The Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) has just released its updated Research Agenda (which I co-authored). CHF is a non-governmental organization that disburses funding to non-profit organizations in Calgary to help persons experiencing homelessness. Our Research Agenda is a bit like an annual report on our research (except it typically comes out once every two years).
The following points are worth noting:
-A major strength of CHF’s research is its ability to use robust data.
-A major reason CHF is able to use good data is that it oversees a city-wide database system with information pertaining to persons experiencing homelessness. Client-level information (e.g., age, health status, employment status and housing status) is entered into the database. All Calgary programs that receive funding from CHF must use this database system.
-CHF is developing an international reputation for applied, policy-relevant research on homelessness.
You can read more about CHF’s latest Research Agenda here.
- Public Policy and Homelessness: The Case of Calgary (February 22nd, 2017)
- Poverty Reduction in Alberta (February 17th, 2017)
- Social Housing in BC, AB and QC (1975-2015) (February 1st, 2017)
- Enumerating Homeless Persons (December 1st, 2016)
- Do Calgary and Edmonton need more power and resources? (November 3rd, 2016)