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

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