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President and CEO Dr. John Rook Resigns from Calgary Homeless Foundation: Formal Search to Commence

CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/13/14 -- The Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) announces that President and CEO Dr. John Rook has resigned from the Calgary Homeless Foundation effective immediately. The Board of Directors wishes to thank Dr. Rook, a champion of ending homelessness, for his contributions to the CHF and 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness in Calgary (10 Year Plan).

A formal search for a replacement will be conducted. Meanwhile, Gerrad Oishi, Vice President Social Enterprise, will serve as Interim President and CEO.

"The Board is committed to the vision of ending homelessness in Calgary by 2018," said Alan Norris, chair of the CHF Board of Directors. "We have confidence in the management team and staff as they continue to make significant progress on 10 Year Plan goals."

The CHF leads implementation of Calgary's 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness in partnership with the homeless-serving agencies, the private sector, government partners, the faith community, other foundations and all Calgarians to end homelessness once and for all. For more information, visit

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