What can Toronto learn from Calgary when it comes to ending homelessness? Lots, actually!

What can Toronto learn from Calgary when it comes to ending homelessness? Quite a lot, actually, and Tim Richter, the dynamic CEO of the Calgary Homeless Foundation, will be in town early next week to meet with a variety of groups and share their success in housing more than 2,300 previously homeless people over the past three years. The Calgary Homeless Foundation is almost one-third of the way through their 10-year plan to end homelessness in that city, and the latest progress report shows remarkable achievements. A new video also documents the personal accomplishments. In addition to pointing to the lessons and challenges that Calgary has learned, Tim is working to build support for a new national alliance to end homelessness in Canada – an initiative that the Wellesley Institute is also supporting.

Three Years In: Calgary’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness from Kaelen Ohm on Vimeo.