Dave & Hannah's passion and history in social justice issues led them to volunteering at the Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre. What they kept hearing from the people living there was similar.
Once you are living in a homeless shelter, the barriers to get out of the cycle are impossible to solve by yourself. After speaking with multiple agencies, they confirmed that employment for people faced with homelessness or transitioning is a barrier.  Employers are not equip or willing to take a chance, and without stable employment, you can’t find or keep your home, creating a loop that keeps people stuck in our systems and in poverty. It's why the housing first initiative is so important and for those that can work, creating an employment model to support them as they transition into housing is also important. 
There was a gap, and after years of volunteering and research, speaking to social service agencies and finding a business model to support it, Dave & Hannah decided to use their entrepreneurial background, deep love for community & blend it with their passion for social justice issues to address employment barriers for people who face poverty barriers.

I’ve taken some upgrading, attended workshops, I am ready to work but no one will take a chance on me.
— explained Denis, who had been living at the local homeless shelter for a few years.


Tell us a little a bit about you.

We don’t need an official resume, just fill out the info below and give as much information as you can.

Full Name *
Full Name
Example: The Alex, FreshStart, Calgary Drop-In, The Mustard Seed, Mustard Seed, etc. Please list all of them.
Include name of company, how long you were there and the skills and abilities.
Who, how or what organization did you hear about us from?
Please tell us some short term goals or any barriers you may need assistance with like no ID, no bank account, housing etc.
Do you have your SIN? *
If it's a no, we can help you obtain it so you can work.
Are you legally able to work in Canada?
By clicking this box, I certify that all the information I have provided is true. I have read and understood the CMNGD employment process and I am taking the 1st step by putting my name on the CMNGD On Call list. *
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Due to high volume, we can only take online applications, otherwise you can snail mail your resume to us, no drop offs or visits as we are a warehouse environment.  If these options do not work, please Contact Us.