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Bright Spot: Guelph-Wellington reduces chronic youth homelessness 43% during the pandemic
March 25, 2021 - 6:47 am / Blog

Over the last year, this Built for Zero Canada community has reduced chronic youth homelessness by nearly half since the COVID-19 pandemic began. This blog is a part of our Bright Spot series highlighting outstanding work in ending homelessness happening across Canada.   Guelph-Wellington’s unwavering focus on housing youth experiencing … More

Bright Spot: 33 Built for Zero communities celebrate progress towards ending chronic and veteran homelessness
March 17, 2021 - 2:09 pm / Blog, News

Built for Zero communities from across Canada are celebrating both large and small victories thanks to their unwavering efforts to end homelessness—even in the face of a pandemic. This blog is a part of our Bright Spot series highlighting outstanding work in ending homelessness happening across Canada. The second wave … More

A year later: Resilience and progress in the face of a global pandemic
March 11, 2021 - 1:28 pm / Blog, News

One year into the pandemic, we reflect on the hard work and sacrifices of housing advocates, service providers, and frontline workers across Canada whose courageous, selfless, and determined efforts have protected our homeless neighbours against an unprecedented public health crisis—and despite the pandemic, have made significant progress toward ending homelessness. … More

Bright Spot: Toronto releases shelter system data publicly to inform solutions to homelessness
March 9, 2021 - 1:00 am / Blog

Toronto’s Shelter System Flow data will help provide a better understanding of who is experiencing homelessness and how people enter and exit the shelter system. Not only is this data shared publicly, but the city is working on expanding it and measuring its progress along the way. This blog is … More

Bright Spot: Kelowna and Niagara Region are using tech to help coordinate outreach
February 19, 2021 - 7:32 am / Blog

Experimenting with, adapting, and improving new technologies is helping these Built for Zero Canada communities improve their collaborative and coordinated outreach. This blog is a part of our Bright Spot series highlighting outstanding work in ending homelessness happening across Canada.   Two Built for Zero communities—Kelowna, British Columbia and Niagara … More

Thinking about triage and assessment tools for communities
February 11, 2021 - 12:15 am / Blog

When OrgCode Consulting announced the discontinuation of the VI-SPDAT by the end of 2022, it left many communities asking, “What now?” Below is helpful information on tools, next steps, and considerations for communities as they chart a path forward.   The Vulnerability Index – Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool (VI-SPDAT), … More

The CAEH wishes you a safe and happy holidays
December 18, 2020 - 2:27 pm / Blog

With 2020 almost behind us, the new year brings new hope and new opportunities to advance our mission to end homelessness in Canada, once and for all. Thank you to all of the frontline workers who helped keep us safe and our supporters who kept us going.   This year … More

Bright Spot: COVID-19 didn’t stop Saint John from reducing chronic homelessness by 10%
December 17, 2020 - 7:56 am / Blog, News

Adapting to challenges and remaining housing focused in the pandemic is what got this Built for Zero Canada community to cut its chronic homelessness population by 10% in a matter of months. This blog is a part of our Bright Spot series highlighting outstanding work in ending homelessness happening across … More

Draft for Discussion: Ending Homelessness for People Living in Encampments Toolkit
December 9, 2020 - 8:55 am / Blog, News

The Ending Homelessness for People Living in Encampments Toolkit is now in its draft for discussion phase, whereby readers are encouraged to review and send written feedback and recommendations. The toolkit’s purpose is to give communities tools for a housing-focused, rights-based approach to ending homelessness for people living in encampments. … More

This Giving Tuesday support the frontlines during COVID-19
December 1, 2020 - 3:00 am / Blog

Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to directly help frontline workers and people experiencing homelessness so they can access what they need to make it safely through the pandemic and the coldest months of the year.  This Giving Tuesday, local organizations serving people experiencing homelessness need our help. The cold winter … More