Our Position On the National Housing Strategy

Posted September 7th, 2016

  The Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) supports a National Housing Strategy and is grateful for the opportunity to provide input. We strongly believe that for the Strategy to be an effective tool to further the vision of ending homelessness, it needs to provide specific measures to address the specialized needs for housing with supports for / Read More

Canada’s National Housing Strategy Consultations

Posted September 7th, 2016

  By Nick Falvo, Ph.D, Director, Research and Data, Calgary Homeless Foundation Canada’s federal government has begun national consultations on the development of a “national housing strategy.” The government is expected to release a report on November 22, which is also National Housing Day.  The consultation web site is called “Let’s Talk Housing.” It includes / Read More

Federal income support for seniors can help end homelessness

Posted September 1st, 2016

  By Nick Falvo, Ph.D, Director, Research and Data, Calgary Homeless Foundation  A recent news article serves as a reminder of the crucial role that can be played by the federal government in ending homelessness.  The article in question discusses a scenario in which a Calgary man who’d been living for five years at the / Read More

Homeless encampments 101: The human cost

Bylaw Community Peace Officers Share Knowledge on Encampment Sites — Written by Madison Smith, CHF Project Coordinator The skies were clear the morning Bylaw Community Police Officers, Jody St. Pierre and Melanie Thomas graciously opened their vehicle doors for two “observers” to take a look into their daily encounters with homeless encampment sites and individuals who / Read More

Homelessness, Poverty and Me

Posted August 31st, 2016

To be involved with an Organization such as Vibrant Communities Calgary and the ‘Enough for All Strategy’ has meant many things on many levels to me both in a personal level and in a professional capacity. I have lived in Poverty for many years and at that time I did not realize the implications of / Read More

The mighty difference of Colborne’s Forces

  This past June, Colborne’s Forces, a community program launched by Calgary Flames forward Joe Colborne in November 2014, produced its first Benefit Concert to support Alberta veterans. Portions of the money raised went to benefit the unique needs of past members of Canada’s Armed Forces and to support military museums around the province. This is not the / Read More

Get ready to be surprised! CHF Pop Up Party is coming!

  It’ll be a dinner extravaganza with meaning and a touch of intrigue. We want to take you back to the rise of jazz and swing, sinuous dress and art deco in our brand new fundraiser: Calgary Homeless Foundation Pop Up Party. The fun launches this October 15th. We’ll have some live entertainment, a dinner / Read More

Ten things to know about central agencies in Canada

  By:  Nick Falvo, Ph.D., Director, Research and Data, CHF From time to time, voluntary sector leaders—and advocates in general—come up with ideas for new spending and new social programs.  When they do this, they often focus too much on influencing elected officials, and too little on influencing senior public servants.  What’s more, it’s important / Read More

The role of sharing data in ending homelessness

First Annual Canadian Homelessness Data Sharing Initiative  By:  Nick Falvo On May 4, 2016, approximately 40 people attended the First Annual Canadian Homelessness Data Sharing Initiative, sponsored in Calgary by the Calgary Homeless Foundation and the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy.  Those attending included government officials, researchers and students.  Here are 10 things to / Read More

Party With a Purpose | One Day Only! Tuesday, July 12

Posted July 11th, 2016

CHANGE IN SCHEDULE:  Party with a Purpose is one day only! Tuesday, July 12. Purchase tickets now Purchase tickets now   If you haven’t purchased your ticket yet, they are still available on Ticketyfly or at the door. Tickets are $29, doors open at 7am with a pancake breakfast and the first musical act at / Read More