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.

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

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

The introduction and evolution of child benefits in Canada

By Allan Moscovitch and Nick Falvo Allan Moscovitch is Professor Emeritus of Social Work at Carleton University. Nick Falvo is Director of Research and Data at the Calgary Homeless Foundation.  This blog post was originally posted on Behind The Numbers, you can view the original version here. Child benefits have significant potential to reduce homelessness / Read More

Advocacy in Canada’s Affordable Housing and Homelessness Sectors

By: Nick Falvo Nick Falvo Ph.D, is Director of Research and Data at the Calgary Homeless Foundation. 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 ways students could advocate to / Read More

Ten Things to Know About Privacy in Alberta

By Lloyd Mason Lloyd Mason holds a Paralegal Diploma from the province of Ontario and is a Database Administrator at the Calgary Homeless Foundation. As I am currently enrolled in the Information Access and Protection of Privacy (IAPP) program at the University of Alberta, I have recently completed my first course: Information Access and Protection / 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

Ten Things To Know About The 2017 Federal Budget

By Nick Falvo, PhD Nick Falvo is Director of Research and Data at the Calgary Homeless Foundation. On March 22, the Trudeau government tabled its 2017 budget. Titled “Building a Strong Middle Class,” it proposes $305 billion in federal program spending for the 2017-18 fiscal year. I consider this the most important federal budget for / 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