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Plan to prevent and end youth homelessness in Calgary gets a refresh

By: Shane Rempel Shane Rempel is a System Planner at Calgary Homeless Foundation. Shane oversees CHF funded youth housing and support programs, and sits on the Youth Sector Committee, the Youth Placement Committee and co-facilitates the Youth Advisory Table. Friday May 5th is the official launch of the 2017 Refresh of the Calgary Plan to […]

YYC Taco Fiesta celebrating local business and big flavour!

By: Kara Layher Kara is a Communications Specialist at Calgary Homeless Foundation. Finally, Calgarians have a way to simultaneously feast on tacos and give back to their community! Over thirty Calgary and area restaurants are serving up tacos for a good cause this week. YYC Taco Fiesta is a week-long event (Friday April 28th to […]

Five Things to Know about Donations and Taxes

Every year Calgarians donate money to charities to support the causes they most dear to them. Many others donate for the generous provincial and federal tax incentives available for those who donate to charities. Tax season is coming to close, and we want to ensure all of our donors and supporters know about the tax […]

News Items for Thursday, April 27, 2017

  Homelessness in Metro Vancouver up 30% since 2014, according to new homeless tally More women over 50 seeking shelter, homelessness report finds $11 Billion Can End Homelessness In Canada Alberta Researchers Focused on Turning Homelessness Research into Action Ending Yellowknife homelessness would help 1,500 people but may cost $170M, says consultant Liberals aim to […]

Looking Forward: Shifting Towards Homelessness Prevention

The following blog post was written by researchers Stephen Gaetz, Director of the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness and Erin Dej, Postdoctoral Fellow with the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness. You can find the original blog post on Homeless Hub here. Over two hundred years ago, Benjamin Franklin said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of […]

I Heart Home: 3 Things

At the October 2016 Board/CEO Connectivity Breakfast, over 60 Board Chairs and CEOs of member agencies from Calgary’s homeless-serving sector prioritized 3 Things they were committed to achieving by the end of 2018, when Calgary’s Plan to End Homelessness sunsets. The Plan, launched in 2008, has provided a framework and focus for our efforts as […]


CHF Hosts the 4th Biennial Homelessness Research Symposium

Every other year Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) hosts a two-day event to assess, share and celebrate Alberta’s most innovative homelessness research. The 4th Biennial Homelessness Research Symposium event will bring together researchers, service providers, government officials, and front-line agencies in the homeless-serving community to discover ways to transform homelessness research and transform it into action. This […]

A Book Review of Greg Suttor’s ‘Still Renovating’

Greg Suttor’s new book on the history of Canadian social housing policy By Nick Falvo  Nick Falvo PhD is the Director of Research and Data at Calgary Homeless Foundation Dr. Greg Suttor is one of Canada’s foremost authorities on affordable housing policy. Currently a researcher at Toronto’s Wellesley Institute, he’s just written a book titled […]

Public Policy and Homelessness: The Case of Calgary

By: Nick Falvo Nick Falvo Ph.D, is the Director of Research and Data at the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF). On January 24, I gave a presentation to students at the University of Calgary as part of the Certificate in Working with Homeless Populations program. The goal of this presentation was to convey the fact that public […]