Federal Government to Unveil National Housing Strategy

CALGARY, Alberta, Nov. 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, on National Housing Day, the Federal Government is unveiling its National Housing Strategy with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Toronto, and Families Minister Jean-Yves Duclos making his announcement in Vancouver, BC. It is expected that the Prime Minister will not only outline the details of the strategy, but also display how our government will recognize housing as a fundamental right. Calgary Homeless Foundation will be available to comment on the impact and particulars of the strategy as detail emerge, and elaborate on the impacts this new strategy will have on homelessness and affordable housing in Calgary, and how it may affect, and benefit, our city’s most vulnerable people.

WHO:   Kevin McNichol, VP Strategy, CHF
    Nick Falvo, Director, Research and Data, CHF
    Victoria Ballance, VP Stakeholder Relations, CHF
WHAT:    The Federal Government’s unveiling of the much awaited National Housing Strategy.
WHEN:   Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

About CHF

The Calgary Homeless Foundation is a catalyst and enabler for Systems and Service Agencies to optimize client success. CHF focuses on four strategic pillars of work; Research and Development, Community Mobilization, Funder of Outcomes and Impact, and Public and Political Will. CHF addresses gaps and identifies best practices to improve the system of care. Through mobilization of collective impact, CHF is committed to moving forward 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. For more information, visit calgaryhomeless.com

About the National Housing Strategy

The Government of Canada made a commitment in Budget 2016 to engage Canadians on how to improve housing to build on the federal role in helping Canadians meet their housing needs in collaboration with provincial and territorial partners, housing providers, industry stakeholders and national indigenous organizations. By setting a common vision with shared goals and desired outcomes, and well-targeted actions, the National Housing Strategy (NHS) helps to address persistent housing needs in Canada and achieve better housing, social, economic and environmental results for Canadians.

Media Inquiries

Calgary Homeless Foundation
Victoria Ballance, VP Stakeholder Relations
Calgary Homeless Foundation
Joel Sinclair, Manager, Marketing and Communications