The Calgary Homelessness Research Network brings together expert academic investigators, public sector policy makers, leaders from community-based organizations and students. Members span a diverse range of disciplines, including psychology, medicine, anthropology, epidemiology, sociology, health services research, public health, economic, public policy, social work and health economics.
Research & Topical Interests
3 Year Priority Research Directions:
- Ecology of Homelessness, or population enumeration, flow & composition;
- Tailoring Interventions, or implementing best results through the evaluation loop; and
- System Co-ordination & Capacity, or system barriers & facilitators.
Current Research Projects:
- Vulnerability Index to Assess Health and Rehousing Needs in Calgary's rough Sleeper Population;
- Understanding Risk and Assets in the Relatively Homeless and At-Risk for Homelessness Populations;
- Establishing Baseline Statistics to Monitor Flow, Demographics, Outcomes through Information Management;
- Implementing Standards of Practice for Re-Housing: Case Management & Outreach;
- Federal, Provincial and Municipal Regulatory and Tax Measures to Increase Market & Non-Market Rental Stock in Canada