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.

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

Prelude – A fresh start for 23 Calgarians experiencing homelessness

Posted May 25th, 2017

By: Kara Layher and Teresa Hiser Kara Layher is a Communications Specialist at Calgary Homeless Foundation. Teresa Hiser is a Development Manager at Calgary Homeless Foundation. Both worked on the opening event for Prelude in Radisson Heights. Last week, the Calgary homeless-serving community celebrated the opening of Prelude in Radisson Heights, a brand new permanent / Read More

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