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

The 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. The 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 / 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

Federal Budget 2017: Building a Strong Middle Class

Budget 2017 provides welcome funding to address critical housing and homelessness needs. Budget 2017 delivers good news for vulnerable Canadians and those working to alleviate the impacts of poverty and homelessness on Canadians. With a proposed investment of $2.1 billion over the next 11 years to expand and extend funding for the Homelessness Partnering Strategy / Read More

CHF releases Final Report for October 2016 Point-in-Time Count in Calgary

Posted March 22nd, 2017

To read the full report click here. In October 2016, the Calgary Homeless Foundation, (with over one hundred volunteers and countless community partners), successfully completed its biennial Point-in-Time (PiT) Count. On a provincial basis, using the same data, Calgary’s count was 3,222. With the inclusion of health data which the rest of the province did / Read More

Budget 2017: Continued Support for Vulnerable Albertans

Posted March 17th, 2017 / Budget 2017

We are pleased to see the Alberta Government’s continued focus on homelessness and housing first as a priority need area. Additional funding will assist Calgary’s Homeless-Serving System of Care to address some critical pressure points, such as caseload growth, as we work collectively to stably house and enhance the lives of vulnerable adults, youth and / Read More

CHF Statement on charges against former Board Member

Posted March 14th, 2017

We were saddened and shocked to learn of the charges laid by Calgary Police Service against a CHF board member, Robin Wortman. We are deeply concerned for the well- being of the youth, who we believe have demonstrated courage in coming forward. As the system planner for Calgary’s Homeless-Serving System of Care, CHF has limited direct / Read More

News Items for Friday, March 03, 2017

Posted March 3rd, 2017

News Items for Friday, Mar 03, 2017 1. Krecsy: Together, we will end homelessness in Calgary 2. Calgarians bear Coldest Night of the Year walk to raise funds for the homeless 3. Homeless Find a Champion in Canada’s Medicine Hat 4. Agency celebrates a decade of helping homeless, at-risk youth 5. City has to change / Read More

News items for Thursday February 23, 2017

Posted February 23rd, 2017

News items for Thursday February 23, 2017: Free tax clinic helps Calgary’s poor, homeless file their returns Calgarians participate in National Day of Action on overdose crisis Calgarians gear up for ‘Coldest Night of the Year Trudeau asked about Housing plan for the North City of Ottawa hopes for ‘year of housing’ in upcoming federal / Read More

Nick Falvo, Research Blog Series: Homelessness in Canada

Posted February 17th, 2017

Improving client-care through shared knowledge.    — Each year The University of Calgary (U of C) offers a Certificate in Working with Homeless Populations, purposefully created for front-line workers in the homeless-serving sector. Any individual can take the course and those who complete it, receive  an academically recognized certificate with career building credentials. One of / Read More