Getting back to work: Cordax donates coveralls and workwear for Calgary Drop-In Centre clients

This  Calgary Drop-In Centre video  explains how the facility is so much more than an emergency shelter.

This Calgary Drop-In Centre video explains how the facility is so much more than an emergency shelter.

‘Together, we can improve the lives of those who are less fortunate’

Dec. 6, 2018

It’s a place of courage, hope and new beginnings.

And it’s a place where lives get rebuilt, one step at a time.

The Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre cares for the most vulnerable members of our society, and works with a network of agencies to end chronic homelessness in Calgary.

Food, clothing and shelter are just the beginning, though. The centre’s Employment Training and Support Program prepares people for the workplace—with a series of 17 job-ready certifications like WHMIS, forklift and flag person training, as well as computer literacy, resume writing and mock interviews.

With a job placement program, a pre-apprenticeship WoodWorks program, and its three-week-long Employment Services Training (EST) program, the centre produces 160 graduates a year—and has awarded more than 600 certifications to date.

We can all play an active role in getting people back to work. Recently, Cordax Evaluation Technologies donated nine tubs of coveralls and workwear to the Calgary Drop-In Centre to help ease the burden for those re-entering the workforce.

“Together, we can improve the lives of those who are less fortunate,” says Sandra Clarkson, executive director of the centre. “We depend on people like you to meet the increasingly complex and diverse needs of our clients.

“Thank you for your generous donation and heartfelt support.”