Use of Personal Information

The Calgary Homeless Foundation (the “Society”) acknowledges the importance of maintaining the privacy of our stakeholders, strives to embrace best practices and is committed to ensuring that all personal is properly collected, stored and utilized. The Society does not collect personal information unless it relates directly to and is necessary for an operating program or activity of the Society.

The Society maintains the confidentiality and privacy of individuals’ personal and health information while collecting, using and disclosing information in compliance with Alberta’s access and privacy legislation: the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP); and the Health Information Act (HIA). The Society supports the right of individuals or their authorized representatives to access, and request corrections to their personal and health information, subject to any specific restrictions in the legislation.

The Society will collect, use, and disclose personal and health information in a manner that complies with the applicable access and privacy legislation, or the Society’s established policies.

The Society website may collect personal or health information when you voluntarily complete any online application, request form, or survey. Personal or health information collected will only be used for the stated purposes. Information is collected pursuant to Section 33 of FOIP and Sections 18–24 of HIA, as applicable.

Any information collected such as the visitor’s Internet Protocol address, web browser and pages accessed is used internally by the Society in an aggregate form, to help us manage and improve the content and to diagnose technical problems of our website to better serve you.

Donor Recognition

The Society’s customary practice is to acknowledge and thank our donors publicly. We respect the privacy wishes of our donors and we maintain donor anonymity when requested. Requests can be made to

Mailing List Subscription and Contact Information

The Society website provides users the opportunity to subscribe to our mailing list through an online form. We do not share or sell the contact information you provide to third parties. You have the ability to unsubscribe from receiving these communications at any time.

Use of Website Materials

We welcome you to share information you find on this website, subject to the following conditions:

  • Society website content (“Materials”) should shall not be used for commercial purposes;
  • Society shall not be liable for any loss or damage arising from the use of or reliance on any Materials;
  • Use of Materials shall be accompanied by an appropriate source acknowledgement;
  • Materials shall not be modified or distorted and no action shall be taken with respect to Materials that are prejudicial to the Society and/or the author;
  • Links to other websites are provided for convenience only. The Society does not sponsor, nor necessarily endorse or otherwise approve of any information appearing within those websites; and
  • Written permission must be obtained in order to use any Society graphics, including Society logos and photography found on the Society website. Please forward any requests for usage to the Society at

Facebook Guidelines

For the purpose of these Guidelines, “CHF Facebook Page” refers to the Society Facebook Site (; and “Content” includes, but is not limited to, any photo, video, graphics, written or other information that is posted on the CHF Facebook Page.

  1. The Society reserves the right to:
    • Remove any posted Content at any time;
    • Where prior consent to post should have reasonably been obtained due to ownership, copyright, confidentiality, or other reasons, and was not obtained; or
    • That contravenes privacy, copyright and any other laws; or
    • That is inappropriate and/or offensive including, but not limited to, slurs, insults, obscenities, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning language.

All of the above constitute “Prohibited Content.” To report the posting of Prohibited Content or if you are unsure as to whether any material you wish to post qualifies as Prohibited Content, please contact


If you have any questions about our privacy policies and practices, please email our Privacy Officer or designate at or write to Privacy Officer or designate at: 1500 – 615 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2G 4T8.