What we do

As the System Planner for Calgary’s Homeless-Serving System of Care, the Calgary Homeless Foundation coordinates the overall system of care, manages an IT system,  funds and supports non-profit agencies and conducts research.

Coordinate the System of Care: We continually identify opportunities for greater efficiencies and improved collaboration across the system of care, moving towards more coordinated responses that ensure individuals and families at risk of or experiencing homelessness have access to the right housing at the right time with the right resources to improve their quality of life. 

Oversee the Homeless Management Information System: This system collects information to make informed decisions, improve services for clients and guide implementation of Calgary’s Plan.

Funder of Outcomes and Impact: We provide public funding to local agencies who deliver prevention and re-housing programs to Calgarians at risk of or experiencing homelessness.

Conduct Research: With improved knowledge, we can advocate for changes in mainstream systems, improve the overall system of care and services, and ensure progress toward Calgary’s Plan goals.

Support Agencies: We provide training, scholarships and tools to help agencies with their important work on the front-lines. The Calgary Action Committee on Housing and Homelessness also supports agencies.

Housing:  A key strategy in Calgary’s Plan to End Homelessness is to ensure adequate affordable and supportive housing. CHF advocates with all levels of government for access and resources to ensure Calgary’s system of care can match the right person with the right housing at the right time.

We are building a more effective homeless-serving system.