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.

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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

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

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

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

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