Blog

CHF has a 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.

Dinner Party with a Purpose

Posted May 15th, 2017

A few weeks ago Jenn and Adam Douglas decided to host a dinner party. Their dinner party had a unique goal of engaging discussion on philanthropy, homelessness, and mental health, while also enjoying a group of friends, and a great meal!   “We’ve been very fortunate in our brief time in Calgary to have made / Read More

News Items for May 11, 2017

Posted May 11th, 2017

News Items for May 11, 2017: Garbage cans in Kensington designed to help bottle pickers and the environment ‘This offers hope’: Affordable housing complex breaks ground in Banff Health centre ‘cart parking’ offers safe area for homeless to keep belongings Employed and homeless: Housing crisis in Nunavut hamlet forces shelter to expand ‘Sobering’ findings in / Read More

Ten Things to Know About Social Assistance in Canada

By Nick Falvo, PhD Nick Falvo is Director of Research and Data at Calgary Homeless Foundation. The present blog post is the first in a two-part series on social assistance. The series is inspired by recent data captured in Alberta’s 2016 Point-in-Time Count of Homelessness suggesting that just a small percentage of persons experiencing homelessness / Read More

Plan to prevent and end youth homelessness in Calgary gets a refresh

Posted May 3rd, 2017

Friday May 5th is the official launch of the 2017 Refresh of the Calgary Plan to Prevent and End Youth Homelessness. The new plan focuses on a housing-first approach, and identifies four main priorities with prevention as the most critical, others include: leadership and engagement, systems, and housing. The Youth Plan utilizes years of research / Read More

YYC Taco Fiesta celebrating local business and big flavour!

Posted May 1st, 2017

Finally, Calgarians have a way to simultaneously feast on tacos and give back to their community! Over thirty Calgary and area restaurants are serving up tacos for a good cause this week. YYC Taco Fiesta is a week-long event (Friday April 28th to Sunday May 7th) in support of local businesses and Calgary Charities Kids / Read More

Five Things to Know about Donations and Taxes

Posted April 28th, 2017

Every year Calgarians donate money to charities to support the causes they most dear to them. Many others donate for the generous provincial and federal tax incentives available for those who donate to charities. Tax season is coming to close, and we want to ensure all of our donors and supporters know about the tax / Read More

News Items for Thursday, April 27, 2017

Posted April 27th, 2017

  Homelessness in Metro Vancouver up 30% since 2014, according to new homeless tally More women over 50 seeking shelter, homelessness report finds $11 Billion Can End Homelessness In Canada Alberta Researchers Focused on Turning Homelessness Research into Action Ending Yellowknife homelessness would help 1,500 people but may cost $170M, says consultant Liberals aim to / Read More

Looking Forward: Shifting Towards Homelessness Prevention

Posted April 27th, 2017

The following blog post was written by researchers Stephen Gaetz, Director of the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness and Erin Dej, Postdoctoral Fellow with the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness. You can find the original blog post on Homeless Hub here. Over two hundred years ago, Benjamin Franklin said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of / Read More

Advocacy in Canada’s Affordable Housing and Homelessness Sectors

Posted April 24th, 2017

By: Nick Falvo Nick Falvo Ph.D, is Director of Research and Data at the Calgary Homeless Foundation. On January 24, I gave a presentation to students at the University of Calgary as part of the Certificate in Working with Homeless Populations program. The goal of this presentation was to discuss ways students could advocate to / Read More

I Heart Home: 3 Things

At the October 2016 Board/CEO Connectivity Breakfast, over 60 Board Chairs and CEOs of member agencies from Calgary’s homeless-serving sector prioritized 3 Things they were committed to achieving by the end of 2018, when Calgary’s Plan to End Homelessness sunsets. The Plan, launched in 2008, has provided a framework and focus for our efforts as / Read More