Ten things to know about the newly-signed federal-provincial-territorial housing framework agreement

By Nick Falvo, PhD Nick Falvo is Director of Research and Data at the Calgary Homeless Foundation A federal-provincial-territorial (FPT) framework agreement on housing was signed on April 10 in Toronto. It supports the Trudeau government’s National Housing Strategy, which was released last fall. Here are 10 things to know about the just-signed agreement: Though […]

Homelessness and Employment: The Case of Calgary

By Nick Falvo, PhD Nick Falvo is Director of Research and Data at the Calgary Homeless Foundation. On March 8, I gave a guest presentation to students in Professor Naomi Lightman’s Sociology of Work class at the University of Calgary. I was joined by Alexander Kulakov and Amit Nade, employment coaches at the Mustard Seed. […]

Ten things to know about Canada’s newly-unveiled National Housing Strategy

By Nick Falvo, PhD Nick Falvo is the Director of Research and Data at Calgary Homeless Foundation On November 22, the Trudeau government unveiled its much-anticipated National Housing Strategy. While much of the Strategy’s content and funding levels had already been broadly outlined in the most recent federal budget, the Strategy provides further detail on […]

Our Initial Reflections on the National Housing Strategy

CHF weighs in on the federal government’s newly unveiled national housing strategy Yesterday, on National Housing Day, the federal government is unveiled its new National Housing Strategy with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Toronto, and Families Minister Jean-Yves Duclos making his announcement in Vancouver, BC. Dubbed “Canada’s first ever National Housing Strategy”, this “$40 billion […]

Client Action Committee Dedicated to Reducing Barriers in Voting for People Experiencing Homelessness

Client Action Committee Dedicated to Reducing Barriers in Voting for People Experiencing Homelessness – By Michael Grant During the 2017 Calgary Municipal Election, the Client Action Committee was involved in making sure that people with the lived experience of homelessness had their voices heard. During their weekly meetings, they developed multiple strategies to make sure that […]

A Home and a Voice for Everyone

By Emily Bedford Like housing, a voice in policy is a human right that needs to be fought for. Like housing, just because it’s a right doesn’t mean it’s always accessible. Our electoral process is a representation of the society in which we live, and if certain groups cannot be informed or participate in election […]

YYC Mayoral Front-Runners on Affordable Housing

Use your vote to advocate for those experiencing homelessness by checking out the positions of the mayoral and councillor candidates on affordable housing, income, harm reduction and mental health issues. We’ve compiled a few of them from below, taken from campaign websites or requests for comment.

Book Review: Indigenous Homelessness

Nick Falvo is the Director of Research and Data at Calgary Homeless Foundation Evelyn Peters and Julia Christensen recently wrote an edited book on homelessness among Indigenous peoples in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Excluding the Introduction and Conclusion, more than half of the chapters are either authored or co-authored by an Indigenous person. A […]

The Positive Downward Trend – Calgary’s Plan to End Homelessness

By: Joel Sinclair Significant advances in the battle against homelessness are being won. Since 2008, and the implementation of Calgary’s Plan to End Homelessness, the average number of nightly stays by single adults in Calgary emergency shelters has fallen by 40%. A Noted Downward Trend Analysis published today by the University of Calgary’s School of […]

The Positive Downward Trend – Calgary’s Plan to End Homelessness

By: Joel Sinclair Significant advances in the battle against homelessness are being won. Since 2008, and the implementation of Calgary’s Plan to End Homelessness, the average number of nightly stays by single adults in Calgary emergency shelters has fallen by 40%. A Noted Downward Trend Analysis published today by the University of Calgary’s School of […]