Blog

CHF has 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.

Longest Night of the Year Honours those who Lost their Lives While Homeless in 2019

Posted October 10th, 2019

This year marks the 5th anniversary of the Longest Night of the Year annual candlelight memorial. Held on December 21, 2019, (winter solstice), the memorial is coordinated by the Client Action Committee (CAC) with support from Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF). The Longest Night of the Year is held in remembrance of those who have passed / Read More

The James House – Coming Soon to Hillhurst/Sunnyside

Posted September 10th, 2019

The Hillhurst/Sunnyside community will soon be ringing with the sounds of new construction as The James House starts to take shape. Homebuilders Logel Homes and Cardel Lifestyles gathered on September 5th with Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF), HomeSpace Society and the RESOLVE Campaign to celebrate the virtual groundbreaking of The James House. This building will soon / Read More

CHF Youth Advisors Host Community BBQ

Posted August 15th, 2019

Fifty young people, many currently experiencing homelessness, gathered in Inglewood last July for an evening of community, music and friendship over hot dogs and burgers. With support from Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF), the Youth Advisory Table (YAT) hosted a barbecue to raise awareness about the YAT and bring together the community, youth at risk of, / Read More

Jayman BUILT Opens The Clayton Building in Bowness

Posted August 13th, 2019

Thirty more Calgarians will transition out of homelessness when they move into their new home in Bowness, thanks to Jayman BUILT. Jayman, in partnership with Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF), HomeSpace Society and the RESOLVE Campaign, celebrated the opening of The Clayton on August 8th. The building provides affordable housing with on-site supports (provided by Calgary / Read More

Grade Four Students Moved by Stories of Homelessness Present Cheque to CHF

Posted July 2nd, 2019

Last June, before a packed gymnasium at Olympic Heights School, some very special grade 4 students presented Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) with a cheque for $1,738.67. The donation represents the culmination of months of hard work by these inspiring young people. The students worked on a collective social entrepreneurial adventure program which began by researching / Read More

Proceeds From Country Song to Help Calgarians Experiencing Homelessness

Posted May 16th, 2019

Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) has been selected as the beneficiary of the proceeds from the Backroad Traveler Band’s (BTB) new song, “A Day in the Country.”. Sandy McCrae with the (BTB), a Calgary country rock band, approached CHF’s Director of Human Resources, Coleen Hutton, about their exciting new theme song for the beloved sport of / Read More

U Of C Commerce Undergraduate Society Participate in 5 Days For The Homeless

Posted May 13th, 2019

YAT members with CHF System Planners, Shane Rempel and Michael Grant, and CUS leaders, Jenna Elmquist, Mikayla MacLeod and Eric Zhang In April, members of the Calgary Homeless Foundation’s (CHF) Youth Advisory Table (YAT), (an advisory committee of Calgary youth experiencing or transitioning out of homelessness), received a donation from students of the University of / Read More

Trail Blazer Breakfast Raises Over $150,000 for Calgary’s Homeless-Serving System of Care

Posted May 8th, 2019

Above (from left to right): Sandra Huculak, Managing Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, ATB FINANCIAL, Presenting Sponsor, Alan Norris, Chairman and CEO, Brookfield Residential Properties; Trail Blazer Legacy Award Recipient, The Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin; Keynote Speaker, Diana Krecsy, President & CEO, Calgary Homeless Foundation This year’s Trail Blazer Breakfast on March 21, was a tremendous success, raising over $150,000 / Read More

Nihinasagha Brings Tsuu T’ina Men Home

Posted May 6th, 2019

Tsuu T’ina Chief Lee Crowchild, Elders and community members gather to bless and formally open the newly expanded men’s shelter, Nihinasagha Thanks to a Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) capital grant of $77,320 in October 2018, the Tsuu T’ina Men’s Shelter, Nihinasagha (“Our Home”), was able to renovate and expand their kitchen and living area, improving / Read More

Mobile Polling Station Comes to the Calgary Drop-In Centre

Posted May 2nd, 2019

185 Cast Their Vote at Calgary Drop-In Centre’s Polling Station, Supported by CHF’s Client Action Committee Members Calgarians experiencing homelessness face many barriers in their lives, and many of those barriers prevent them from voting. These barriers were addressed during last month’s provincial election thanks to an on-site polling station hosted by the Calgary Drop-In / Read More