Posts Tagged: Calgary Homeless Foundation

Knowledge is vital in our mission to end homelessness, so we keep an archive of our blogs here, as well as our research blog.

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Our Position on Canada’s Poverty Reduction Strategy

By: Janice Chan, Nick Falvo and Victoria Ballance Janice Chan is a System Planner with CHF, Nick Falvo PhD is the Director of Research and Data at CHF and Victoria Ballance is the VP Stakeholder Engagement The following blog post is a condensed version of Calgary Homeless Foundation’s Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy Submission. You can / Read More

Ten Things to Know About Social Assistance in Canada

By Nick Falvo, PhD Nick Falvo is Director of Research and Data at Calgary Homeless Foundation. The present blog post is the first in a two-part series on social assistance. The series is inspired by recent data captured in Alberta’s 2016 Point-in-Time Count of Homelessness suggesting that just a small percentage of persons experiencing homelessness / 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

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 mighty difference of Colborne’s Forces

  This past June, Colborne’s Forces, a community program launched by Calgary Flames forward Joe Colborne in November 2014, produced its first Benefit Concert to support Alberta veterans. Portions of the money raised went to benefit the unique needs of past members of Canada’s Armed Forces and to support military museums around the province. This is not the / Read More

Get ready to be surprised! CHF Pop Up Party is coming!

  It’ll be a dinner extravaganza with meaning and a touch of intrigue. We want to take you back to the rise of jazz and swing, sinuous dress and art deco in our brand new fundraiser: Calgary Homeless Foundation Pop Up Party. The fun launches this October 15th. We’ll have some live entertainment, a dinner / Read More

Aurora on the Park: A Personal Account

            Written by Darcy Mammel *Photo credit: Cat Schick It’s a beautiful 19 degrees in Calgary and I’m on site at Calgary’s largest yarn-bombing initiative that will celebrate two new apartment buildings being built through the RESOLVE Campaign and Calgary’s Plan to End Homelessness. I’ve stopped here on my way to / Read More