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

Public Policy and Homelessness: The Case of Calgary

Posted April 15th, 2017

By: Nick Falvo Nick Falvo Ph.D, is the Director of Research and Data at the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF). 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 convey the fact that public / Read More

Poverty Reduction in Alberta

Posted April 15th, 2017

By: Nick Falvo and Chidom Otogwu Nick Falvo Ph.D, is the Director of Research and Data at the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF). Chidom Otogwu is a HMIS Specialist at CHF. — To understand homelessness, it’s important to understand the relationship between poverty and homelessness. Poverty is not always about homelessness, but homelessness is embedded in poverty. / Read More

The Federal Role in Poverty Reduction

Posted April 15th, 2017

By: Nick Falvo, Janice Chan, and Chidom Otogwu Nick Falvo Ph.D, is the Director of Research and Data at the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF). Janice Chan is a System Planner at CHF. Chidom Otogwu is a HMIS Specialist at CHF. — To understand homelessness in Canada, it’s important to understand the relationship between poverty and homelessness. / Read More

New Items for April 14, 2017

Posted April 14th, 2017

News Items for April 14, 2017 Parker: Horizon adds to affordable housing legacy Homelessness in Metro Vancouver up 30% since 2014, according to new homeless tally More women over 50 seeking shelter, homelessness report finds. While more single men also used the city’s shelters, the report notes their stays are shorter. City spends more than / Read More

Housing is Health

The need for mental health supports By Janice Chan Janice Chan is a System Planner at CHF Alberta’s Health Funding Agreement March 10th announcement of an additional $1.3 billion over the next 10 years, including $586 million in support of mental health initiatives is good news for Albertans.  Given that this funding falls short of / Read More

News Items for March 24-April 06, 2017

Posted April 7th, 2017

News Items for March 24-April 06, 2017 New role for shelters as region strives to end homelessness Is lack of affordable housing an issue where you live? Lessons from the past on a national housing strategy What homelessness looks like for women in Canada Homeless youth housing program ‘saved my life’: Edmonton man Moncton shelter / Read More

Ten things to know about the 2017 Alberta Budget

Posted April 6th, 2017

By Nick Falvo, PhD  Nick Falvo is the Director of Research and Data at Calgary Homeless Foundation On 16 March 2017, the Alberta NDP government tabled its budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year. Whereas last year’s budget announced major new initiatives (such as the Alberta Child Benefit, a carbon tax and the nearly doubling of / Read More