Since 1998, the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) has worked to reduce homelessness in the Canadian city of Calgary.
A leading Calgary entrepreneur, politician and philanthropist, the late Mr Art Smith, founded the CHF in order to create a unified front to fight homelessness.
As of 2008, the Foundation received a new mandate: to end homelessness in Calgary in 10 years.
Calgary’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness was created by the Calgary Committee to End Homelessness, a community-based, multi-stakeholder, leadership group who issued the Plan and selected the Foundation to implement the Plan.
The Foundation is moving forward on implementing Calgary’s 10 Year Plan in partnership with the many homeless serving agencies, the private sector, government partners, the faith community, other foundations and all Calgarians to end homelessness in Calgary.
The Foundation’s vision is that by the year 2018, all people facing homelessness in Calgary will have access to affordable, safe and appropriate housing as well as the resources and supports necessary to sustain it.