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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

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