Coldest Night of The Year 2017

Posted February 13th, 2017

It’s cold out there and we need each other! If anyone knows harsh weather conditions, it’s Calgarians. We learn to expect the unexpected when it comes to weather in this city; hail, snow, sun, rain, we are prepared for it all. We laugh at other cities who complain about snow, because they’ve never experienced a / Read More

Calgary Homeless Foundation –2017 Pre-Budget Submission

Posted February 10th, 2017

  Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF), has advocated for the inclusion of more funding to end homelessness in Budget 2017. Calgary is the epicentre of homelessness in Alberta with 60% of the provincial homeless population while only 29% of the province’s total population (calculated from the 2016 province wide Point-in-Time Count). Furthermore, Calgary has the least / Read More

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network

Posted January 31st, 2017

We are excited to share some great news from the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN)! The APTN will be bringing an Aboriginal radio service to Calgary, called First Peoples Radio Inc. They have also been approved by the CTRC for stations in Ottawa, Toronto, Edmonton, and Vancouver. The approval of these stations finally gives a / Read More

Thank you Foothills Camera Club!

Posted January 21st, 2017

We would like to say a special thank you to Foothills Camera Club! Their donation of 150 pieces of art has inspired the Art Cart program that gives beautiful art pieces to Calgarians who have formerly experienced homelessness. The Art Cart program has given many individuals the ability to transform a living space into a / Read More

Calgary Recovery Services Task Force Launches Final Report and Recommendations

Posted January 20th, 2017

Today, Minister of Community and Social Services, Irfan Sabir, along with members of Calgary’s Homeless-Serving System of Care and its partners, celebrated the release of the Calgary Recovery Services Task Force Final Report and Recommendations. Held at Venue 1008 where the Task Force first began meeting in 2015, the event was attended by over 100 / Read More

We will not forget you.

Posted December 22nd, 2016

  Thank you to all who attended the Longest Night of the Year Memorial last night on December 21, 2016. The memorial service was open to every Calgarian and allowed them to share their light and silence in memory of those who have lost their lives while experiencing homelessness in our city. Thank you to / Read More

Thank you to our December Donors

The Calgary Homeless Foundation would like to thank two donors who have made a big impact this holiday season: greengate Garden Centres Ltd and Sponsor Energy. For 14 years, greengate Garden Centres Ltd and the Telford family have helped Calgarians end homelessness through their “Help the Homeless this Holiday” Campaign, hosted every December. This year / Read More

Connectivity Breakfast — Community Action: Target 2018

The third Connectivity Breakfast Community Action: Target 2018 was held on October 10th, 2016 at the Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre. In total, 37 organizations within the homeless-serving sector and associated sectors were represented by 63 Executive Directors, Board Chairs and designates. While the topic of conversation is different at each breakfast, the goal always / Read More

National Housing Strategy: An Update

Posted December 15th, 2016

At CHF we support a National Housing Strategy and we’re grateful for the opportunity to provide input to the government’s consultation process. We talked to Janice Chan, System Planner at CHF, for an update. How is CHF involved in the National Housing Strategy? JC: In total, we helped draft two surveys, five letters and three / Read More

Point in Time Count of Homelessness

Posted December 15th, 2016

On Wednesday, October 19, 2016, CHF participated in Alberta’s second province-wide Point-in-Time Count of homelessness. The October 2014 Count found 6,663 people experiencing homelessness in Alberta, with Calgary and Edmonton representing 88% of the total Count (5,862 individuals). Calgary accounted for just over half of those counted (3,555 individuals). Preliminary findings for this year’s Count / Read More