Blog

CHF has two blogs to keep the community informed about our programs to end homelessness. This blog, and our research blog that focuses specifically on the research projects that CHF and our partners engage in.

By staying informed and understanding the impacts homelessness has on people, communities and our city, as well as the progress we are making, everyone can understand the part they need to play to end homelessness.

Homeless-serving Sector Launches Innovative Partnership

Posted March 24th, 2021

Rapid Care Counselling quickly connects people to mental health support   COVID-19 has been hard on all of us, but imagine what it’s like when you don’t have a home and are experiencing mental health challenges, all at the same time. People living without a home or in emergency shelters have been disproportionately affected by / Read More

2021 Trail Blazer Breakfast

Posted March 23rd, 2021

Trail Blazer Breakfast 2021: Tickets available now! Keynote Speaker: Lieutenant-General (ret) The Honourable Roméo A. Dallaire Trail Blazer Breakfast is Calgary Homeless Foundation’s annual marquee fundraiser event. Join us VIRTUALLY on Wednesday, May 12th, 2021, as we connect business and community leaders, philanthropists, thought leaders and members of the homeless system of care – individuals who / Read More

“When you go out of your way to help someone else, it lifts everyone up”

Posted March 19th, 2021

Musical duo donates t-shirt sales             Misgana and Ans own a local clothing company, and have direct a portion of their sales to Calgary Homeless Foundation. At Calgary Homeless Foundation, we’re inspired by you – our community donors – and we’re always eager to know why you connect to our work and how you learned about us. That’s / Read More

COVID-19 Pandemic: One Year Later

Posted March 17th, 2021

Throughout the past year, we have experienced collective challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic unlike anything many of us have witnessed in our lifetime. But together, we have also experienced resiliency, humility, a newfound gratitude for connection, and a heightened awareness of the importance of a home for health and well-being. As we reflect on / Read More

The Unique Experience of a Woman without a Home

Posted March 8th, 2021

This International Women’s Day, #ChooseToChallenge the gender inequity arising in the experience of homelessness. Women face unique challenges when they do not have a home. Read on to learn more – and consider supporting some of the women-serving organizations in Calgary listed below. FACT: Women are less likely to be recognized in homelessness data[1] According / Read More

Calgary Homeless Foundation, CUPS and Catholic Family Service launch a new Rapid Care Counselling pilot to connect Calgarians experiencing homelessness with mental health supports

Posted February 10th, 2021

Calgary’s homeless-serving sector is launching another innovative partnership that will pair participants in the Homeless-Serving System of Care with mental health supports when they need it most.   There are currently 621 individuals, families and youth experiencing homelessness who are awaiting housing on Calgary’s triage list. Of these individuals, 78.4 per cent have identified mental health challenges or concerns.  To support these individuals, Calgary Homeless Foundation, CUPS, and / Read More

Giving Tuesday: A message from Patricia Jones, President & CEO, Calgary Homeless Foundation

Posted November 30th, 2020

On Tuesday, December 1, our community is celebrating Giving Tuesday, a global movement for giving and volunteering that takes place each year after Black Friday.

If you feel inspired by our work, we would be grateful if you would remember us—or any other agency that inspires you. Or simply take a few moments to engage in small acts of kindness. How we give back matters less than the change we hope to see.

Thank you for caring about our community and for your partnership as a supporter of our work. 

COVID-19 Update: November 27, 2020

Posted November 27th, 2020

As COVID-19 numbers rise, our monitoring of the COVID-19 situation is ongoing. We continue to follow and implement the recommendations of Alberta Health Services (AHS), the World Health Organization (WHO), and Federal, Provincial, and Municipal government guidelines towards taking appropriate precautions regarding our day-to-day work. We remain actively involved in working with the Government of / Read More

UPDATE – Calgary Homeless Foundation’s Updated Response to COVID-19

Posted November 27th, 2020

March 2, 2021 Housing  Since March 2020, 543 individuals and families were successfully diverted from homelessness at an average rate of 45 per month. In addition, 1,097 individuals and families were housed at an average rate of 91 per month.   As a result of the community’s dedicated efforts, 1,640 individuals and families in Calgary are no longer experiencing homelessness.  Rapid Care Counselling   In partnership with CUPS and Catholic Family / Read More