RESOLVE Campaign — interview with Executive Director, Sheryl Barlage

Posted April 1st, 2015

Getting nine social service agencies to collaborate on a capital campaign is no easy task. Yet, that’s exactly what the RESOLVE Campaign has achieved. Thanks in part to visionary Calgarians such as RESOLVE Chair, Alan Norris, who along with a Steering Committee of philanthropic Calgarians is leading the Campaign and lending their brilliance to make it / Read More

The Great Big Summit — Recap video reel

Posted April 1st, 2015

At the Great Big Summit, speakers stood at the podium and shared their thoughts and experiences of working frontline and at the head of agencies engaged in ending homelessness in our city. People shared their triumphs, their mis-steps and their next opportunities.  This short video reel is a recap of the excitement, the energy and / Read More

New Research Paper provides critical view into homelessness

Posted March 17th, 2015

Congratulations to Ron Kneebone, Meaghan Bell, Nicole Jackson and Ali Jadidzadeh on the release of the research paper, Who are the Homeless? Numbers, trends, characteristics of those without homes in Calgary. University of Calgary, The School of Public Policy SPP research Papers. Volume 8. Issue 11. March 2015 The data contained in the report informed / Read More

Arthur R. Smith Award Recipients Celebrated at luncheon in their honour.

Posted March 12th, 2015

Arthur R. Smith’s legacy was celebrated at the annual Arthur R. Smith Awards (Awards) luncheon held, Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at the MacDougall Centre, Sisika Room. The awards, which include a cash reward, were presented to a front-line employee, a front-line team and a volunteer who were nominated by peers and members of the public and adjudicated by / Read More

I Heart Home YYC — Updated Plan to End Homelessness

  In her remarks, the Honourable Teresa Woo-Paw, MLA for Calgary-Northern Hills and Associate Minister of Asia Pacific Relations, identified three words that are deadly to social change. Can’t. Never. Impossible. Ending homelessness deserves better than our negativity. It deserves our best. Those three words need to be changed, reframed, transformed to ensure we never lose sight / Read More

Sharing our stories, we learn about ourselves

Sharing our stories, we learn about ourselves Written By Nicole Jackson, Research and Policy Analyst , CHF A number of months ago, our blog post focused on the work of the Client Action Committee in relation to a project collaborating with the Alberta Human Rights Commission to explore the rights of people experiencing homelessness. Client Action / Read More

Ending Homelessness: Yes We Can!

Posted January 22nd, 2015

Message from CEO On May 21st of last year I was honoured with being named the President and CEO of CHF. In the seven months since I took over the office, I have been constantly inspired by the passion and commitment of the many people and agencies I’ve met throughout the homeless serving sector. One / Read More