Research and Data

With improved knowledge, we can advocate for changes in mainstream systems and public policy, improve the overall system of care and services and ensure progress toward Calgary’s Plan goals. In addition, we can share our knowledge with other cities to support their efforts towards ending homelessness.

Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) has an international reputation as a leading contributor to applied homelessness research, while also being a partner on some of the world’s most important research on homelessness. Making evidence-based decisions and planning based on research is a key tenet of CHF’s role as System Planner for Calgary’s Homeless-Serving System of Care. A key ingredient to this approach has been the Homelessness Management Information System (HMIS) which we are constantly looking to expand and enhance.