The Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) is a charitable organization with a leadership role within Calgary’s Plan to End Homelessness. In its role as System Planner for Calgary’s Homeless-Serving System of Care, CHF is a catalyst and enabler for Systems and Service Agencies to optimize client success. CHF focuses on four strategic pillars of work: Research and Development, Community Mobilization, Funder of Outcomes and Impact, and Public and Political Will. CHF addresses gaps and identifies best practices to improve the system of care. Through mobilization of collective impact, CHF is committed to moving forward in partnership with the many homeless-serving agencies, the private sector, government partners, the faith community, other foundations and all Calgarians to end homelessness in Calgary.
Since the Plan to End Homelessness was launched in 2008, much has been accomplished. We have slowed the growth in homelessness despite experiencing a major flood, an unprecedented economic downturn, decreased vacancy rates and a major shortage of affordable housing – a remarkable feat given that our population also grew by more than 217,000 people from 2009 – 2013. Close to 8,000 people have been housed and our capacity to assist has resulted in more than 2,000 spaces operated by 56 programs.
Board of Directors
CHF is guided by a volunteer Governance Board dedicated to providing continued focus on the Vision that “Together we will end homelessness in Calgary.” The Board is made up of 18 individuals including representation from the City of Calgary, Calgary Police Service and Alberta Health Services who are charged with working together towards systems integration and significant impact for those experiencing homelessness.
Board Committee Members
CHF is currently seeking 2 new Board committee members. Candidates for the committee positions will need to demonstrate the following general attributes:
- Commitment to the Vision, Mission and Values of CHF
- Collaborative Leadership ability guided by a high degree of personal and professional integrity
- Strategic Thinking
- Ability to read and understand financial reports
- Communication skills – balancing advocacy and inquiry
- Willing and able to do justice to the role
For this recruitment cycle, the Board is seeking candidates who bring, in addition to the above, a strong accounting background, preferably with a CPA designation and/or an investment background preferably with a CFA designation.
To explore this leadership opportunity, please submit your resume to Vicki Tang-Sopchyshyn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your interest in the Calgary Homeless Foundation. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.