The mighty difference of Colborne’s Forces

  This past June, Colborne’s Forces, a community program launched by Calgary Flames forward Joe Colborne in November 2014, produced its first Benefit Concert to support Alberta veterans. Portions of the money raised went to benefit the unique needs of past members of Canada’s Armed Forces and to support military museums around the Read More

Get ready to be surprised! CHF Pop Up Party is coming!

  It’ll be a dinner extravaganza with meaning and a touch of intrigue. We want to take you back to the rise of jazz and swing, sinuous dress and art deco in our brand new fundraiser: Calgary Homeless Foundation Pop Up Party. The fun launches this October 15th. We’ll have 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 Read More

The role of sharing data in ending homelessness

First Annual Canadian Homelessness Data Sharing Initiative  By:  Nick Falvo On May 4, 2016, approximately 40 people attended the First Annual Canadian Homelessness Data Sharing Initiative, sponsored in Calgary by the Calgary Homeless Foundation and the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy.  Those attending included government officials, researchers and students.  Read More

Party With a Purpose | One Day Only! Tuesday, July 12

July 11th, 2016

CHANGE IN SCHEDULE:  Party with a Purpose is one day only! Tuesday, July 12. Purchase tickets now Purchase tickets now   If you haven’t purchased your ticket yet, they are still available on Ticketyfly or at the door. Tickets are $29, doors open at 7am with a pancake breakfast and Read More

Stepping Stone Manor | The future begins here.

June 29th, 2016

It was a full house at the key exchange for Stepping Stone Manor on Tuesday, June 28th.  Stepping Stone is set to become home to 30 individuals with long-term lived experience of homelessness. Under contract with Calgary John Howard Society, the individuals taking up residence will be provided housing, supports and Read More

Alberta’s Affordable Housing Strategy

A Call for Feedback To identify gaps in affordability and accessibility of housing in the province, the Government of Alberta is asking Albertans to provide feedback that will assist in the development of a Provincial Affordable Housing Strategy. Every Albertan is encouraged to respond to the survey. Your input will Read More

CRRA recognizes excellence in Affordable Housing for homeless-serving sector.

  Last night at the Calgary Residential Rental Association 13th Annual Gala Award, CHF’s Claire building in Kingsland won the Building of the Year (26 – 100 units) award. This award recognizes the upkeep and ongoing operations of the building, renovation we’ve completed, tenant services, community gardens and other special features. Read More

New Research – Jeannette Waegemakers Schiff & Annette Lane

May 5th, 2016

New Research – Jeannette Waegemakers Schiff, PhD & Annette Lane, PhD: Burnout and PTSD in Workers in the Homeless Sector in Calgary

Ten things to know about the 2016-17 Alberta budget

May 3rd, 2016

By  Nick Falvo, PhD On April 14, the Alberta government tabled its 2016-17 budget: Alberta Jobs Plan.  Here are 10 things to know about it: A new carbon tax (known as a “carbon levy”) was announced. As a result, in 2017, Albertans will pay an extra 4.5 cents per litre Read More

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