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.

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

National Housing Strategy: An Update

Posted December 15th, 2016

At CHF we support a National Housing Strategy and we’re grateful for the opportunity to provide input to the government’s consultation process. We talked to Janice Chan, System Planner at CHF, for an update. How is CHF involved in the National Housing Strategy? JC: In total, we helped draft two surveys, five letters and three / Read More

Point in Time Count of Homelessness

Posted December 15th, 2016

On Wednesday, October 19, 2016, CHF participated in Alberta’s second province-wide Point-in-Time Count of homelessness. The October 2014 Count found 6,663 people experiencing homelessness in Alberta, with Calgary and Edmonton representing 88% of the total Count (5,862 individuals). Calgary accounted for just over half of those counted (3,555 individuals). Preliminary findings for this year’s Count / Read More

Arthur W. Smith Awards

Posted December 15th, 2016

Huge congratulations to the winners of the Arthur W. Smith awards, who were celebrated on October 6 for their contributions to ending homelessness in Calgary. The awards were presented by Trevor Daroux, Deputy Chief of the Calgary Police Service and Betty Ann Smith, honourary patron of the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) and wife of the / Read More

HomeSpace: Housing Our Community

Posted December 15th, 2016

  Solving important social issues such as homelessness sometimes requires bold solutions. It means we need to look outside our own organizations and skill sets and partner with those who can do it best. We’re thrilled to announce that CHF made this kind of bold move when we announced this past June that we would / Read More

Meet the Board

Posted December 15th, 2016

At CHF our board is an incredibly important group of volunteers. They bring their experiences, skills and insight to the table and help guide our work. Nine community members have recently joined our board, and we chatted with Diana Krecsy, our President and CEO, about each of them and what they bring to CHF. We / Read More

Christmas with greengate Garden Centres always means just a little bit more…

Posted December 12th, 2016

“It came without ribbons, it came without tags! It came without packages, boxes or bags.” And he puzzled and puzzled ‘till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more…” Christmas with greengate Garden / Read More

Aurora on the Park

Posted December 8th, 2016

On November 24, 2016, StreetSide Developments: A Qualico company, alongside the RESOLVE Campaign, HomeSpace Society, the Calgary Homeless Foundation and Alpha House, hosted the grand opening of Aurora on the Park. This 25 unit, fully accessible building was constructed specifically to support vulnerable Calgarians experiencing homelessness. Named after the Aurora glow that symbolizes the dawn / Read More