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National Housing Day: 11 takeaways for the federal government
November 22, 2021 - 7:56 am / Blog, News

Today is National Housing Day—it’s also the first day of the new Parliament. The CAEH is putting forward 11 actions the federal government can take immediately to address Canada’s housing crisis and make progress on ending homelessness.    Today’s National Housing Day marks 23 years since homelessness was first declared a … More

Bright Spot: Communities focus on housing during COVID-19
November 18, 2021 - 1:00 am / Blog

Communities working with Built for Zero Canada achieved remarkable housing move-in numbers despite the barriers and complications presented by the pandemic. This blog is a part of our Bright Spot series highlighting outstanding work in ending homelessness happening across Canada.   Over the last 18 months, the pandemic complicated and … More

Bright Spot: Dufferin reduces chronic homelessness by 50%
October 27, 2021 - 4:11 pm / Blog, News

A combination of support services and housing allowances led to a 50% reduction for this Built for Zero Canada community in Central Ontario. This blog is a part of our Bright Spot series highlighting outstanding work in ending homelessness happening across Canada.   Despite what the pandemic has thrown their … More

Honouring Truth & Reconciliation Day on September 30
September 29, 2021 - 3:49 am / Blog, News

The National Day for Truth & Reconciliation is observed on September 30, and the CAEH will be closing its office to allow staff to pause and reflect on the impacts of colonization and how we can take meaningful steps toward reconciliation.   From coast to coast to coast, the Canadian … More

Bright Spot: Human rights at the core of End Homelessness Winnipeg’s values
September 28, 2021 - 8:30 am / Blog, News

Right to housing, Indigenous human rights, and a housing-focused approach are embedded in the foundation of how Winnipeg’s team works to end homelessness. This blog is a part of our Bright Spot series highlighting outstanding work in ending homelessness happening across Canada.   Homelessness is a human rights violation. That’s … More

Bright Spot: Why it’s a big deal 25 communities in Canada have By-Name Lists to end homelessness
July 29, 2021 - 8:34 am / Blog

By-Name Lists are considered an integral part of ending homelessness, and that’s because building a system informed by data and individual need gets results. This blog is a part of our Bright Spot series highlighting outstanding work in ending homelessness happening across Canada.   Twenty-five communities across Canada have gone … More

Bright Spot: Canada’s first functional zero chronic homelessness proof point
June 24, 2021 - 8:12 am / Blog

Medicine Hat made history this month as the first city in Canada to end chronic homelessness. Learn more about how the Built for Zero Canada community did it. This blog is a part of our Bright Spot series highlighting outstanding work in ending homelessness happening across Canada.   After years … More

Medicine Hat achieves functional zero chronic homelessness
June 2, 2021 - 9:30 am / Blog, News

Announcement: Medicine Hat becomes first city in Canada to end chronic homelessness! Medicine Hat, AB (June 2, 2021) – Working on the belief that housing is a fundamental right, the city of Medicine Hat can add achieving functional zero chronic homelessness to its list of social achievements, including as the … More

Bright Spot: Yes! In My Backyard campaign rises up against NIMBYism
May 31, 2021 - 7:48 am / Blog

One Ontario community is combatting the pervasive Not in My Backyard sentiment with a movement of its own that calls on people to vocally support housing initiatives that will help end homelessness. This blog is a part of our Bright Spot series highlighting outstanding work in ending homelessness happening across … More

What Budget 2021 means for ending homelessness
April 20, 2021 - 7:48 am / Blog, News

The federal government released their 2021/22 budget Monday. Budget 2021 builds on existing National Housing Strategy investments with over $2.5 billion in new funding and an additional $1.3 billion moved forward in previously promised housing investment. But it doesn’t go far enough. By Tim Richter President & CEO, Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness   Canadians have been suffering under the man-made disaster … More