Posts Tagged: Nick Falvo

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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