Blog

Three things you can do this National Housing Day
November 20, 2020 - 2:42 pm / Blog

This year’s National Housing Day (November 22) is more important than ever as COVID-19 has both exacerbated the toll on people experiencing homelessness and further exposed the gaps in Canada’s housing system. Here are three things you can do right now to help make more housing a reality, and end … More

Welcoming new directors to CAEH’s Board
November 18, 2020 - 1:01 pm / Blog, News

The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness would like to welcome leaders in the housing and homelessness sector who are value-aligned and dedicated to achieving an end to homelessness in Canada.    We are excited to welcome four new directors to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Alliance to End … More

Bright Spot: London closes in on ending veteran homelessness
November 9, 2020 - 8:50 am / Blog, News

London was the first Built for Zero Canada community to achieve a veteran Quality By-Name List. Thanks to relationship building with key partners and knowing every veteran by name, London is on track to become Canada’s first community to achieve functional zero veteran homelessness. This blog is a part of … More

Bright Spot: Lived experience guides Kelowna’s response to homelessness
October 22, 2020 - 2:00 am / Blog

‘Peers provide insight into the systemic barriers that impact people’s journey out of homelessness and are critical in designing person-centred systems that mitigate and end the experience of homelessness.’ Working peer experience into the foundation of its homelessness strategy, this Built for Zero Canada community aims to end chronic homelessness … More

Canada makes historic commitment to ending chronic homelessness in Throne Speech
September 23, 2020 - 4:10 pm / Blog, News

The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness applauds the federal government’s commitments to homelessness, affordable housing, addressing systemic racism, and Indigenous housing —as well as support for women and measures to address the opioid crisis and boost mental health supports.   Today’s Speech from the Throne included an historic commitment to … More

Encampment webinar series with OrgCode Consulting
September 11, 2020 - 2:33 pm / Blog, News

OrgCode Consulting and the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness are hosting a free webinar series on encampments, covering outreach, response, and assessment. Register for the upcoming webinars here. We will update recordings to this page. Pressures from both the pandemic and housing crisis have led to a rise in encampments … More

Bright Spot: Despite flooding and a pandemic, Fort McMurray reduces chronic homelessness
August 20, 2020 - 1:00 am / Blog

Amid a global pandemic, Fort McMurray faced evacuation orders when a freak flood hit the community hard. It still wasn’t enough to stop the Built for Zero Canada community from achieving chronic and veteran homelessness By-Name Lists and Reaching Home quality Coordinated Access. This blog is a part of our … More

Bright Spot: Toronto houses over 1,300 people through its COVID-19 response
July 30, 2020 - 1:00 am / Blog

One of the largest and densest cities in Canada remained housing focused as it responded to the global pandemic, alleviating what could have been a catastrophic loss of life among people experiencing homelessness. This blog is a part of our Bright Spot series highlighting outstanding work in ending homelessness happening … More

Bright Spot: Communities integrate focus on ending homelessness as part of their COVID-19 response
July 23, 2020 - 2:00 am / Blog

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, 33 Built for Zero Canada communities from seven provinces and 1 territory share their successes and commitments to remaining mission-focused on ending chronic and veteran homelessness at the June Built for Zero Canada Virtual Learning Session. This blog is a part of our … More

CAEH shares pandemic response and recovery toolkit for the homelessness sector
July 8, 2020 - 9:37 am / Blog

The Pandemic Response and Recovery Toolkit for Homeless System Leaders in Canada was created to support leaders through the next steps of their community’s response and recovery for both people experiencing homelessness and in supported housing programs.   As COVID-19 gripped the country in March, communities across Canada adjusted their … More