Five Things to Know about Donations and Taxes

Posted April 28th, 2017

Every year Calgarians donate money to charities to support the causes they most dear to them. Many others donate for the generous provincial and federal tax incentives available for those who donate to charities. Tax season is coming to close, and we want to ensure all of our donors and supporters know about the tax / Read More

News Items for Thursday, April 27, 2017

Posted April 27th, 2017

  Homelessness in Metro Vancouver up 30% since 2014, according to new homeless tally More women over 50 seeking shelter, homelessness report finds $11 Billion Can End Homelessness In Canada Alberta Researchers Focused on Turning Homelessness Research into Action Ending Yellowknife homelessness would help 1,500 people but may cost $170M, says consultant Liberals aim to / Read More

Looking Forward: Shifting Towards Homelessness Prevention

Posted April 27th, 2017

The following blog post was written by researchers Stephen Gaetz, Director of the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness and Erin Dej, Postdoctoral Fellow with the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness. You can find the original blog post on Homeless Hub here. Over two hundred years ago, Benjamin Franklin said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of / Read More

Advocacy in Canada’s Affordable Housing and Homelessness Sectors

Posted April 24th, 2017

By: Nick Falvo Nick Falvo Ph.D, is Director of Research and Data at the Calgary Homeless Foundation. On January 24, I gave a presentation to students at the University of Calgary as part of the Certificate in Working with Homeless Populations program. The goal of this presentation was to discuss ways students could advocate to / Read More

I Heart Home: 3 Things

At the October 2016 Board/CEO Connectivity Breakfast, over 60 Board Chairs and CEOs of member agencies from Calgary’s homeless-serving sector prioritized 3 Things they were committed to achieving by the end of 2018, when Calgary’s Plan to End Homelessness sunsets. The Plan, launched in 2008, has provided a framework and focus for our efforts as / Read More

CHF Hosts the 4th Biennial Homelessness Research Symposium

Every other year Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) hosts a two-day event to assess, share and celebrate Alberta’s most innovative homelessness research. The 4th Biennial Homelessness Research Symposium event will bring together researchers, service providers, government officials, and front-line agencies in the homeless-serving community to discover ways to transform homelessness research and transform it into action. This / Read More

Ten Things to Know About Privacy in Alberta

Posted April 15th, 2017

By Lloyd Mason Lloyd Mason holds a Paralegal Diploma from the province of Ontario and is a Database Administrator at the Calgary Homeless Foundation. As I am currently enrolled in the Information Access and Protection of Privacy (IAPP) program at the University of Alberta, I have recently completed my first course: Information Access and Protection / Read More

Ten Things To Know About The 2017 Federal Budget

Posted April 15th, 2017

By Nick Falvo, PhD Nick Falvo is Director of Research and Data at the Calgary Homeless Foundation. On March 22, the Trudeau government tabled its 2017 budget. Titled “Building a Strong Middle Class,” it proposes $305 billion in federal program spending for the 2017-18 fiscal year. I consider this the most important federal budget for / Read More

A Book Review of Greg Suttor’s ‘Still Renovating’

Posted April 15th, 2017

Greg Suttor’s new book on the history of Canadian social housing policy By Nick Falvo  Nick Falvo PhD is the Director of Research and Data at Calgary Homeless Foundation Dr. Greg Suttor is one of Canada’s foremost authorities on affordable housing policy. Currently a researcher at Toronto’s Wellesley Institute, he’s just written a book titled / Read More