Blog

CHF has two blogs to keep the community informed about our programs to end homelessness. This blog, and our research blog that focuses specifically on the research projects that CHF and our partners engage in.

By staying informed and understanding the impacts homelessness has on people, communities and our city, as well as the progress we are making, everyone can understand the part they need to play to end homelessness.

Giving Tuesday: A message from Patricia Jones, President & CEO, Calgary Homeless Foundation

Posted November 30th, 2020

On Tuesday, December 1, our community is celebrating Giving Tuesday, a global movement for giving and volunteering that takes place each year after Black Friday.

If you feel inspired by our work, we would be grateful if you would remember us—or any other agency that inspires you. Or simply take a few moments to engage in small acts of kindness. How we give back matters less than the change we hope to see.

Thank you for caring about our community and for your partnership as a supporter of our work. 

COVID-19 Update: November 27, 2020

Posted November 27th, 2020

As COVID-19 numbers rise, our monitoring of the COVID-19 situation is ongoing. We continue to follow and implement the recommendations of Alberta Health Services (AHS), the World Health Organization (WHO), and Federal, Provincial, and Municipal government guidelines towards taking appropriate precautions regarding our day-to-day work. We remain actively involved in working with the Government of / Read More

UPDATE – Calgary Homeless Foundation’s Updated Response to COVID-19

Posted November 27th, 2020

COVID-19 Update: November 27, 2020 As COVID-19 numbers rise, our monitoring of the COVID-19 situation is ongoing. We continue to follow and implement the recommendations of Alberta Health Services (AHS), the World Health Organization (WHO), and Federal, Provincial, and Municipal government guidelines towards taking appropriate precautions regarding our day-to-day work. We remain actively involved in / Read More

The Triveri House opens its doors in time for the holidays, welcoming 38 homeless and vulnerable youth home 

Posted November 20th, 2020

On November 19, 2020, Calgary Homeless Foundation and its community partners celebrated the opening of The Triveri House, which will provide 38 youth with a warm, safe place to call home.   The opening included the launch of a new microsite, featuring a video that provides an exclusive peek into the building itself, and insight from those who made the building a reality.    A Place of Stability for Youth  The Triveri House, which offers 37 units and one transitional suite, is located in Calgary’s Forest / Read More

2021 Trail Blazer Breakfast

Posted November 20th, 2020

Join us at The Trail Blazer Breakfast, to be held on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Every year, Calgary Homeless Foundation connects leaders, innovators and philanthropists at The Trail Blazer Breakfast to address issues of poverty and homelessness.    This year, we are pleased to present Lieutenant-General (Ret) The Honourable Roméo Dallaire as our keynote speaker.    A celebrated advocate for human rights, General Dallaire is a respected author, government and UN advisor, former Canadian / Read More

Flagship Build to Open in December

Posted November 20th, 2020

Calgary Homeless Foundation and developer HomeSpace Society will celebrate the virtual opening of a new building in downtown Calgary on December 15, 2020 with a video featuring the stakeholders of the building,   The 74-unit, nine-storey concrete tower, located at the corner of 5th Avenue and 9th Street, is the largest building in HomeSpace’s portfolio of thirty properties, as well as the first constructed of concrete and located in the Core. It is also the tenth build completed through the RESOLVE / Read More

Calgary Homeless Foundation to launch community data hub

Posted November 20th, 2020

Calgary Homeless Foundation is developing a Community Data Hub – an initiative that streamlines work for agencies and provides a fuller picture of people’s needs on their journey home.  The purpose of the Community Data Hub is to free agencies from repetitive data entry, giving them more time with clients. Currently, agencies must enter information into our database, the Homeless Management Information System, as well as their own and those of other funders. This process is inefficient, and the reports we generate is limited and only produced every three / Read More

The James House welcomes 27 homeless and vulnerable Calgarians home with virtual opening

Posted October 29th, 2020

On October 22, 2020, CHF and its community partners celebrated the opening of The James House. This 27-unit building The James House, which offers 27 units in a building, owned and managed by HomeSpace Society, with supports provided by McMan Calgary & Area, will house vulnerable and homeless Calgarians and provide them with the supports they need to help them begin their journey towards health and independence.

Kootenay Lodge, a new bridge housing program allows individuals to quickly move from shelters to a home

Posted September 25th, 2020

Approximately 40 Calgarians will be moved out of homelessness and into long-term housing by March 31, 2021, thanks to a new bridge housing program in a Martindale apartment building. The program will see individuals receive temporary housing at Kootenay Lodge with on-site support services so they can quickly and successfully move from the emergency shelter system / Read More