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Nick Falvo

Nick Falvo is Director of Research and Data at the Calgary Homeless Foundation. His area of research is social policy, with a focus on poverty, housing, homelessness and social assistance—he also has a budding interest in post-secondary education policy.

Nick has a PhD in public policy from Carleton University, where he was supervised by Saul Schwartz; the title of his thesis was Three Essays on Social Assistance in Canada: A Multidisciplinary Focus on Ontario Singles. It was also at Carleton that Nick developed and taught one of Canada’s only university-level courses on affordable housing and homelessness.

In addition to having worked for 10 years as a front-line worker with homeless persons in Toronto, he has done extensive research in Canada’s North (under the supervision of Frances Abele) and participated in the Parliamentary Internship Programme.

Fluently bilingual, Nick regularly provides peer review in both English and French to an array of academic journals. He is a member of the editorial board of the Canadian Review of Social Policy / Revue canadienne de politique sociale.

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