Grade Four Students Moved by Stories of Homelessness Present Cheque to CHF

Last June, before a packed gymnasium at Olympic Heights School, some very special grade 4 students presented Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) with a cheque for $1,738.67. The donation represents the culmination of months of hard work by these inspiring young people. The students worked on a collective social entrepreneurial adventure program which began by researching […]

Proceeds From Country Song to Help Calgarians Experiencing Homelessness

Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) has been selected as the beneficiary of the proceeds from the Backroad Traveler Band’s (BTB) new song, “A Day in the Country.”. Sandy McCrae with the (BTB), a Calgary country rock band, approached CHF’s Director of Human Resources, Coleen Hutton, about their exciting new theme song for the beloved sport of […]

U Of C Commerce Undergraduate Society Participate in 5 Days For The Homeless

YAT members with CHF System Planners, Shane Rempel and Michael Grant, and CUS leaders, Jenna Elmquist, Mikayla MacLeod and Eric Zhang In April, members of the Calgary Homeless Foundation’s (CHF) Youth Advisory Table (YAT), (an advisory committee of Calgary youth experiencing or transitioning out of homelessness), received a donation from students of the University of […]

Trail Blazer Breakfast Raises Over $150,000 for Calgary’s Homeless-Serving System of Care

Above (from left to right): Sandra Huculak, Managing Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, ATB FINANCIAL, Presenting Sponsor, Alan Norris, Chairman and CEO, Brookfield Residential Properties; Trail Blazer Legacy Award Recipient, The Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin; Keynote Speaker, Diana Krecsy, President & CEO, Calgary Homeless Foundation This year’s Trail Blazer Breakfast on March 21, was a tremendous success, raising over $150,000 […]

Nihinasagha Brings Tsuu T’ina Men Home

Tsuu T’ina Chief Lee Crowchild, Elders and community members gather to bless and formally open the newly expanded men’s shelter, Nihinasagha Thanks to a Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) capital grant of $77,320 in October 2018, the Tsuu T’ina Men’s Shelter, Nihinasagha (“Our Home”), was able to renovate and expand their kitchen and living area, improving […]

Mobile Polling Station Comes to the Calgary Drop-In Centre

185 Cast Their Vote at Calgary Drop-In Centre’s Polling Station, Supported by CHF’s Client Action Committee Members Calgarians experiencing homelessness face many barriers in their lives, and many of those barriers prevent them from voting. These barriers were addressed during last month’s provincial election thanks to an on-site polling station hosted by the Calgary Drop-In […]

On Housing & Serious Mental Illness: A Nick Falvo Book Review

Sylvestre, J., Nelson, G., & Aubry, T. (Eds.). (2017). Housing, citizenship, and communities for people with serious mental illness: Theory, research, practice, and policy perspectives. Oxford University Press. Reviewed by Nick Falvo, PhD Nick Falvo is Director of Research and Data at the Calgary Homeless Foundation. Three Ontario-based researchers have edited a very good book on […]

When tenants ‘graduate’ from Housing First programs: 10 things to know

When tenants ‘graduate’ from Housing First programs By Nick Falvo, PhD Nick Falvo is Director of Research and Data at the Calgary Homeless Foundation. With limited resources at their disposal, System Planners—such as the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF)—like to know how long various subgroups of persons experiencing homelessness will likely require various forms of housing […]

2018 Provincial and Calgary Point-in-Time Count Reports

On April 11, 2018, Calgary conducted our biennial Point-in-Time (PiT) Count of homelessness. This Count was Calgary’s third time participating in the provincially-coordinated PiT Count, and the first time participating in the nationally-coordinated PiT count. PiT Counts provide a snapshot of the population of people experiencing homelessness on one night. Over time, these numbers can […]

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 […]