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.

Nick Falvo, Research Blog Series: Homelessness in Canada

Posted February 17th, 2017

Improving client-care through shared knowledge.    — Each year The University of Calgary (U of C) offers a Certificate in Working with Homeless Populations, purposefully created for front-line workers in the homeless-serving sector. Any individual can take the course and those who complete it, receive  an academically recognized certificate with career building credentials. One of / Read More

News Items for Thursday, February 16, 2017

Posted February 16th, 2017

News Items for Thursday, February 16, 2017: United Way raises more than $55 million despite economic hard times Medicine Hat poverty-elimination plan draws skepticism from locals Eliminating poverty the best prescription for better health, doctor says Four Keys to a Successful Housing Strategy More about the Game-Changer Approach to Poverty Reduction Cambridge man camping out / Read More

Coldest Night of The Year 2017

Posted February 13th, 2017

It’s cold out there and we need each other! If anyone knows harsh weather conditions, it’s Calgarians. We learn to expect the unexpected when it comes to weather in this city; hail, snow, sun, rain, we are prepared for it all. We laugh at other cities who complain about snow, because they’ve never experienced a / Read More

Calgary Homeless Foundation –2017 Pre-Budget Submission

Posted February 10th, 2017

  Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF), has advocated for the inclusion of more funding to end homelessness in Budget 2017. Calgary is the epicentre of homelessness in Alberta with 60% of the provincial homeless population while only 29% of the province’s total population (calculated from the 2016 province wide Point-in-Time Count). Furthermore, Calgary has the least / Read More

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network

Posted January 31st, 2017

We are excited to share some great news from the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN)! The APTN will be bringing an Aboriginal radio service to Calgary, called First Peoples Radio Inc. They have also been approved by the CTRC for stations in Ottawa, Toronto, Edmonton, and Vancouver. The approval of these stations finally gives a / Read More

Thank you Foothills Camera Club!

Posted January 21st, 2017

We would like to say a special thank you to Foothills Camera Club! Their donation of 150 pieces of art has inspired the Art Cart program that gives beautiful art pieces to Calgarians who have formerly experienced homelessness. The Art Cart program has given many individuals the ability to transform a living space into a / Read More

Calgary Recovery Services Task Force Launches Final Report and Recommendations

Posted January 20th, 2017

Today, Minister of Community and Social Services, Irfan Sabir, along with members of Calgary’s Homeless-Serving System of Care and its partners, celebrated the release of the Calgary Recovery Services Task Force Final Report and Recommendations. Held at Venue 1008 where the Task Force first began meeting in 2015, the event was attended by over 100 / Read More

We will not forget you.

Posted December 22nd, 2016

  Thank you to all who attended the Longest Night of the Year Memorial last night on December 21, 2016. The memorial service was open to every Calgarian and allowed them to share their light and silence in memory of those who have lost their lives while experiencing homelessness in our city. Thank you to / Read More

Thank you to our December Donors

The Calgary Homeless Foundation would like to thank two donors who have made a big impact this holiday season: greengate Garden Centres Ltd and Sponsor Energy. For 14 years, greengate Garden Centres Ltd and the Telford family have helped Calgarians end homelessness through their “Help the Homeless this Holiday” Campaign, hosted every December. This year / Read More

Connectivity Breakfast — Community Action: Target 2018

The third Connectivity Breakfast Community Action: Target 2018 was held on October 10th, 2016 at the Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre. In total, 37 organizations within the homeless-serving sector and associated sectors were represented by 63 Executive Directors, Board Chairs and designates. While the topic of conversation is different at each breakfast, the goal always / Read More