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Program Spotlight: Diversion Work in Calgary’s Homeless-Serving Sector

What does diversion mean? Diversion means that people are directed away from emergency shelters into some form of housing. What does diversion look like? Diversion programs exist for people who have recently become homeless and have only just entered Calgary’s Homeless-Serving System of Care. It often happens at the shelter door as a conversation with […]

Client Action Committee Dedicated to Reducing Barriers in Voting for People Experiencing Homelessness

Client Action Committee Dedicated to Reducing Barriers in Voting for People Experiencing Homelessness – By Michael Grant During the 2017 Calgary Municipal Election, the Client Action Committee was involved in making sure that people with the lived experience of homelessness had their voices heard. During their weekly meetings, they developed multiple strategies to make sure that […]

Calgary Homeless Foundation’s 2017 Report on Progress

On Tuesday, June 27th, 2017, Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) hosted our Annual General Meeting (AGM) and released our 2017 Report on Progress and our Management’s Discussion & Analysis and Financial Statements. Diana Krecsy, CHF President and CEO and Cameron Bailey, CHF Board Chair, spoke to homeless-serving sector representatives, members of the public, and individuals with […]

Remembering Lorne MacKenzie

By: Randy Pages and Kara Layher Randy Pages is a member of our Client Action Committee. Kara Layher is a Communications Specialist at Calgary Homeless Foundation Two weeks ago, a member of our Client Action Committee (CAC)[1] Lorne MacKenzie passed away. Lorne was with the CAC for about 18 months, his time before was spent […]

News Items for June 08, 2017

News Items for June 08, 2017: Ending the Homelessness Crisis for Gay, Bi, Trans Youth Regina’s Housing First program to expand through federal funding boost Calgary police host new addictions clinic for city’s homeless Maple Ridge: B.C. town divided by homeless crisis Less justice, more support: CPS touts Housing First data for homeless Four Principles […]

Young donor, big heart

By: Kara Layher Kara Layher is a Communication Specialist at CHF. For a kid, there is nothing more exciting than your birthday. To 10 year old Keane Marshall, his birthday is more than just a party and cake, it’s also a way to give back. 3 years ago, on his 8th birthday, Keane’s mom came […]

Prelude – A fresh start for 23 Calgarians experiencing homelessness

By: Kara Layher and Teresa Hiser Kara Layher is a Communications Specialist at Calgary Homeless Foundation. Teresa Hiser is a Development Manager at Calgary Homeless Foundation. Both worked on the opening event for Prelude in Radisson Heights. Last week, the Calgary homeless-serving community celebrated the opening of Prelude in Radisson Heights, a brand new permanent […]

Dinner Party with a Purpose

A few weeks ago Jenn and Adam Douglas decided to host a dinner party. Their dinner party had a unique goal of engaging discussion on philanthropy, homelessness, and mental health, while also enjoying a group of friends, and a great meal!   “We’ve been very fortunate in our brief time in Calgary to have made […]

News Items for May 11, 2017

News Items for May 11, 2017: Garbage cans in Kensington designed to help bottle pickers and the environment ‘This offers hope’: Affordable housing complex breaks ground in Banff Health centre ‘cart parking’ offers safe area for homeless to keep belongings Employed and homeless: Housing crisis in Nunavut hamlet forces shelter to expand ‘Sobering’ findings in […]