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

On Housing & Serious Mental Illness: A Nick Falvo Book Review

Posted December 19th, 2018

Sylvestre, J., Nelson, G., & Aubry, T. (Eds.). (2017). Housing, citizenship, and communities for people with serious mental illness: Theory, research, practice, and policy perspectives. Oxford University Press. Reviewed by Nick Falvo, PhD Nick Falvo is Director of Research and Data at the Calgary Homeless Foundation. Three Ontario-based researchers have edited a very good book on / Read More

2018 Provincial and Calgary Point-in-Time Count Reports

Posted July 19th, 2018

On April 11, 2018, Calgary conducted our biennial Point-in-Time (PiT) Count of homelessness. This Count was Calgary’s third time participating in the provincially-coordinated PiT Count, and the first time participating in the nationally-coordinated PiT count. PiT Counts provide a snapshot of the population of people experiencing homelessness on one night. Over time, these numbers can / Read More

Calgary Homeless Foundation’s 2018 Report on Progress

Posted July 12th, 2018

On Thursday, June 28th, 2018, Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) hosted our Annual General Meeting (AGM) and released our 2018 Report on Progress and our Management’s Discussion & Analysis and Financial Statements. Diana Krecsy, CHF President and CEO and Luana Comin-Sartor, CHF Board Chair, spoke to homeless-serving sector representatives, members of the public, and individuals with / Read More

Ten things to know about the newly-signed federal-provincial-territorial housing framework agreement

Posted April 12th, 2018

By Nick Falvo, PhD Nick Falvo is Director of Research and Data at the Calgary Homeless Foundation A federal-provincial-territorial (FPT) framework agreement on housing was signed on April 10 in Toronto. It supports the Trudeau government’s National Housing Strategy, which was released last fall. Here are 10 things to know about the just-signed agreement: Though / Read More

Homelessness and Employment: The Case of Calgary

Posted March 16th, 2018

By Nick Falvo, PhD Nick Falvo is Director of Research and Data at the Calgary Homeless Foundation. On March 8, I gave a guest presentation to students in Professor Naomi Lightman’s Sociology of Work class at the University of Calgary. I was joined by Alexander Kulakov and Amit Nade, employment coaches at the Mustard Seed. / Read More

Our Initial Reflections on the National Housing Strategy

Posted November 23rd, 2017

CHF weighs in on the federal government’s newly unveiled national housing strategy Yesterday, on National Housing Day, the federal government is unveiled its new National Housing Strategy with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Toronto, and Families Minister Jean-Yves Duclos making his announcement in Vancouver, BC. Dubbed “Canada’s first ever National Housing Strategy”, this “$40 billion / Read More

Client Action Committee Dedicated to Reducing Barriers in Voting for People Experiencing Homelessness

Posted November 10th, 2017

Client Action Committee Dedicated to Reducing Barriers in Voting for People Experiencing Homelessness – By Michael Grant During the 2017 Calgary Municipal Election, the Client Action Committee was involved in making sure that people with the lived experience of homelessness had their voices heard. During their weekly meetings, they developed multiple strategies to make sure that / Read More