Calgary's 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness (Plan) was first published in January 2008, and was updated to reflect new learnings in January 2011.
10 Year Plan Re-visited in 2014
The 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness in Calgary (10 Year Plan) was initially published in January 2008. The 10 Year Plan was updated and published again in January 2011. The Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) will revisit the 10 Year Plan for the third time, resulting in publishing an update in June 2014.
As we work on re-visiting the plan, CHF will work towards creating goals that are economically viable, technically feasible, environmentally compatible, publically acceptable, and repeatedly measurable.
We met with community in November 2013 to seek input. Our commitment was to report back to community the results from the consultation and outline our actions moving forward.
The CHF is hosting two more Community Events to report back on the information we have collected over the last several months.
We are asking you to attend one of the following events:
- Monday April 7th at 7:00 p.m.– Community Event at the Calgary Dream Centre (parking and entrance in the back) Register here
- Tuesday April 8th at 7:00 p.m. - Community Event at the Calgary Dream Centre (parking and entrance in the back) 7:00 p.m. Register here
If you have comments or questions about the 10 Year Plan Re-Visit please email info(at)calgaryhomeless.com
Consultation and Inputs
The CHF oversees implementation of the Plan along with its partners, which include homeless-serving agencies, those at risk of or experiencing homelessness, the private sector, government partners, researchers and academics, the faith community and Calgarians. The plan is owned by the community requiring participation and endorsement from stakeholders.
Community consultation is critical to the successful implementation of the plan. It provides a way to incorporate the public’s values, interests, and needs in the decision making process. The CHF understands those affected by homelessness need opportunity to share insight and experience to deepen the understanding of the issue; CHF will create various opportunities for the information to be shared.
Please take this survey - we need your input!
What's included in the Plan?
Commitment to end homelessness by 2018
Housing First Saves Money
In fiscal 2012, CHF provided housing with support to 759 adults. These individuals had complex needs that required either permanent supportive housing or housing with intense supports. The outcomes achieved clearly demonstrate the benefits of providing people with housing and support. In particular, reductions in public system use demonstrate the cost-benefits. Read the summary of our findings HERE.
Calgary's Plan to End Youth Homelessness
Read the Plan to End Youth Homelessness (PDF).
On the journey to end homelessness in Calgary, it became clear that young people (under the age of 24) require a plan tailored to their unique needs. This is the first city-wide plan of its kind in Canada, and was launched in August 2011.
The Youth Plan includes three strategies:
The ASCHH Plan to End Aboriginal Homelessness
We congratulate the Aboriginal Standing Committee on Housing and Homelessness (ASCHH) on the launch of their Plan to End Aboriginal Homelessness in Calgary.
In Calgary’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness, two key issues are identified relative to Aboriginal people at risk of or experiencing homelessness.
- Aboriginal people are over-represented among Calgary’s homeless population. It is estimated that while Aboriginal people represent 2 to 3% of Calgary’s population, in an August 2012 point in time count they were 21% of the city’s homeless population.
- Aboriginal people take unique paths into homelessness and as a result require unique strategies to prevent homelessness for those at risk and unique housing and support programs for those experiencing homelessness.
Moving forward, the CHF will collaborate with ASCCH to:
- engage in research on issues and solutions specific to Aboriginal people at risk of or experiencing homelessness,
- ensure Aboriginal representation on the Homeless Management Information System advisory committee,
- support appropriate policy development related to Aboriginal homelessness,
- provide Aboriginal awareness training for our community of service providers,
- seek Aboriginal input into housing and support programs so they are meaningful and relevant, and
- specifically target resources for Aboriginal housing and programs.
The CHF considers the ASCHH an important partner and we will continue to work together to end Aboriginal homelessness in Calgary. Learn more about the Aboriginal Plan at www.aschh.ca.