself realizing that what I’ve […]

2015 AGM and Board Elections

We held our Annual General Meeting on October 21st, 2015. It was a time to celebrate another great year made possible through the generosity of our community and the hard work of our staff and volunteers. This past year, we served 56,529 meals, helped 149 individuals and families find a new home, and had over […]

The Carmichael Free Press

Noel, Rocky, Mike and others sat in the coffee room on a Thursday afternoon and asked what was going on for programming that afternoon. “Art Class!” I (Nic) proclaimed on my way downstairs. I brought up the box of scrapbooking supplies that former gourmet chef and art mastermind Mike Wysminity paid for with money he […]