Issues We Face

REPORT – Bow Valley Housing Needs Assessment

September 10, 2019

Bow Valley Regional Housing and the Canmore Community Housing Corporation have released a housing needs assessment for the Bow Valley region. This research is intended to support understanding and decision making for housing needs in the Bow Valley region.

RESEARCH – Health Assessments and Screening Tools for Adults Experiencing Homelessness

September 5, 2019

Better information on the health needs of people experiencing homelessness is needed to inform effective resourcing, planning and service delivery by government and care organisations. The aim of this review was to identify assessment tools that are valid, reliable and appropriate to measure the health status of people who are homeless.

RESEARCH – A Snapshot of Poverty in Calgary 2019

August 22, 2019

Vibrant Communities Calgary has published a Snapshot of Poverty in Calgary for 2019. The purpose of this snapshot is to provide Enough for All stakeholders with low-income statistics that can be utilized in their current and future efforts, and more generally to make Statistics Canada and other income data more accessible. This report builds on the … Read More

RESEARCH – A Profile of Poverty in Edmonton

August 15, 2019

The Edmonton Social Planning Council has produced this Profile on Poverty 2019 Update in partnership with EndPovertyEdmonton and is a report to inform the work to end poverty in a generation.

RESEARCH – Straddling the Gap

August 15, 2019

This study illustrates the state of housing affordability for younger Canadians, in every province and the major cities within them. It shows that Canadians between the ages of 25 and 34 continue to straddle a massive gap between housing prices that remain at near-historic levels in key parts of the country, and earnings for this … Read More

RESEARCH – Everyone Counts 2018: Canadian Point-in-Time Homelessness Count

August 15, 2019

Between March 1 and April 30, 2018, 61 communities participated in Everyone Counts, the second nationally coordinated Point-in-Time (PiT) count of homelessness in Canadian Communities. The findings highlighted in this report are the result of the enumeration and surveys conducted in the 61 communities in 2018. The results represent a picture of homelessness from a range of communities across Canada, including data from communities in every province … Read More

RESEARCH – National Shelter Study 2005 to 2016

August 15, 2019

The National Shelter Study is an ongoing analysis of homelessness shelter use trends in Canada. It provides the most reliable national-level estimate of homelessness and is vital for understanding changing trends over time. There are just over 15,400 emergency shelter beds distributed in 400 emergency shelters across Canada. The information used in this study was collected from over 200 … Read More

RESEARCH- Late Life Homelessness in Calgary

July 21, 2019

This research aims to evaluate and assess the health issues of Calgarians over the age of 50 who are experiencing chronic homelessness, determine their unmet service needs, and assess whether there are predictors of chronic homelessness (such as childhood trauma) that could be addressed with changes to policy or service delivery.