CHF Property Tour: It’s all about collaboration

July 21st, 2014

Friday, July 18th was a perfect day for a tour of CHF properties. The day dawned bright and sunny, the air was warm and filled with excitement and fun and laughter as 20 CHFers and 5 members of the RESOLVE Campaign team climbed onto a big yellow school bus at 8:30 in Read More

Leader of Canada’s New Deocrats and the Official Opposition visits Housing First sites in Calgary

July 14th, 2014

It’s always good when Members of Parliament invest their time and energy to learn first-hand what Calgary is doing to end homelessness. On Saturday, July 12th, Tom Mulcair, Leader of Canada’s New Democrats and the Official Opposition, took a tour of three housing first locations owned by the Calgary Homeless Read More

A good day for community building

June 3rd, 2014

We planted flowers yesterday. We raked the lawn, tidied the hedges, swept the walk and laughed and joked and connected as a team and a community. We were at one of the buildings owned by the CHF to help out with spring cleaning. It was fun and fulfilling and, a nice break Read More

Stepping Stone Manor is building up!

May 26th, 2014

The sun was shining and the Lilac Festival was in full swing as volunteers worked to remove the photos from the front facade of the house at 222 15 Ave SW to move them to the construction fencing. The move is necessary as the house is about to be demolished Read More

Stepping Stone Manor kick-off a huge success!

May 1st, 2014

Monday’s kick-off of Stepping Stone Manor, our new project in the Beltline Community was a wonderful success. Over 100 people attended the formal event and later, over 100 people dropped by to view the art, chat and hang wishes in the Wishing tree. Huge kudos to the CHF Housing and Read More

CHF is building in the Beltline!

April 8th, 2014

Come join CHF, the RESOLVE Campaign, Cedarglen Living and all our partners in a celebration of new beginnings in the Beltline. Before we demolish the old building on the site to make room for a 30 unit assisted living building that will commence construction this summer, This is My City Read More

Bon Jovi’s gift lives on

April 1st, 2014

When Jon Bon Jovi came to Calgary during his world tour, it was the first time his longtime lead guitarist, Richie Sambora, would not perform with him. To make up for the unexpected absence of Sambora, Bon Jovi donated $100,000 to the Calgary Homeless Foundation. In January of this year, Read More

Many losses in homelessness. Being human is not one of them.

March 17th, 2014

Meaghan Bell and Nicole Jackson, work every week with the CHF Client Advisory Committee to ensure the critical client voice that measures the ‘on the street’ impact of the work we do has a place to be heard and acknowledged. Recently, Meaghan and Nicole invited the members of the Committee Read More

Art Smith Awards — Well earned recognition

March 11th, 2014

  For individuals working on the front-line of homelessness, recognition can be hard to come by. The successes are often private, while failures can often be public. Now more than ever, it has become increasingly important to tell the stories of these individuals. Not because they need it, but because Read More

Adding the value of the lived experience

March 3rd, 2014

I graduated with my Masters in Public Policy not long ago. Among the most basic tenets of making good policy – making any good kind of decision, really – is asking the people who that policy will affect for their thoughts and contributions. There are lots of ways our sector Read More

Proud to be Canadian

February 24th, 2014

Last week while Canadians checked online to see Olympic medal standings, I checked the numbers on a different website – the amount being raised on the Coldest Night of the Year walk. This is the first year Calgary joined this walk – an all-age 2K, 5K or 10K walk held Read More

Thank You RBC Foundation!

February 12th, 2014

No Hope in Homelessness

February 5th, 2014

Six years ago, when Calgary’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness was launched in January 2008, I sat in a room with a few hundred other Calgarians and listened to the details and wondered, “Who are they kidding?” They’ll never end it. Not unless, of course, they end addictions and Read More

Thank you Good-bye Graffitti!

December 19th, 2013

We are delighted to present our first Thank you video to a supplier who makes sure we always looks good!

Christmas is About Community

December 16th, 2013

(Written by:  Amanda St. Laurent, Program Manager, Community Development, CUPS) For those living at or below the poverty line, making ends meet is always a struggle.  Between rising rents, utility bills, food and other necessities, low income individuals and families often find themselves in a constant struggle to get by.  Read More

10 Year Plan – Community Consultation

November 6th, 2013

Calgary’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness was initially published in January 2008 and updated in January 2011. CHF is revisiting the 10 Year Plan to update it and to align goals and objectives with what we’ve learned since beginning the sometimes difficult but very important work of ending homelessness, Read More

Voices of Experience: Listening to client feedback

November 6th, 2013

The client voice is a critical piece in the overall assessment of program performance in the homeless sector.  In addition, the client voice is essential in identifying needs and gaps in our system of care.  The client voice provides a reflection of the impact and effectiveness of social agency services Read More

Veterans Affairs Minister Fantino visits The Madison

November 4th, 2013

On Thursday, October 31, Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino visited with Alpha House staff,CHF staff and residents of The Madison, a 16 unit apartment building in Calgary which the Calgary Homeless Foundation purchased in November 2011 using provincial grants, support from a donor and a $734,000 mortgage of which $554,000 Read More

Premier's Half-Time Show moves ball closer to goal of ending homelessness!

October 24th, 2013

  Devon Canada’s President Chris Seasons (r) with Nadine Barber, Patricia Etris & Premier Redford Thank You! The Premier’s Half-Time Show at the Red & White Club on Octer 23 celebrated the hard work and team spirit of the Calgary Stampeders run for the Grey Cup and the work of Read More

Calgarians Care about ending homelessness

September 25th, 2013

The Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) who together with Face it Calgary partners commissioned an  Ipsos Reid survey earlier this year, take heart from the  survey that focused on understanding Calgarians views on homelessness in the city.  A similar poll in 2011 found that homelessness ranked fifth on a list of Read More

Part of ending homelessness is increasing everyone’s awareness and understanding.