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Nick Falvo

PhD Graduate: affordable housing; homelessness; social assistance

Nick Falvo is a Calgary-based research consultant, and former Director of Research and Data at the Calgary Homeless Foundation. His area of research is poverty, with a focus on affordable housing, homelessness and social assistance.

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 persons experiencing homelessness 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 is a Section Editor of the Canadian Review of Social Policy / Revue canadienne de politique sociale, and Editor-in-Chief (North America) of the International Journal on Homelessness.

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