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

Federal Budget 2017 -Homelessness Partnering Strategy Funding

By Janice Chan Janice Chan is a System Planner at Calgary Homeless Foundation. For the most vulnerable Canadians (i.e. those experiencing chronic and episodic homelessness) long-term funding for adequate supports is essential for housing stability.  The At Home/Chez Soi study demonstrated that, for this population, there are substantial savings associated with the provision of supportive / Read More

Calgary Homeless Foundation’s System Planning Frameworks

Posted March 27th, 2017

By: Nick Falvo and Natalie Noble Nick Falvo PhD is Calgary Homeless Foundation’s Director of Research and Data. Natalie Noble is Calgary Homeless Foundation’s Director of System Planning. Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) has recently released an updated version of its System Planning Framework as well as a newly-introduced Family System Planning Framework. Here are five / Read More

News Items for March 13-23, 2017

Posted March 23rd, 2017

‘I am more than my criminal record’: New Calgary campaign looks beyond job seekers’ pasts CBC News, March 13, 2017              A new campaign aims to reduce stigma for Calgarians with criminal records who are looking for jobs. The Calgary John Howard Society launched a public education initiative called “I Am More Than My Criminal Record” / Read More