Posts Tagged: Research and Data

Information is vital to end homelessness, so CHF does considerable research about homelessness and makes that research available to all stakeholders. In addition to the blog posts here, check out our resources section for 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

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

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