Entries by Joel Sinclair

Watch This!

Awhile ago, we developed a short video about ending homelessness. Our purpose was very clear — we wanted to inspire, motivate and engage community to think about homelessness not as the story of an individual who has made ‘bad’ choices, but as a societal issue that we have the capacity and power to change — when we work […]

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Homelessness Count Drops. Calgary still epicentre in Province.

Provincial count drops 31% since 2008 in 2nd 7 cities Point-in-Time Count of Homelessness In the second biennual province-wide Point-in-Time Count of Homelessness (Count), the number of people in Alberta staying in emergency shelters, short term supportive housing and hotels used as emergency shelters as well as correctional facilities was 5373, down 19% from the […]

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If you had the power to end homelessness, would you?

This year’s Giving Tuesday has kicked off an exciting new development towards ending homelessness in Calgary. Sponsor Energy, an energy retailer that sells electricity and natural gas to socially conscious consumers in Alberta, has the means to turn an ordinary, everyday purchase of electricity and gas into a tool to change the world and they’re […]

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CHF Client Action Committee’s Response to the National Housing Strategy

Last week we met with the CHF, Client Action Committee to draft a response letter outlining recommendations for the National Housing Strategy. Please take a few moments to read what this talented group of individuals submitted, and make your voice heard too! You have until Friday, October 21st to participate in either an online survey […]

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Our Position On the National Housing Strategy

  The Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) supports a National Housing Strategy and is grateful for the opportunity to provide input. We strongly believe that for the Strategy to be an effective tool to further the vision of ending homelessness, it needs to provide specific measures to address the specialized needs for housing with supports for […]

Canada’s National Housing Strategy Consultations

By Nick Falvo, Ph.D, Director, Research and Data, Calgary Homeless Foundation Canada’s federal government has begun national consultations on the development of a “national housing strategy.” The government is expected to release a report on November 22, which is also National Housing Day.  The consultation web site is called “Let’s Talk Housing.” It includes the […]