Your gift improves residents’ lives
Calgary is no ordinary city. Yet, along with our spirit, and enviable sense of community, there is a serious lack of affordable housing and services for seniors.
We want to assure Calgary seniors they will have a safe, affordable home with the appropriate services and supports, now and in the future.
While supporting people to age successfully is complex, it is simple to understand that investing in our aging population today benefits us all. When people are properly housed, with quality nutrition, cognitive engagement and a connected community of people around them, they are healthier, happier, safer and more engaged. This helps ease the burden on our healthcare system. Silvera believes it makes good sense – financially and socially – to invest in and develop homes where older individuals can age well, living their best lives.
Silvera Cares Fund
Ensures residents have what they need when their finances can’t quite stretch to cover unexpected expenses. The fund also supports initiatives that celebrate our residents and promote positive mental well-being.
Silvera is one of the few seniors housing providers with a dedicated research program. We strive to break from any conventional thought or practice that is not helpful to us, and continually seek new ways of doing things. Innovation is one of our organizational values!
Community Building Fund
Silvera works with all orders of government to ensure our buildings are maintained and safe and that we are growing our affordable housing portfolio for seniors to meet the need in our community. Community contributions to our capital priorities allow Silvera to strategically allocate and maximize available government funding.
Ways to Give
Monthly gifts support our work in helping seniors add life to their years. Monthly donations add up to make a significant impact to ensure our residents have access to learning, purpose and fun, of course. Not only does it support our work, but monthly donors can also receive up to 53% in tax credits. Please note – you can cancel your monthly gift at any time by emailing us at [email protected] or calling us at 403-470-1412. Click here to donate.
Consider donating publicly traded securities including shares and mutual funds. Click on this form to begin the process.
The Comfort Closets program is a simple and effective way to meet the unplanned, short-term needs of some residents.
Comfort Closets provide hygiene products (shampoo, toothpaste, etc.) and basic supplies (like laundry soap).
Making a donation in honor of someone special is a wonderful way to express your appreciation and show your gratitude for them. Or, make a donation in memory of someone who has impacted your life.
Third-party activities and events are fundraisers that are organized and executed by an individual or group outside of Silvera and in whole or in part benefit Silvera and support our values, purpose, and goals. Silvera supporters have hosted a variety of event types, including:
• Silent auctions
• Garage sales
• Car washes
• Bake sales
• Dinner parties
Let us know
If you’re considering hosting a fundraiser on behalf of Silvera, thank you. Before you begin planning any event or campaign, please review our Third-Party Fundraising Package.
Please note: Silvera does not participate in or support crowdfunding projects such as GoFundMe campaigns.
When you give a legacy gift to Silvera, you provide residents – current and future ones – opportunities and a sense of home they may not otherwise have.
Planned gifts may be through a bequest, a life insurance policy or other planned giving options. A well-planned legacy gift can provide you or your estate with substantial tax savings and financial benefits.
Learn more about the program. We’d be happy to speak with you or your trusted advisors about how your legacy will ensure older Calgarians live their best lives with Silvera.
For more information, please reach out to Nadine Maillot, Senior Manager, Stakeholder and Donor Engagement
Why Support Silvera?
Learn more about Silvera and how we are working to ensure seniors are able to access appropriate housing that is affordable with the right supports.
Your donation goes a long way to helping Silvera help residents in tangible ways, including purchasing supplies for the Comfort Closets in each of our affordable supportive living communities.