Ten Things to Know About Jeannette Waegemakers Schiff’s New Book on Working with Homeless People

By: Nick Falvo, PhD                                                               Jeannette Waegemakers Schiff has written a new book titled Working with Homeless and Vulnerable People:  Basic Skills and Practice.   I’m […]

Walk A Mile In Their Shoes

We all know that feeling. That hunker down, close your eyes against the snow, don’t breathe in too deeply or you’ll cough from the cold kind of feeling. Winter in Calgary. We boast that we’re tough, that we can withstand anything. We are, after all, Albertans. Forged in cold weather and an unpredictable mother nature. […]

Calgary Homebuilders Honoured

In November, 11 Calgary Homebuilders, who are members of the RESOLVE Campaign, were honoured at the National Philanthropy Day luncheon hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Calgary.     CHF is proud to be a partner in the RESOLVE Campaign. These exceptional philanthropists represent the best of Calgary and along with the Government of […]

Homelessness in Canada: Its Growth, Policy Responses, and Advocacy

By: Nick Falvo,  Original post can be found here. On February 1, I gave a guest presentation on homelessness to a graduate seminar class on housing policy taught by Steve Pomeroy at Carleton University’s School of Public Policy and Administration. The focus of my presentation was the emergence of homelessness in Canada as a pressing public […]

Eagle Spirit Survivor Street Celebration

CHF was pleased to attend an Eagle Spirit Survivor Street Celebration lunch on January 20, 2016. The Eagle Spirit Survivor Street Celebration lunches are organized every two weeks at the Community Wise Centre in Calgary. The lunch welcomes the Calgary community to get-together, enjoy a hot meal and catch-up. In partnership with The Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary (AFCC), […]

The Community Initiatives Program helps Calgary End Homelessness

Homelessness is defined as “those who do not have a permanent residence to which they can return whenever they so choose.” Due to a lack of affordable housing In Calgary there are an estimated 3,500 individuals who live in that defined place called homelessness in our city. The late Mr. Arthur R. Smith, entrepreneur, politician […]

We will not forget you.

Thank you to all that attended the Longest Night of the Year on December 21, 2015. The memorial service was open to every Calgarian and allowed them to share their light and silence in memory of those who have lost their lives while experiencing homelessness in our city. As we gathered, we stood in silence […]

Save the Date: 7 cities Conference

We are pleased to announce that Calgary will be hosting the 7 cities Conference on Housing First and Homelessness this year. This is an opportunity for the homeless serving sector to come together to learn, share, create dialogue, and collaboratively focus our efforts on ending homelessness in our local communities and the province of Alberta.  […]

Coldest Night of the Year

February 20th brings the Coldest Night once again to Calgary. A partnership of charities aiding individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty is encouraging Calgary residents to bundle up and raise cold, hard cash for The Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY). The Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary (Feed the Hungry), KAIROS Calgary (Acadia Place) and The […]

Longest Night of the Year: We Remember.

By: Louise Gallagher We gathered in the early evening darkness, the city a constant hum of traffic on the streets surrounding us. We gathered and we held our tiny flickering candle lights and listened to the sounds and stood in the silence. Remembering. We remembered. People who have walked the streets, stood on corners and […]