A Book Review of Greg Suttor’s ‘Still Renovating’

Posted April 15th, 2017

Greg Suttor’s new book on the history of Canadian social housing policy By Nick Falvo  Nick Falvo PhD is the Director of Research and Data at Calgary Homeless Foundation Dr. Greg Suttor is one of Canada’s foremost authorities on affordable housing policy. Currently a researcher at Toronto’s Wellesley Institute, he’s just written a book titled / Read More

Public Policy and Homelessness: The Case of Calgary

Posted April 15th, 2017

By: Nick Falvo Nick Falvo Ph.D, is the Director of Research and Data at the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF). On January 24, I gave a presentation to students at the University of Calgary as part of the Certificate in Working with Homeless Populations program. The goal of this presentation was to convey the fact that public / Read More

New Items for April 14, 2017

Posted April 14th, 2017

News Items for April 14, 2017 Parker: Horizon adds to affordable housing legacy Homelessness in Metro Vancouver up 30% since 2014, according to new homeless tally More women over 50 seeking shelter, homelessness report finds. While more single men also used the city’s shelters, the report notes their stays are shorter. City spends more than / Read More

Housing is Health

The need for mental health supports By Janice Chan Janice Chan is a System Planner at CHF Alberta’s Health Funding Agreement March 10th announcement of an additional $1.3 billion over the next 10 years, including $586 million in support of mental health initiatives is good news for Albertans.  Given that this funding falls short of / Read More

News Items for March 24-April 06, 2017

Posted April 7th, 2017

News Items for March 24-April 06, 2017 New role for shelters as region strives to end homelessness Is lack of affordable housing an issue where you live? Lessons from the past on a national housing strategy What homelessness looks like for women in Canada Homeless youth housing program ‘saved my life’: Edmonton man Moncton shelter / Read More

Calgary Homeless Foundation’s System Planning Frameworks

Posted March 27th, 2017

By: Nick Falvo and Natalie Noble Nick Falvo PhD is Calgary Homeless Foundation’s Director of Research and Data. Natalie Noble is Calgary Homeless Foundation’s Director of System Planning. Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) has recently released an updated version of its System Planning Framework as well as a newly-introduced Family System Planning Framework. Here are five / Read More

News Items for March 13-23, 2017

Posted March 23rd, 2017

‘I am more than my criminal record’: New Calgary campaign looks beyond job seekers’ pasts CBC News, March 13, 2017              A new campaign aims to reduce stigma for Calgarians with criminal records who are looking for jobs. The Calgary John Howard Society launched a public education initiative called “I Am More Than My Criminal Record” / Read More

CHF releases Final Report for October 2016 Point-in-Time Count in Calgary

Posted March 22nd, 2017

To read the full report click here. In October 2016, the Calgary Homeless Foundation, (with over one hundred volunteers and countless community partners), successfully completed its biennial Point-in-Time (PiT) Count. On a provincial basis, using the same data, Calgary’s count was 3,222. With the inclusion of health data which the rest of the province did / Read More

CHF Statement on charges against former Board Member

Posted March 14th, 2017

We were saddened and shocked to learn of the charges laid by Calgary Police Service against a CHF board member, Robin Wortman. We are deeply concerned for the well- being of the youth, who we believe have demonstrated courage in coming forward. As the system planner for Calgary’s Homeless-Serving System of Care, CHF has limited direct / Read More