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On October 21st – #VoteHousing
October 17, 2019 - 9:55 am / Blog, News

With Election 2019 around the corner, we are sharing the federal parties’ answers—and our analysis—to the housing survey we sent with our partners. On October 21 be sure to get out and #VoteHousing by supporting candidates who believe in the Right to Housing, investing in housing and ending homelessness.   … More

CAEH19 Keynote Speaker Spotlight: Dr. Eileen de Villa
October 16, 2019 - 8:00 pm / Blog, News

‘We all have a role to play to improve our population’s health and are much more powerful than we think,’ says Dr. Eileen de Villa, one of our incredible keynote speakers to watch out for at the 2019 National Conference on Ending Homelessness in Edmonton Nov. 4-6. Toronto‘s Medical Officer … More

‘Death is a social justice issue’: CAEH19 Keynote Speaker Dr. Sandy Buchman
October 9, 2019 - 10:57 am / Blog, News

Introducing Dr. Sandy Buchman, one of our six all-star keynote speakers for the 2019 National Conference on Ending Homelessness in Edmonton from November 4-6. Currently the President of the Canadian Medical Association, Dr. Buchman has dedicated his life to ensuring the most vulnerable among us has equitable access to healthcare.  … More

Election 2019: Reaction to the National Housing Debate
October 8, 2019 - 4:13 pm / Blog, News

The National Housing Debate on October 6 put homelessness and the housing crisis at the forefront.The five candidates discussed a wide range of issues related to homelessness and home affordability in Canada. Watch the debate online now.   Housing is a key political, and economic issue facing Canadians across the … More

CAEH19 Keynote Speaker Spotlight: Cindy Blackstock
October 3, 2019 - 10:34 am / Blog, News

Cindy Blackstock is taking on the world. A member of the Gitxsan First Nation, Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society and a professor at McGill University’s School of Social Work, Cindy’s keynote address at CAEH19 is going to be one to watch.   You may … More

Bright Spot: Dufferin County achieves a Quality By-Name List
September 18, 2019 - 9:00 pm / Blog, News

Coordinated Access and major reductions in chronic homelessness are in progress for this Built for Zero Canada community who has made a ‘non-negotiable’ commitment to ending chronic homelessness. This blog is a part of our Bright Spot series highlighting outstanding work in ending homelessness happening across Canada.   First stop, … More

Leilani Farha talks PUSH ahead of exclusive screening at CAEH19
September 12, 2019 - 2:29 pm / Blog, News

Financialization, housing and homelessness: Leilani Farha is on it. The UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing talks to us about these themes in PUSH, the film that followed her around the globe for two years. The CAEH and Alberta’s 7 Cities on Housing and Homelessness are screening … More

Voting to End Homelessness: Election 2019 and Our Work to End Homelessness
September 11, 2019 - 7:22 pm / Blog, News

The 2019 federal general election has begun and the stakes for people experiencing homelessness are high. Modern mass homelessness in Canada began as a direct result of federal policy decisions and federal leadership will be key to ending it. Recent successes prove we can move federal policy in the right … More

CAEH receives federal funding to help end veteran homelessness in Canada
August 27, 2019 - 10:31 am / Blog, News

Investment from Veteran and Families Well-Being Fund allows the Alliance to begin work immediately to end veteran homelessness in up to five communities, piloting a community-based model proven effective in the U.S. that can be quickly scaled to any Canadian city.   The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness aims to … More

Data Corner: The key to good data is definitions
August 21, 2019 - 5:00 am / Blog

The key to good data is definitions – knowing exactly what and how you are measuring something. This blog is part of our ongoing Data Corner series offering practical insights into how data can transform homelessness systems for the better. By Jessica Brunet, Data Advisor, Built for Zero Canada Whenever I am … More