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#CAEH18: Ending homelessness on day one
November 5, 2018 - 4:44 pm / Blog, News

Highlights from Day One of Three of #CAEH18 in Hamilton from Nov. 5-7. From federal funding announcements to the connections we make over our shared goal to end homelessness.   It’s only been the first of three days, but so many wonderful announcements, gatherings and experiences were shared at the … More

CAEH receives federal funding for 20,000 Homes Campaign
November 2, 2018 - 2:40 pm / Blog, News

This morning the Government of Canada announced an investment of $885,000 to scale up the CAEH’s 20,000 Homes Campaign to accelerate progress on ending chronic homelessness in 38 campaign communities.   The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness is going to make the most of its $885,000 in new federal funding … More

CAEH CEO’s Presentation to Standing Committee on Status of Women
October 17, 2018 - 2:05 pm / Blog, News

Tim Richter, Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness President & CEO, appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women today. The committee is looking into the system of shelters and transition houses serving women and children affected by violence against women and intimate partner violence for … More

Let’s act to end homelessness on this World Homeless Day
October 10, 2018 - 5:00 am / Blog, News

Since 2010, World Homeless Day has been recognized on October 10 across 100 countries to give voice to the hardships and needs of people experiencing homelessness—this year we join the call with our partners both locally and across the globe to ‘end homelessness for good.’ “We all deserve a safe, … More

Join the call for a legislated right to housing in Canada!
August 14, 2018 - 9:18 am / Blog, News

In Ottawa on Tuesday, the CAEH joined fellow advocates to release an open letter urging the Prime Minister to make good on his commitment to the right to housing by enshrining that right in upcoming National Housing Strategy legislation. The letter, signed by over 170 organizations and prominent Canadians, was … More

Falling Through the Cracks: Women’s Homelessness, Child Apprehension and Missed Opportunities
July 11, 2018 - 3:33 pm / News

The complexities facing mothers who find themselves homeless are many and interconnected, not least the very real fear of having their children apprehended. For Indigenous women it’s even worse – Indigenous children are apprehended at an unconscionable rate. Often these mums draw on a patchwork of agencies and community supports … More

Broadbent & Page: The right to housing is essential to resolving Canada’s housing crisis
June 19, 2018 - 10:05 am / Blog, News

This column was published in National Newswatch, June 19, 2018                                             Alan Broadbent and Kevin Page   In his address to the UN General Assembly last fall, Prime Minister … More

Reaching Home? Canada’s New Homelessness Strategy.
June 11, 2018 - 9:06 am / Blog, News

The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development announced Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy at an event in Toronto Monday. ‘Reaching Home’ represents the most significant change in federal homelessness programming since the introduction of the National Homelessness Initiative in 1999. By Tim Richter Reaching Home represents the … More

Housing is a human right! Recommendations from the CAEH to the federal consultation on the right to housing.
May 31, 2018 - 4:30 pm / Blog, News

Michael Shapcott is a Director on the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness’ Board of Directors. He is recognized as one of Canada’s leading community-based housing and homelessness experts and has worked extensively in Toronto, nationally and internationally on social innovation, the non-profit sector, civic engagement, housing and housing rights, poverty, social exclusion, urban health and health equity. Michael lead the CAEH’s participation in the federal government’s national consultation on a rights based approach to housing.

11 Things to Know About the Report of the Advisory Committee on Homelessness
May 16, 2018 - 4:36 pm / Blog, News

In June 2017 the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development appointed an Advisory Committee on Homelessness. The mandate of the committee was to support the redesign of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy. The 13-member committee met over the course of seven months, held roundtables in eight regions (along with a roundtable focused on veterans homelessness and a meeting with Community Entities and Community Advisory Board representatives at CAEH17) and they pored over reams of research and feedback from a public consultation process. The committee’s report with recommendations to the Minister was released today.