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.

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

CHF Hosts the 4th Biennial Homelessness Research Symposium

Every other year Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) hosts a two-day event to assess, share and celebrate Alberta’s most innovative homelessness research. The 4th Biennial Homelessness Research Symposium event will bring together researchers, service providers, government officials, and front-line agencies in the homeless-serving community to discover ways to transform homelessness research and transform it into action. This / Read More

Ten Things to Know About Privacy in Alberta

Posted April 15th, 2017

By Lloyd Mason Lloyd Mason holds a Paralegal Diploma from the province of Ontario and is a Database Administrator at the Calgary Homeless Foundation. As I am currently enrolled in the Information Access and Protection of Privacy (IAPP) program at the University of Alberta, I have recently completed my first course: Information Access and Protection / Read More

Ten Things To Know About The 2017 Federal Budget

Posted April 15th, 2017

By Nick Falvo, PhD Nick Falvo is Director of Research and Data at the Calgary Homeless Foundation. On March 22, the Trudeau government tabled its 2017 budget. Titled “Building a Strong Middle Class,” it proposes $305 billion in federal program spending for the 2017-18 fiscal year. I consider this the most important federal budget for / Read More

A Book Review of Greg Suttor’s ‘Still Renovating’

Posted April 15th, 2017

Greg Suttor’s new book on the history of Canadian social housing policy By Nick Falvo  Nick Falvo PhD is the Director of Research and Data at Calgary Homeless Foundation Dr. Greg Suttor is one of Canada’s foremost authorities on affordable housing policy. Currently a researcher at Toronto’s Wellesley Institute, he’s just written a book titled / Read More

Public Policy and Homelessness: The Case of Calgary

Posted April 15th, 2017

By: Nick Falvo Nick Falvo Ph.D, is the Director of Research and Data at the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF). 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 convey the fact that public / Read More

Poverty Reduction in Alberta

Posted April 15th, 2017

By: Nick Falvo and Chidom Otogwu Nick Falvo Ph.D, is the Director of Research and Data at the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF). Chidom Otogwu is a HMIS Specialist at CHF. — To understand homelessness, it’s important to understand the relationship between poverty and homelessness. Poverty is not always about homelessness, but homelessness is embedded in poverty. / Read More

The Federal Role in Poverty Reduction

Posted April 15th, 2017

By: Nick Falvo, Janice Chan, and Chidom Otogwu Nick Falvo Ph.D, is the Director of Research and Data at the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF). Janice Chan is a System Planner at CHF. Chidom Otogwu is a HMIS Specialist at CHF. — To understand homelessness in Canada, it’s important to understand the relationship between poverty and homelessness. / Read More