Arthur W. Smith Awards

Posted December 15th, 2016

Huge congratulations to the winners of the Arthur W. Smith awards, who were celebrated on October 6 for their contributions to ending homelessness in Calgary. The awards were presented by Trevor Daroux, Deputy Chief of the Calgary Police Service and Betty Ann Smith, honourary patron of the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) and wife of the / Read More

HomeSpace: Housing Our Community

Posted December 15th, 2016

  Solving important social issues such as homelessness sometimes requires bold solutions. It means we need to look outside our own organizations and skill sets and partner with those who can do it best. We’re thrilled to announce that CHF made this kind of bold move when we announced this past June that we would / Read More

Meet the Board

Posted December 15th, 2016

At CHF our board is an incredibly important group of volunteers. They bring their experiences, skills and insight to the table and help guide our work. Nine community members have recently joined our board, and we chatted with Diana Krecsy, our President and CEO, about each of them and what they bring to CHF. We / Read More

Christmas with greengate Garden Centres always means just a little bit more…

Posted December 12th, 2016

“It came without ribbons, it came without tags! It came without packages, boxes or bags.” And he puzzled and puzzled ‘till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more…” Christmas with greengate Garden / Read More

Aurora on the Park

Posted December 8th, 2016

On November 24, 2016, StreetSide Developments: A Qualico company, alongside the RESOLVE Campaign, HomeSpace Society, the Calgary Homeless Foundation and Alpha House, hosted the grand opening of Aurora on the Park. This 25 unit, fully accessible building was constructed specifically to support vulnerable Calgarians experiencing homelessness. Named after the Aurora glow that symbolizes the dawn / Read More

Watch This!

Awhile ago, we developed a short video about ending homelessness. Our purpose was very clear — we wanted to inspire, motivate and engage community to think about homelessness not as the story of an individual who has made ‘bad’ choices, but as a societal issue that we have the capacity and power to change — when we work / Read More

Homelessness Count Drops. Calgary still epicentre in Province.

Posted November 29th, 2016

Provincial count drops 31% since 2008 in 2nd 7 cities Point-in-Time Count of Homelessness In the second biennual province-wide Point-in-Time Count of Homelessness (Count), the number of people in Alberta staying in emergency shelters, short term supportive housing and hotels used as emergency shelters as well as correctional facilities was 5373, down 19% from the / Read More

If you had the power to end homelessness, would you?

Posted November 29th, 2016

This year’s Giving Tuesday has kicked off an exciting new development towards ending homelessness in Calgary. Sponsor Energy, an energy retailer that sells electricity and natural gas to socially conscious consumers in Alberta, has the means to turn an ordinary, everyday purchase of electricity and gas into a tool to change the world and they’re / Read More

Ten things to know about Canada’s guaranteed annual income debate

By:  Nick Falvo, Ph.D., Director, Research and Data, CHF   The possibility of implementing a Guaranteed Annual Income (GAI) is currently one of the hottest topics in Canadian social policy.  It gained momentum earlier this year when the Ontario government announced it would undertake a pilot study of the GAI.  And in June, the Ontario / Read More