The CACHH executive has approved a revised framework for the CACHH after much consultation. Please review the document. How do you wish to get involved?!
As Chair I am pleased to work with my fellow elected organizational members including Andrea Silverstone – Vice Chair, Leslie McMechan – Treasurer. I thank the community and our Executive for supporting the ‘new’ CACHH, investing time in our mission, and volunteering on our Working Groups – well done!
As we measure the growing interest in CACHH as evidenced by the large attendance at our Community Forum and Leadership Event, we know we’re on the right track with both our structure and mandate. Folks are seeing CACHH as relevant and important in our city and we are steadily gaining influence as we purposefully put the ‘A’ in Action.
I also give special thanks to the CHF for their support and alignment as we both do our parts within our 10 Year Plan. I look forward to our next quarter after which we will take time to evaluate our progress in addressing the root causes of homelessness so far.
Walter Twiddy, Chair. I welcome your input
We are seeking a Executive Assistant for a term postion. The successful candidate will be a self-starter with above average time management skills with the ability to schedule and complete tasks requiring input from multiple sources. See the job description here.
Community Forums provide an open space for conversation and collaboration on any and all topics of concern to the community. They are the primary means by which CACHH gathers ideas, converses with, and takes direction from: the broad group of interested stakeholders, any individuals (including those with lived experience), organizations, business or government entities who wish to participate in the discussion.
Forum participants will:
Community Forum results are analyzed by CACHH Working Groups, synthesized into key themes, developed into action plans and vetted by CACHH Executive Commimttee to determine Community priorities. See the notes from Community Forums here.
The CAC Sectors are a very important way for agencies serving similar demographics to network, collaborate and work together strategically. Learn more about sectors here.
CACHH achieves its mandate through the efforts of its Working Groups, here.
|Aboriginal Peoples Sector||Scott Calling Last|
|Addictions Sector||Marina Giacomin/Karen Crowther|
|Family Sector||Walter Twiddy/Shirley Smith McLean|
|Immigrant Sector||Wendy Fehr|
|Interagency Sector||Jim Moore/Robert Perry|
|Mental Health Sector||Kim O'Brien/ Ruby Lecot|
|Seniors and Special Needs Sector||Ralph Hubele/ Arlene Adamson|
|Women Fleeing Violence Sector||Andrea Silverstone/Brigitte Baradoy|
|Youth Sector||Kim Wirth/Leslie McMechan|
Ending Homelessness in Calgary through Community Empowerment.
Calgary Action Committee on Housing & Homelessness (CACHH) aims to address housing and homelessness issues in our community with a focus on activities (prevention, intervention) that target root causes through working with community, all levels of government and service providers.
The CACHH hosted a Social Policy Framework Consultation in June 2012, see the Report here.
For more information about the CACHH, please contact:
Calgary Action Committee on Housing and Homelessness
The CACHH thanks the Calgary Homeless Foundation for providing this web space.