Blog

CHF has two blogs to keep the community informed about our programs to end homelessness. This blog, and our research blog that focuses specifically on the research projects that CHF and our partners engage in.

By staying informed and understanding the impacts homelessness has on people, communities and our city, as well as the progress we are making, everyone can understand the part they need to play to end homelessness.

The Positive Downward Trend – Calgary’s Plan to End Homelessness

Posted September 21st, 2017

Significant advances in the battle against homelessness are being won. Since 2008, and the implementation of Calgary’s Plan to End Homelessness, the average number of nightly stays by single adults in Calgary emergency shelters has fallen by 40%. A Noted Downward Trend Analysis published today by the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy clearly / Read More

LGBTQ2S+ Youth Homelessness

Posted August 31st, 2017

By: Shane Rempel, Lisa Gareau, Ange Neil and Alicia Kalmanovitch Pride celebrations around the world give us an opportunity to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Queer, Questioning, and Two-spirit (LGBTQ2S+) culture, as well as make a statement about the need for continued work in building equality for gender and sexually diverse groups in our / Read More

Our Position on the Redesign of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy

The following blog post is a condensed version of Calgary Homeless Foundation’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy Submission. You can read the full submission HERE. The Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) submitted recommendations for the redesign of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) on Thursday, August 24, 2017.  Through the HPS, the Government of Canada provides support and funding / Read More

Calgary Homeless Foundation’s 2017 Report on Progress

Posted July 4th, 2017

On Tuesday, June 27th, 2017, Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) hosted our Annual General Meeting (AGM) and released our 2017 Report on Progress and our Management’s Discussion & Analysis and Financial Statements. Diana Krecsy, CHF President and CEO and Cameron Bailey, CHF Board Chair, spoke to homeless-serving sector representatives, members of the public, and individuals with / Read More

Remembering Lorne MacKenzie

Posted June 15th, 2017

By: Randy Pages and Kara Layher Randy Pages is a member of our Client Action Committee. Kara Layher is a Communications Specialist at Calgary Homeless Foundation Two weeks ago, a member of our Client Action Committee (CAC)[1] Lorne MacKenzie passed away. Lorne was with the CAC for about 18 months, his time before was spent / Read More

Our Position on Canada’s Poverty Reduction Strategy

By: Janice Chan, Nick Falvo and Victoria Ballance Janice Chan is a System Planner with CHF, Nick Falvo PhD is the Director of Research and Data at CHF and Victoria Ballance is the VP Stakeholder Engagement The following blog post is a condensed version of Calgary Homeless Foundation’s Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy Submission. You can / Read More

News Items for June 08, 2017

Posted June 8th, 2017

News Items for June 08, 2017: Ending the Homelessness Crisis for Gay, Bi, Trans Youth Regina’s Housing First program to expand through federal funding boost Calgary police host new addictions clinic for city’s homeless Maple Ridge: B.C. town divided by homeless crisis Less justice, more support: CPS touts Housing First data for homeless Four Principles / Read More

Young donor, big heart

Posted June 5th, 2017

By: Kara Layher Kara Layher is a Communication Specialist at CHF. For a kid, there is nothing more exciting than your birthday. To 10 year old Keane Marshall, his birthday is more than just a party and cake, it’s also a way to give back. 3 years ago, on his 8th birthday, Keane’s mom came / Read More