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Bright Spot: Chatham-Kent positions its COVID-19 shelter as a path to housing
May 14, 2020 - 1:00 am / Blog, News

Chatham-Kent has adapted to COVID-19 with an isolation shelter and new prioritization measures to move people quickly into housing. This blog is a part of our Bright Spot series highlighting outstanding work in ending homelessness happening across Canada.   Amid a global health pandemic, Chatham-Kent is using its COVID-19 shelter … More

CAEH releases new guide to help communities with housing-based responses to COVID-19
May 5, 2020 - 1:00 am / Blog, News

CAEH develops new resource guide, “Getting Back to Housing” to help communities maintain progress on ending homelessness amid the COVID-19 pandemic.   Housing cures homelessness and is the best protection against COVID-19.    During the COVID-19 pandemic, coordinating quick access to housing is more important than ever. That’s why the … More

CAEH reschedules 2020 National Conference on Ending Homelessness
April 22, 2020 - 1:00 am / Blog, News

The CAEH is postponing the 2020 National Conference on Ending Homelessness to allow participants and Alliance partners to focus on responding to the pandemic. Please mark your calendars for CAEH21 in Toronto November 3-5, 2021.   As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread and profoundly impact people experiencing homelessness, communities, … More

The best protection against COVID-19 is a home
April 15, 2020 - 1:00 am / Blog

As communities rush to protect homeless people from a global pandemic, they are putting in place critical emergency responses. Shelters and hotels can provide a measure of short-term protection, but they are all at best a stop-gap measure. People experiencing homelessness are at dramatically elevated risk from COVID-19 because they … More

Call to Action: Women’s network calls for urgent measures during COVID-19 pandemic
April 7, 2020 - 4:00 am / Blog, News

The Women’s National Housing & Homelessness Network is urging all levels of government to implement nine measures to protect women, girls, children and gender-diverse peoples experiencing homelessness and domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. Women’s homelessness in Canada was already a crisis before this pandemic. Now more than ever, women, … More

Bright Spot: Resilience in the face of the coronavirus pandemic
March 31, 2020 - 10:20 am / Blog, News

Communities across Canada grappling with the COVID-19 outbreak are also rising to the challenge of keeping people safe. So many people on the front lines of the homelessness crisis are taking inspiring actions and leading the way through this pandemic. This blog is a part of our Bright Spot series … More

Register for two upcoming webinars on COVID-19 April 1 and 2
March 26, 2020 - 10:29 am / Blog, News

The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness and its partners are putting together free webinars to boost efforts against the COVID-19 outbreak. Join us for upcoming webinars related to harm reduction and a COVID-19 response to people experiencing unsheltered homelessness. Register today for two upcoming COVID-19 response webinars: COVID-19 Response for … More

CAEH calls for urgent provincial & local support for homelessness sector on COVID-19
March 20, 2020 - 10:41 am / Blog, News

Media Release: Emergency shelters and housing providers are not receiving the support they need from local and provincial authorities fast enough to keep vulnerable people safe from the COVID-19 pandemic. People experiencing homelessness are at high risk from COVID-19, are unable to take routine preventative measures like self-isolation to protect … More

Women’s Day: “Creating space for the voices of diverse women with lived expertise.”
March 8, 2020 - 6:00 am / Blog, News

For International Women’s Day, the CAEH interviewed the two co-chairs of the Women’s National Housing & Homelessness Network and talked about why addressing the women’s homelessness crisis is critical work and how the network hopes to close the gap of inequality. The Women’s National Housing & Homelessness Network (WNHHN) formed … More

Coronavirus resources for the homelessness sector
March 5, 2020 - 1:00 am / Blog, News

CNH3 is collecting resources to help homelessness services prepare to respond to a coronavirus outbreak. There are no confirmed or suspected cases of coronavirus among the population of people experiencing homelessness. CNH3 will be working closely with public health experts and the Public Health Agency of Canada to develop resources … More