Posts Tagged: homelessness

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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

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

Hannah’s Letter: A true act of kindness

Posted September 10th, 2015 / givinghomelessnesskindnessthankful

On August 25th, the Calgary Homeless Foundation received a gift from a little girl far beyond her years. She sent us letter, painstakingly crafted in the way of children, with a donation and a touching explanation as to why she chose us. Having travelled here from Florida to visit our city and the Calgary Stampede / Read More

Sharing our stories, we learn about ourselves

Sharing our stories, we learn about ourselves Written By Nicole Jackson, Research and Policy Analyst , CHF A number of months ago, our blog post focused on the work of the Client Action Committee in relation to a project collaborating with the Alberta Human Rights Commission to explore the rights of people experiencing homelessness. Client Action / Read More