Central has had the great fortune of working with many significant and amazing partner organizations over the years. Here are a few links to these partner organizations as well as some information about the nature of our growing partnerships and friendships.
Since 1914, the mission of Wood’s Homes is to promote and assist the development and well-being of children, youth and families within the community. At EXIT Community Outreach this takes the shape of a storefront outreach to young people who have run away, or who are at risk of self-harm, or who are involved with sexual exploitation. EXIT Community Outreach is located in the mission and service building (117 -7th ave) of Central church and have a long term presence to reaching out to at-risk and street entrenched youth aged 12-24.
The Local Library is an award-winning secular, multi-disciplinary, all-ages cultural space that enlivens creativity, animates artistic expression, provides intergenerational skill sharing and resources the emerging creative community of our city. The Local Library is currently housed within the main campus of Central is building an organic and unique partnership that is not based on religious affinity but rather on the shared values of community building, investment in the local arts community, as well as the fundamental belief that creative expression has the power to transform lives, actions and hearts.
“Love for all, Hatred for None” is the inclusive motto of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at. Central has a rich friendship with the Ahmadiyya community and continues to find new ways to partner together in addition to our regular interfaith dialogues and hosting of weekly Muslim prayers.
Central United Church has been a congregation of the United Church of Canada since the Basis of Union in 1925 and is part of the Calgary Presbytery. Central values the inclusive community, theological history and the grassroots ethos of the United Church of Canada.
CUPS is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals and families overcome poverty. CUPS has been a partner with Central since its inception in which Central initially housed and staffed CUPS in those early days.
Inn From the Cold (IFTC) is non-profit organization whose mission is to provide emergency shelter, support and programs to homeless children, their families and others in need. IFTC once operated out of Central’s mission and service building and, although IFTC has found a permanent home, Central continues to serve as an overnight shelter to individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
Local Social Service Organizations
Central is a consistent and care partner to many social service organizations that serve the needs of marginalized populations in inner-city Calgary. Listed here are organizations that we actively support: