Entries by Joel Sinclair

We can’t talk about societal change without talking about homelessness

Originally published 08/14/2020 by Calgary Heraldhttps://calgaryherald.com/opinion/columnists/opinion-we-cant-talk-about-societal-change-without-talking-about-homelessness Twenty-seven years ago, I began my career serving people as a social worker with Catholic Family Service. During that time, I developed a deep reverence for those experiencing vulnerability. From mental health programs, affordable counselling, and marriage preparation, to teaching life skills to teen parents and helping adult learners […]

CHF’s New President & CEO, Patricia Jones

Calgary Homeless Foundation’s (CHF) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Patricia Jones as CHF’s new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective August 10, 2020. Following a Canada-wide recruitment process led by Leaders International Executive Search, Patricia was identified as the ideal visionary leader to propel CHF’s mission forward during this pivotal […]

CHF Leadership Transition

The Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) Board of Directors, with great regret, has accepted the resignation of Diana Krecsy, President and CEO. Diana will be stepping down as leader effective Jan. 31, 2020. Gail Boehm, Chief Operating Officer at CHF, will commence as Acting CEO, effective Feb. 1, 2020. The Board of Directors has retained Leaders […]

Calgary Homeless Foundation’s 2018 Report on Progress

On Thursday, June 28th, 2018, Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) hosted our Annual General Meeting (AGM) and released our 2018 Report on Progress and our Management’s Discussion & Analysis and Financial Statements. Diana Krecsy, CHF President and CEO and Luana Comin-Sartor, CHF Board Chair, spoke to homeless-serving sector representatives, members of the public, and individuals with […]

Our Initial Reflections on the National Housing Strategy

CHF weighs in on the federal government’s newly unveiled national housing strategy Yesterday, on National Housing Day, the federal government is unveiled its new National Housing Strategy with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Toronto, and Families Minister Jean-Yves Duclos making his announcement in Vancouver, BC. Dubbed “Canada’s first ever National Housing Strategy”, this “$40 billion […]

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The Positive Downward Trend – Calgary’s Plan to End Homelessness

By: Joel Sinclair Significant advances in the battle against homelessness are being won. Since 2008, and the implementation of Calgary’s Plan to End Homelessness, the average number of nightly stays by single adults in Calgary emergency shelters has fallen by 40%. A Noted Downward Trend Analysis published today by the University of Calgary’s School of […]

LGBTQ2S+ Youth Homelessness

By: Shane Rempel, Lisa Gareau, Ange Neil and Alicia Kalmanovitch Pride celebrations around the world give us an opportunity to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Queer, Questioning, and Two-spirit (LGBTQ2S+) culture, as well as make a statement about the need for continued work in building equality for gender and sexually diverse groups in our […]

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Client Action Committee’s Recommendations for the Redesign of the Housing Partnering Strategy

During the month of August, we met with the Client Action Committee on multiple occasions to draft a response letter outlining their recommendations for the redesign of the Housing Partnering Strategy. Please take some time to read what this amazing group of individuals submitted, and make your voice heard too! The deadline to take the […]

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Our Position on the Redesign of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy

The following blog post is a condensed version of Calgary Homeless Foundation’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy Submission. You can read the full submission HERE. The Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) submitted recommendations for the redesign of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) on Thursday, August 24, 2017.  Through the HPS, the Government of Canada provides support and funding […]