What is love?

Fundraising Gala for Emma House

The ‘What is Love?’ Fundraiser Gala is Emma House’s annual fundraising event and is an opportunity to connect together with leaders, entrepreneurs, social activists, and businesses in Calgary, to network, leverage joint resources and connect on a common cause: to end homelessness among pregnant women and youth in Calgary and area.  

The theme, ‘What is Love?’ urges us to consider what real love is and how we show it in our daily lives. This event provides an opportunity for Calgarians to join together and demonstrate love by supporting those in need.

Featuring Special Guest Speaker: Laureen Harper

Laureen Harper, wife of Canada’s 22nd Prime Minster, is a leader, influencer, and social activist. Laureen supports and advocates for addressing complex social issues including animal welfare, bullying, and women empowerment. She is also a foundation board member and supporter of the Trans Canada Rail. Laureen is very active in the community and believes in bringing people together to collaborate and enact change. Get ready to be inspired!

The event will take place at the Calgary Golf and Country Club and will include a 4-course meal, wine with dinner, stories from past Emma House residents, and musical performances by jazz guitarist Pat Moore.

Pat has been performing and teaching classical and jazz guitar for more than 40 years. He studied personally with the legendary Ted Greene and has performed with many influential artists including Paul Brandt!  

There will also be a live auction and a cash bar!

Cocktails at 6:00pm

Dinner at 6:30pm

About Emma House

Emma House is a safe and supportive transitional housing program for expectant mothers ages 12+ who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness in Calgary and area.  We are dedicated to breaking the cycle of homelessness among pregnant women/youth and have provided housing and support for pregnant mothers since 1992.

Initiated by two police officers and a group of individuals concerned about the lack of support and shelters available for pregnant women and youth facing homelessness, Emma House welcomed its first resident in a rented church manse. In years since, Emma House has provided shelter and support to over 150 expectant mothers from across Canada; encouraging women/youth to build new lives away from violence, poverty, or addiction.

Our vision is healthy mothers and babies living in community and our mission is to provide housing and support for pregnant women and youth experiencing or at risk of homelessness; empowering them to move out of vulnerability and into a healthy and sustainable life for them and their child.

If you would like to support the event but are unable to attend, we invite you to make a tax-deductible donation at the bottom of this page.

Emma House is grateful for donations of all sizes and all donations will contribute to Emma House’s operating and programming costs.

Thank you for your generous support!

As per the Albert Charitable Fundraising Act and Regulations Section 4(1)(c) and 4(2); with this fundraising appeal, we hope to raise $200,000, at an estimated cost of $13,000. All raised funds will go directly towards board approved programs, projects and operating costs. Contact Carmin Moore at carmin@emmahouse.ca   
Tax receipts will be issued in February 2020 for all donations received in the current tax year. Tax receipts for event tickets will be issued minus the costs of the event. For example, the event costs Emma House $100/person, therefore tax receipts will be issued in the amount of $50 for the purchase of an individual ticket. For sponsorships, the cost of $100/ticket will be deducted from the tax receipt; if no tickets are requested then nothing will be deducted.

Individual Ticket

$150 CAD

Table of 10

10 tickets, logo recognition at the front entrance and on table

$1,500 CAD

Level 1 Sponsorship

2 tickets, multi-media recognition and verbal mention at gala, logo recognition on the event’s website, a feature story on Emma House’s website highlighting your sponsorship, and social media mention of your company leading up to the event

$2,500 CAD

Level 2 Sponsorship

Everything from Level 1 Sponsorship - Plus 8 tickets and the opportunity to introduce our key note speaker, Laureen Harper

$5,000 CAD


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Make a donation

Make a one time donation to Emma House

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Calgary Golf and Country Club
909 50 Ave SW
Calgary Alberta T2H 1Y3
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Contact the organizer:

Carmin Moore


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