Posts Tagged: ending homelessness

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

Clear

I Heart Home: 3 Things

At the October 2016 Board/CEO Connectivity Breakfast, over 60 Board Chairs and CEOs of member agencies from Calgary’s homeless-serving sector prioritized 3 Things they were committed to achieving by the end of 2018, when Calgary’s Plan to End Homelessness sunsets. The Plan, launched in 2008, has provided a framework and focus for our efforts as / Read More

CHF Hosts the 4th Biennial Homelessness Research Symposium

Every other year Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) hosts a two-day event to assess, share and celebrate Alberta’s most innovative homelessness research. The 4th Biennial Homelessness Research Symposium event will bring together researchers, service providers, government officials, and front-line agencies in the homeless-serving community to discover ways to transform homelessness research and transform it into action. This / 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

Connectivity Breakfast — Community Action: Target 2018

The third Connectivity Breakfast Community Action: Target 2018 was held on October 10th, 2016 at the Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre. In total, 37 organizations within the homeless-serving sector and associated sectors were represented by 63 Executive Directors, Board Chairs and designates. While the topic of conversation is different at each breakfast, the goal always / Read More

Watch This!

Awhile ago, we developed a short video about ending homelessness. Our purpose was very clear — we wanted to inspire, motivate and engage community to think about homelessness not as the story of an individual who has made ‘bad’ choices, but as a societal issue that we have the capacity and power to change — when we work / Read More

Homeless encampments 101: The human cost

Bylaw Community Peace Officers Share Knowledge on Encampment Sites — Written by Madison Smith, CHF Project Coordinator The skies were clear the morning Bylaw Community Police Officers, Jody St. Pierre and Melanie Thomas graciously opened their vehicle doors for two “observers” to take a look into their daily encounters with homeless encampment sites and individuals who / 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

The role of sharing data in ending homelessness

First Annual Canadian Homelessness Data Sharing Initiative  By:  Nick Falvo On May 4, 2016, approximately 40 people attended the First Annual Canadian Homelessness Data Sharing Initiative, sponsored in Calgary by the Calgary Homeless Foundation and the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy.  Those attending included government officials, researchers and students.  Here are 10 things to / Read More

Alberta’s Affordable Housing Strategy

A Call for Feedback To identify gaps in affordability and accessibility of housing in the province, the Government of Alberta is asking Albertans to provide feedback that will assist in the development of a Provincial Affordable Housing Strategy. Every Albertan is encouraged to respond to the survey. Your input will help inform the development of / Read More