Inglewood Opportunity Hub

The Inglewood Opportunity Hub (The ‘Hub’) is a one-stop-shop designed to cater to vulnerable young people, offering a range of services all under one roof. This approach eliminates the challenges of navigating complex systems spread across different locations.

The Hub is dedicated to enhancing access to wellness opportunities, mentorship through peers and volunteers, single session walk-in therapy, addictions support and learning, skill development, and employment opportunities. These services are tailored to address the needs of multi-barriered young people up to the age of 29.

For general inquiries, contact us through one of the resources below. Specific support contacts are provided for addictions support, employment support, YCAP inquiries, and general needs.

General information or inquiries: 403 774 1674  or [email protected]

After Hours Support through Eastside Community Mental Health Services: 403-299-9699

Addictions support: [email protected]

Employment support: [email protected]

YCAP information or inquiries: [email protected]

Basic Needs, Mental Health Concerns & General Inquiries: [email protected]

The Inglewood Opportunity Hub focuses on three main areas:

Well-Being, Mental and Physical Health

Specialized Employment Support

Housing Services and Support


The Youth Culinary Arts Program prepares at-risk, homeless young people (15-29) for employment in the culinary field. Participants receive 9-12 weeks of on-site training from Red Seal chefs at no cost. Alongside culinary skills, a dedicated youth counsellor provides support in mental health, employment, and housing, emphasizing essential life skills. This program addresses a gap in alternative employment programs for multi-barriered young people in Calgary and the surrounding area.

Program Highlights:

· 9-12 weeks of training for employment in the restaurant/food industry.

· Hands-on instruction in a commercial kitchen, including menu design.

· Skills in conflict management, professional conduct, and teamwork within a supportive learning environment.

· Ongoing employment support and opportunities.

Linking Employment Abilities and Development (LEAD) – Employment Program

LEAD is an employment training program offering young people (ages 15-29) valuable skills for both work and home life. The focus is on job attainment, core life skills, financial literacy, leadership, conflict management, school re-engagement, career development, resume building, and job search skills. Supported by the United Way of Calgary & Area and individual donors.

Program Features:

· Assistance with job attainment and maintenance.

· Development of core life skills, financial literacy, and leadership abilities.

· Support for school re-engagement and career development.

· Provision of necessary certifications and work attire, including safety equipment.

New Horizon, launched in 2010 in partnership with Horizon Housing Society and the Calgary Homeless Foundation, provides stable, supportive housing for young adults (ages 18-29) at risk of homelessness. Temporary, low-cost apartment units are available in three community buildings and at the Wood’s Homes Inglewood Campus. Residents receive individualized support, including guidance on budgeting, grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning, setting up bank accounts, and finding/keeping employment.

Supportive Features:

· Individualized support for a successful transition to independence.

· Access to various programs offered at the Inglewood Campus.

· Programs include employment training, physical wellness support, mental health support, addictions support, peer support groups, recreational activities, and basic needs support.

For more information, call 403-860-6521 or visit SORCe Calgary at 316 7 Avenue SE, Unit #2.

Home to the YCAP Market

The YCAP Market, a social enterprise of Wood’s Homes, employs students from the Youth Culinary Arts Program. It features the food and products created by these students. Located at the Inglewood Opportunity Hub at 1008 14 St. S.E. in Calgary.

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Please contact (403) 774 1676 or [email protected] for more information.