Media Advisory: Alberta Point-in-Time Count of Homelessness Preliminary Report to Be Released

November 20, 2014

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Nov. 20, 2014) - On Friday, November 21, the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) along with Edmonton, Grand Prairie, The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and Red Deer will release preliminary data collected during the province-wide Point-in-Time Count, the first ever multi-city Point-in-Time Homeless Count in Alberta. The province wide count was part of an initiative led by the 7 Cities on Housing and Homelessness (7 Cities) in collaboration with the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness to develop a harmonized approach to homeless counts nationally. Among key findings to be addressed are the successes of Calgary's Plan to End Homelessness during continued high in-migration and lack of affordable housing in the city.

The full preliminary report will be available on our website at 10:00am on November 21, 2014.

WHAT: Media Conference
Release of preliminary report from the 7 Cities Point-in-Time Count of Homelessness held October 16th
WHEN: Friday, November 21, 2014
9:30 am to 10:30 am
WHO: Diana Krecsy, President & CEO, CHF
Mayor Nenshi
Harry Campbell, QC, Chair, Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP
WHERE: Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP – 2400, 525 – 8th Avenue SW

ABOUT THE CALGARY HOMELESS FOUNDATION

The Calgary Homeless Foundation leads the implementation of Calgary's Plan to End Homelessness in partnership with the many homeless-serving agencies, the private sector, our government partners, the faith community, other foundations and all Calgarians to end homelessness in Calgary once and for all.

Visit www.calgaryhomeless.com.

ABOUT 7 CITIES

Alberta's 7 Cities on Housing and Homelessness are the lead organizations responsible for the implementation of local Plans to End Homelessness, working together since 2001. The 7 Cities coordinate local plans at a systems level and align funding resources for greater impact and progress towards ending homelessness.

The 7 Cities provides a forum for dialogue with the federal and provincial representatives on housing and homelessness. The 7 Cities have long-standing histories of delivering strategic planning and service delivery in communities, along with administering and aligning funds, with accountabilities to several provincial or federal funders, including Alberta Human Services and the federal Homelessness Partnering Strategy.

Visit www.7cities.ca.