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.

Public Policy and Homelessness: The Case of Calgary

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 convey the fact that public / Read More

Poverty Reduction in Alberta

By: Nick Falvo and Chidom Otogwu Nick Falvo Ph.D, is the Director of Research and Data at the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF). Chidom Otogwu is a HMIS Specialist at CHF. — To understand homelessness, it’s important to understand the relationship between poverty and homelessness. Poverty is not always about homelessness, but homelessness is embedded in poverty. / Read More

The Federal Role in Poverty Reduction

By: Nick Falvo, Janice Chan, and Chidom Otogwu Nick Falvo Ph.D, is the Director of Research and Data at the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF). Janice Chan is a System Planner at CHF. Chidom Otogwu is a HMIS Specialist at CHF. — To understand homelessness in Canada, it’s important to understand the relationship between poverty and homelessness. / Read More

Thesis by Dr. Maroine Bendaoud: Social Housing in British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec — By Nick Falvo

A Discussion with Dr. Maroine Bendaoud By: Nick Falvo Dr. Maroine Bendaoud recently completed his PhD thesis at the University of Montreal. His focus was social housing in British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec during the 1975-2015 period. Now a Postdoctoral Fellow at McMaster University in Hamilton, he recently agreed to answer some questions I put / Read More

How Housing Policy Benefits from a Socioeconomic Perspective — by Nick Falvo

By: Nick Falvo, Ph.D, Director, Research and Data, CHF On November 17, I delivered a webinar presentation for the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association titled “The Missing Piece: How Housing Policy Benefits from a Socioeconomic Perspective.” The presentation focused on both macroeconomic factors and factors pertaining to Canada’s social welfare system in general; I argued / Read More

Ten things to know about Canadian attempts to count homelessness through Point-in-Time Counts — by Nick Falvo

By: Nick Falvo, Ph.D, Director, Research and Data, CHF Alberta’s seven largest municipalities recently released early results of a provincially-coordinated effort to enumerate and survey persons experiencing homelessness. Most of these communities reported reductions in homelessness, and reported a 19% reduction in province-wide homelessness compared to the first provincially-coordinated count conducted in 2014. The stated / Read More

Calgary Homeless Foundation Releases its Research Agenda – By Nick Falvo

Posted November 10th, 2016

Calgary Homeless Foundation Releases its Research Agenda By Nick Falvo, PhD This week, the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) released its updated Research Agenda. Full disclosure: I’m CHF’s Director of Research and Data, and I co-authored this year’s research agenda along with Rachel Campbell. Here are 10 things to know: The CHF is a non-governmental organization / Read More

Do Calgary and Edmonton need more power and resources? by Nick Falvo

By Nick Falvo, PhD, Director, Research and Data, CHF In October, the Government of Alberta held public consultations to garner public input on changes to the Municipal Government Act. These changes could result in Alberta’s two largest cities gaining additional power and resources from the Government of Alberta.  This has relevance not only to voters, / Read More

Ten things to know about Canada’s guaranteed annual income debate

By:  Nick Falvo, Ph.D., Director, Research and Data, CHF The possibility of implementing a Guaranteed Annual Income (GAI) is currently one of the hottest topics in Canadian social policy.  It gained momentum earlier this year when the Ontario government announced it would undertake a pilot study of the GAI.  And in June, the Ontario government / Read More

Our Position On the National Housing Strategy

Posted September 7th, 2016

The Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) supports a National Housing Strategy and is grateful for the opportunity to provide input. We strongly believe that for the Strategy to be an effective tool to further the vision of ending homelessness, it needs to provide specific measures to address the specialized needs for housing with supports for vulnerable / Read More