CAEH reacts to federal government’s tabled right to housing legislation
April 11, 2019 - 10:50 am / Blog, News

The federal government is taking a big step forward on legislating housing rights. The CAEH is joining housing rights advocates in seeking amendments to strengthen key accountability mechanisms consistent with international standards and to protect the rights of Indigenous Peoples   In Bill C-97 (Budget Implementation Act, 2019) tabled Monday, … More

Bright Spot: North America’s largest homeless shelter becomes ‘housing-focused’
March 31, 2019 - 11:00 pm / Blog, News

In this guest & Bright Spot blog, Sandra Clarkson shares how over the last 12 months the Calgary Drop-In Centre has housed 326 people and reduced its chronically homeless population by 22%. This blog is a part of our Bright Spot series highlighting outstanding work in ending homelessness happening across … More

CAEH welcomes new investment in rental housing in Budget 2019 – calls on all parties to support urgent action to solve Canada’s homelessness crisis.
March 19, 2019 - 11:09 pm / Blog, News

The CAEH welcomes new investment in rental housing, building on the Federal government’s ground-breaking National Housing Strategy, but reiterates federal housing investments should prioritize those in greatest need. In Budget 2019 the federal government made important new investments in housing reflecting Canadians’ concerns about housing affordability. Unfortunately, that investment was … More

New network advocates for a focus on rural and remote homelessness
March 10, 2019 - 9:52 pm / Blog, News

The CAEH is pleased to support the creation of the National Alliance to End Rural and Remote Homelessness (NAERRH). It is a network of individuals and organizations focused on building and elevating a collective voice across Canada to advocate for the importance of preventing, reducing and ending homelessness in rural … More

Bright Spot: Medicine Hat is proving functional zero is achievable
March 3, 2019 - 11:00 pm / Blog, News

As it closes in on functional zero chronic homelessness, Medicine Hat, Alberta is helping us understand what it takes to reach, achieve and sustain functional zero. The 20,000 Homes Campaign is working closely with Medicine Hat to learn with them as they end chronic homelessness. This blog is a part … More

Bright Spot: Kawartha Lakes & County of Haliburton on track to functional zero
February 25, 2019 - 1:00 am / Blog, News

20,000 Homes Campaign community Kawartha-Haliburton cut chronic homelessness 51% in six months and is on track to achieve functional zero chronic homelessness. In this blog leaders from Kawartha-Haliburton talk about their work and the keys to their success. This is the first blog in our Bright Spot series highlighting outstanding … More

CAEH19 Conference Website Launches!
February 7, 2019 - 11:36 am / Blog, Events, News

We’ve launched our National Conference on Ending Homelessness website! Online registration, scholarship applications and a call for presentations are now open for CAEH19 in Edmonton from November 4th to 6th. Are you counting down the days to the 2019 National Conference on Ending Homelessness in Edmonton? Have you put it … More

20,000 Homes Campaign communities close in on goal to house 20,000 of Canada’s most vulnerable homeless people.
February 3, 2019 - 8:00 pm / Blog, News

20,000 Homes Campaign communities are closing in on the 20,000 move-ins goal ahead of our July 1, 2020 deadline. As the campaign heads down its final mile, we reflect on our journey and look ahead to the future of the campaign. On June 16, 2015, the CAEH joined 21 communities … More

Homeless Memorials hope to create change and honour the lives lost in their communities
January 16, 2019 - 5:58 am / Blog

Memorials honouring lives lost to homelessness are turning into a growing grassroots movement fighting stigma and calling for action on homelessness to prevent this needless loss of life —and these communities need your help. Every time a homeless person met with an untimely end, Cathy Crowe was one of the … More

Transforming Canadian shelters into ‘engine rooms of homelessness elimination’
December 18, 2018 - 10:54 am / Blog

In this guest blog, James Hughes, co-editor of Beyond Shelters, looks at the promising results of ending homelessness when homeless shelters adopt a Housing First approach. By James Hughes Homeless shelters have changed a lot over the last 25 years. I’m proud to have edited a new book called Beyond … More