Posts Tagged: Nick Falvo

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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

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

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 central agencies in Canada

By:  Nick Falvo, Ph.D., Director, Research and Data, CHF From time to time, voluntary sector leaders—and advocates in general—come up with ideas for new spending and new social programs.  When they do this, they often focus too much on influencing elected officials, and too little on influencing senior public servants.  What’s more, it’s important that / Read More