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‘For many LGBTQ2S+ youth finding community, belonging, and healthy support can be difficult to navigate’
November 1, 2018 - 7:23 am / Blog

In this guest blog, Ange Neil shares their experience as a homeless youth and Indigenous, non-binary transgender person who is working as a social worker on LGBTQ2S specific programming for the next generation. Our upcoming National Conference on Ending Homelessness from Nov. 5-7 features important sessions addressing LGBTQ2S youth homelessness, … More


Student homelessness in Canada: an introductory study
October 31, 2018 - 9:05 am / Blog

We don’t know enough about student homelessness in Canada and in this guest blog Dr. Eric Weissman explores the research he’s done on the issue and how much more work needs to happen to properly address the problem. He will be presenting at our National Conference on Ending Homelessness next … More


Canadian Homelessness Film Festival at #CAEH18
October 30, 2018 - 4:11 pm / Blog

The sold out 2018 National Conference on Ending Homelessness will welcome 1,300 participants to Hamilton Nov. 5-7. In this guest video blog, Cole Gately from Core Collaborative Learning talks about the power of film ahead of the Canadian Homelessness Film Festival happening alongside the conference. By Cole Gately Education Coordinator, … More


What could an outcomes-based Reaching Home look like?
October 28, 2018 - 8:03 pm / Blog

Canada’s new homelessness strategy Reaching Home represents a fundamental shift in federal homelessness policy that sets the stage for a major transformation in how Canadian communities respond to homelessness. At the heart of the new program is the goal of reducing chronic homelessness by 50% and shifting to a new … 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


Going Upstream to prevent youth homelessness
August 29, 2018 - 8:34 pm / Blog

The 2018 National Conference on Ending Homelessness will welcome 1,200 participants to Hamilton, Ontario November 5th to 7th. With 77 concurrent sessions and workshops in six streams delivered by over 200 expert presenters, this year’s program is rich with content from a rapidly growing body of knowledge on ending homelessness. … 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


The Lowdown on Common Assessment Tools
June 29, 2018 - 1:58 pm / Blog

Common assessment tools are used in coordinated access systems as part of the triage and prioritization process. Prioritization and matching people to the right housing and the right supports at the right time is essential in ending homelessness. In this blog we’ll explore common assessment tools – what they are … More