Research and Data

With improved knowledge, we can advocate for changes in mainstream systems and public policy, improve the overall system of care and services and ensure progress toward Calgary’s Plan goals. In addition, we can share our knowledge with other cities to support their efforts towards ending homelessness.

Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) is gaining an international reputation as a leading contributor to applied homelessness research, while also establishing itself as a partner on some of the world’s most important research on homelessness. Making evidence-based decisions and planning based on research is a key tenet of CHF’s role as System Planner for Calgary’s Homeless-Serving System of Care. A key ingredient to this approach has been the Homelessness Management Information System (HMIS) which we are constantly looking to expand and enhance.


2017 Homelessness Research Symposium

Join us on April 19th and 20th at Fort Calgary for two days packed full of innovative ideas and ingenious methodology, and be a part of our 4th Biennial Homelessness Research Symposium. This event will showcase recent local research and translate it into improved practice, identify gaps in knowledge, and discuss possible directions for future research. Come discover how we are all transforming Research to Action!

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2017 Data Sharing Initiative

Join the Calgary Homeless Foundation and The School of Public Policy on Thursday May 18, 2017, for Data That Makes a Difference, our 2nd Annual Canadian Homelessness Data Sharing Initiative. At this event we are seeking to answer how our collective data can be used to produce better, more accurate results to inform the allocation of resources and end homelessness in our communities! Come discover how data can be used to make a difference!

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