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

Our Position on the Redesign of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy

The following blog post is a condensed version of Calgary Homeless Foundation’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy Submission. You can read the full submission HERE. The Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) submitted recommendations for the redesign of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) on Thursday, August 24, 2017.  Through the HPS, the Government of Canada provides support and funding / Read More

Calgary Homeless Foundation’s 2017 Report on Progress

Posted July 4th, 2017

On Tuesday, June 27th, 2017, Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) hosted our Annual General Meeting (AGM) and released our 2017 Report on Progress and our Management’s Discussion & Analysis and Financial Statements. Diana Krecsy, CHF President and CEO and Cameron Bailey, CHF Board Chair, spoke to homeless-serving sector representatives, members of the public, and individuals with / Read More