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

A Home and a Voice for Everyone

Posted October 13th, 2017

By Emily Bedford Like housing, a voice in policy is a human right that needs to be fought for. Like housing, just because it’s a right doesn’t mean it’s always accessible. Our electoral process is a representation of the society in which we live, and if certain groups cannot be informed or participate in election / Read More

YYC Mayoral Front-Runners on Affordable Housing

Posted October 13th, 2017

Use your vote to advocate for those experiencing homelessness by checking out the positions of the mayoral and councillor candidates on affordable housing, income, harm reduction and mental health issues. We’ve compiled a few of them from below, taken from campaign websites or requests for comment.

The Positive Downward Trend – Calgary’s Plan to End Homelessness

Posted September 21st, 2017

By: Joel Sinclair Significant advances in the battle against homelessness are being won. Since 2008, and the implementation of Calgary’s Plan to End Homelessness, the average number of nightly stays by single adults in Calgary emergency shelters has fallen by 40%. A Noted Downward Trend Analysis published today by the University of Calgary’s School of / Read More

LGBTQ2S+ Youth Homelessness

Posted August 31st, 2017

By: Shane Rempel, Lisa Gareau, Ange Neil and Alicia Kalmanovitch Pride celebrations around the world give us an opportunity to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Queer, Questioning, and Two-spirit (LGBTQ2S+) culture, as well as make a statement about the need for continued work in building equality for gender and sexually diverse groups in our / Read More