In 2008, a community based, multi-stakeholder leadership group in Calgary launched an ambitious and actionable strategy to end homelessness in ten years. Calgary's 10 year plan to end homelessness (Calgary's Plan), provided the blueprint for us to build a robust, coordinated system of care capable of ensuring all Calgarians have timely access to the right housing and supports to prevent and end homelessness in their lives.
Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) was tasked with leading the implementation of Calgary’s Plan, and today it provides leadership, acting as the backbone organization overseeing the homeless-serving system of care and working closely with service providers, the private sector, government, and the research and faith communities.
To date, tremendous progress has been achieved; homelessness has slowed, thousands have been housed, funding has increased, and the homeless-serving system has evolved into a wellcoordinated and collaborative network.
All because we set a bold goal, and we worked together to achieve it.
Calgary’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness officially ended on January 29th, 2018. As the first city in Canada to have reached the sunset of its 10 Year Plan, we have the opportunity to share our learnings, celebrate our achievements from the past decade, and turn our vision towards what the future looks like beyond 2018.