LGBTQ2S+ Youth Homelessness

By: Shane Rempel, Lisa Gareau, Ange Neil and Alicia Kalmanovitch Pride celebrations around the world give us an opportunity to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Queer, Questioning, and Two-spirit (LGBTQ2S+) culture, as well as make a statement about the need for continued work in building equality for gender and sexually diverse groups in our […]

Client Action Committee’s Recommendations for the Redesign of the Housing Partnering Strategy

During the month of August, we met with the Client Action Committee on multiple occasions to draft a response letter outlining their recommendations for the redesign of the Housing Partnering Strategy. Please take some time to read what this amazing group of individuals submitted, and make your voice heard too! The deadline to take the […]

Our Position on the Redesign of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy

The following blog post is a condensed version of Calgary Homeless Foundation’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy Submission. You can read the full submission HERE. The Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) submitted recommendations for the redesign of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) on Thursday, August 24, 2017.  Through the HPS, the Government of Canada provides support and funding […]

Second Annual Canadian Homelessness Data Sharing Initiative

By Nick Falvo, PhD Nick Falvo is Director of Research and Data at Calgary Homeless Foundation. On May 18, 2017, the Second Annual Canadian Homelessness Data Sharing Initiative took place in Calgary (all slide presentations, as well as photos from the event, are available here). The event was organized by the Calgary Homeless Foundation and […]

Calgary Homeless Foundation’s 2017 Report on Progress

On Tuesday, June 27th, 2017, Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) hosted our Annual General Meeting (AGM) and released our 2017 Report on Progress and our Management’s Discussion & Analysis and Financial Statements. Diana Krecsy, CHF President and CEO and Cameron Bailey, CHF Board Chair, spoke to homeless-serving sector representatives, members of the public, and individuals with […]

Our Thoughts on the New Provincial Affordable Housing Strategy: “Making Life Better”

On June 26, the Government of Alberta released its new Provincial Affordable Housing Strategy. (PAHS) Titled “Making Lives Better,” it lays out the details of their overall commitment to affordable housing in our province. It also outlines positive regulatory changes that are united with a focus on solutions that will provide more integrated housing and […]

Ten Things to Know About Homelessness in Canada

By Nick Falvo, PhD Nick Falvo is Director of Research and Data at the Calgary Homeless Foundation. I recently gave a presentation at Raising the Roof’s Child & Family Homelessness Stakeholder Summit in Toronto. My slide deck can be downloaded here. To accompany the presentation, I’ve prepared the following list of “Ten Things to Know About Homelessness […]

Remembering Lorne MacKenzie

By: Randy Pages and Kara Layher Randy Pages is a member of our Client Action Committee. Kara Layher is a Communications Specialist at Calgary Homeless Foundation Two weeks ago, a member of our Client Action Committee (CAC)[1] Lorne MacKenzie passed away. Lorne was with the CAC for about 18 months, his time before was spent […]

Monitoring Program Performance in Calgary’s Homeless-Serving System of Care

By Nick Falvo, PhDNick Falvo is Director of Research and Data at the Calgary Homeless Foundation.  Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) recently unveiled new key performance indicators (KPIs) for programs they fund.[1] These new indicators were developed after nine months of community consultation and have been piloted over the course of the past year. A May […]

News Items for June 08, 2017

News Items for June 08, 2017: Ending the Homelessness Crisis for Gay, Bi, Trans Youth Regina’s Housing First program to expand through federal funding boost Calgary police host new addictions clinic for city’s homeless Maple Ridge: B.C. town divided by homeless crisis Less justice, more support: CPS touts Housing First data for homeless Four Principles […]