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.

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

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. (Part two, which looks at social assistance in Alberta, can be viewed here). The series is inspired by recent data captured in Alberta’s 2016 Point-in-Time / 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