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Christmas Appeal 2014 Numerical Reveal
$67,088.00!!! That's how much you have helped us raise with our Christmas Appeal for 2014. Thank you to all the individuals, businesses, and community groups that gave so generously. We saw significant increases in usage for all of our services this year, so this is great news for us. Thanks again Regina, The Carmichael Outreach Team
George Palmer Notice of Passing
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of George Palmer, the original Executive Director and founder of Carmichael Outreach Inc. George was one of Regina’s best, and a man who embodied the values of the organization that he spent 20 years of time and effort on. George was a champion for individuals and families facing the challenges of extreme poverty and worked tirelessly and to his limit to meet the needs of the community to the best of his ability. George was generous and faithful, persevering through the difficult early years of a fledgling organization, often working without pay to ensure that the members of his own community would be able to access vital services each day...
Our New Year's Resolutions
It’s New Years Day, 2015, and as we reflect on the past year and look forward, there are many thoughts going through our brains at Carmichael Outreach. This year, it felt like we had a long conversation about poverty, it’s effects, and the experiences of the individuals and families who find themselves at Carmichael Outreach. Each day, our community members come to access food, or clothing, or help maintaining housing because they are unable to overcome the challenges and barriers they face for a variety of different reasons...
A Day to Remember
Today 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 sacrifices, there was something new for me, and all of us, to consider – Does my remembrance extend beyond the physical sacrifice made by so many? Does my remembrance recognize the values that embraced such sacrifice? Often we hear the word freedom, and yet freedom doesn’t seem to fully express the virtues and values that our ancestors stood for...
At Carmichael Outreach, hope is given a space to grow and those struggling with addictions, poverty, health issues and overwhelming life crisis are shown that people care and are willing to help.