Research

One of CHF’s key roles is to initiate, coordinate and collaborate on research directed to ending homelessness. A solid foundation of knowledge means we can refocus resources to improve the overall system of care and services that bring people home.

This research blog focuses specifically on research related content.

When tenants ‘graduate’ from Housing First programs: 10 things to know

Posted September 6th, 2018

When tenants ‘graduate’ from Housing First programs By Nick Falvo, PhD Nick Falvo is Director of Research and Data at the Calgary Homeless Foundation. With limited resources at their disposal, System Planners—such as the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF)—like to know how long various subgroups of persons experiencing homelessness will likely require various forms of housing / Read More

Ten things to know about Canada’s newly-unveiled National Housing Strategy

By Nick Falvo, PhD Nick Falvo is the Director of Research and Data at Calgary Homeless Foundation On November 22, the Trudeau government unveiled its much-anticipated National Housing Strategy. While much of the Strategy’s content and funding levels had already been broadly outlined in the most recent federal budget, the Strategy provides further detail on / Read More

Book Review: Indigenous Homelessness

Posted October 6th, 2017

By Nick Falvo, PhD Nick Falvo is the Director of Research and Data at Calgary Homeless Foundation Evelyn Peters and Julia Christensen recently wrote an edited book on homelessness among Indigenous peoples in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Excluding the Introduction and Conclusion, more than half of the chapters are either authored or co-authored by / Read More

Second Annual Canadian Homelessness Data Sharing Initiative

By Nick Falvo, PhD Nick Falvo is Director of Research and Data at Calgary Homeless Foundation. On May 18, 2017, the Second Annual Canadian Homelessness Data Sharing Initiative took place in Calgary (all slide presentations, as well as photos from the event, are available here). The event was organized by the Calgary Homeless Foundation and / Read More

Ten Things to Know About Homelessness in Canada

By Nick Falvo, PhD Nick Falvo is Director of Research and Data at the Calgary Homeless Foundation. I recently gave a presentation at Raising the Roof’s Child & Family Homelessness Stakeholder Summit in Toronto. My slide deck can be downloaded here. To accompany the presentation, I’ve prepared the following list of “Ten Things to Know About Homelessness / Read More

Monitoring Program Performance in Calgary’s Homeless-Serving System of Care

Posted June 12th, 2017

By Nick Falvo, PhD Nick Falvo is Director of Research and Data at the Calgary Homeless Foundation.  Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) recently unveiled new key performance indicators (KPIs) for programs they fund.[1] These new indicators were developed after nine months of community consultation and have been piloted over the course of the past year. A / Read More

Ten things to know about program evaluation and the Calgary Homeless Foundation

By Nick Falvo, Ph.D. Nick Falvo is the Director of Research and Data at Calgary Homeless Foundation The Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) recently invited me to speak on a panel discussion. I was asked to speak to how my organization, the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF), views program evaluation. The CES defines evaluation as: “the systematic / Read More

Ten Things to Know about Calgary’s 2016 Point-in-Time Count of Homelessness

By Rachel Campbell Rachel is a Research and Policy Analyst at Calgary Homeless Foundation The Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) successfully conducted its biennial Point-in-Time (PiT) Count (Count) on October 19, 2016. This second province-wide Count was conducted in concert with the 7 Cities on Housing and Homelessness. Calgary’s final report includes data that was not / Read More

A Book Review of Greg Suttor’s ‘Still Renovating’

Posted March 29th, 2017

Greg Suttor’s new book on the history of Canadian social housing policy By Nick Falvo  Nick Falvo PhD is the Director of Research and Data at Calgary Homeless Foundation Dr. Greg Suttor is one of Canada’s foremost authorities on affordable housing policy. Currently a researcher at Toronto’s Wellesley Institute, he’s just written a book titled / Read More

Five emerging trends in affordable housing and homelessness

Posted March 8th, 2017

By: Nick Falvo Nick Falvo Ph.D, is the Director of Research and Data at the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF). On January 24, I gave a presentation to students at the University of Calgary as part of the Certificate in Working with Homeless Populations program. The goal of this presentation was to discuss emerging trends in Canada’s affordable housing / Read More