Calgary Homeless Foundation's System Planning Framework

Calgary Homeless Foundation's System Planning Framework

Picture a responsive, adaptive, Homeless-Serving System of Care, where all of us have a part to play in helping people find their way home. In this picture, all people in the system, including agency staff, government representatives and mainstream partners understand where they fit, as part of something bigger. The System Planning Framework’s purpose is to guide the painting of this picture. A strategic and inclusive system that meets the needs of anyone experiencing homelessness. Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) aims to inspire a vision of an interconnected response, driven by data, research and evidence, that will permanently end homelessness for those we serve. The delivery of a System Planning Framework can be an effective tool when it is designed with our valued community partners. As such, CHF seeks opportunities to include community expertise by regularly updating the System Planning Framework in order to reflect system changes and enhance the understanding of local homelessness made evident through data and program experiences. Since the inception of the original System Planning Framework in 2012 and the updated version in 2014, the community has also implemented Coordinated Access and Assessment (CAA), which has altered the landscape of the system of care. CAA has promoted greater coordination, communication, collaboration and integration among homeless serving agencies as well as mainstream community partners. Moreover, shelters have continued to work towards greater system integration resulting in shared data sets which allow for more robust research and analysis - further enhancing the understanding of the system of care.

Together, we can end homelessness. 

PUBLICATION DATE: 2017