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

Five Things to Know About the 2018 Federal Budget

Posted February 27th, 2018

By Nick Falvo, PhD Today’s federal budget, while not as transformative as last year’s, had important new initiatives related to housing and homelessness. Here are five things to know: New housing investments were announced for First Nations, Inuit and Métis people. Specifically, today’s budget announced $600 million over three years for on-reserve housing; $400 million over / 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

Ten Things to Know About Social Assistance in Alberta

By: Nick Falvo, PhD Nick Falvo is Director of Research and Data at Calgary Homeless Foundation. This is part two of a two-part blog series on social assistance. Part one, which looks at social assistance across Canada, can be accessed here. — As recently noted by my colleague Rachel Campbell, last fall’s Point-in-Time (PiT) Count / Read More

Book review: Understanding spatial media

By Nick Falvo, PhD Nick Falvo is the Director of Research and Data at Calgary Homeless Foundation Rob Kitchin, Tracey Lauriault and Matthew Wilson recently co-edited a book titled Understanding Spatial Media. Published by SAGE, this book is about technology, power, people, democracy and geography. Here are 10 things to know about the book. The / 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

Fiscal Situation of Canada’s ‘Oil Rich’ Provinces

By Nick Falvo, PhD Nick Falvo is Director of Research and Data at Calgary Homeless Foundation. To end homelessness, provincial and territorial governments need to adequately finance social spending—especially spending on affordable housing, social assistance, child benefits, and homelessness services. With this in mind, I organized and chaired a panel discussion at this year’s Annual / 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