Bright Spot: 32 communities are showing it’s possible to end homelessness in Canada
January 30, 2020 - 3:00 am / Blog, News

More Built for Zero Canada communities are reaching significant milestones as they work toward ending chronic and veteran homelessness. Moncton, NB is the most recent BFZ-C community to achieve a quality By-Name List and Coordinated Access system—next stop, functional zero. This blog is a part of our Bright Spot series … More

VIDEO: Functional zero veteran homelessness
January 23, 2020 - 1:42 pm / Blog, News

As Built for Zero Canada launches its Veteran Community Cohort today in Toronto, we’re sharing a video that explains the definition for functional zero veteran homelessness. London, ON also shares why it’s working hard to end veteran homelessness in its community.     Built for Zero Canada (BFZ-C) is officially … More

The importance of urgency in ending homelessness
January 16, 2020 - 9:25 am / Blog

Homelessness is a crisis that has lost its sense of urgency. Those experiencing homelessness are locked in a daily life and death struggle. Our response to this crisis too often gets bogged down in process, planning, research and ‘analysis paralysis’ and we don’t react with the speed and urgency our … More

What will you ask for this holiday season?
December 19, 2019 - 9:31 am / Blog, News

A year-end message from all of us at the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness.   During the holiday season, homeless-serving agencies feel the crunch. It’s getting colder outside, more people are seeking shelter and housing and Canadians are looking for ways to help. The holiday season represents an important opportunity … More

Throne Speech makes ending veteran homelessness a priority for the 43rd Parliament
December 6, 2019 - 9:23 am / Blog, News

Thursday’s Speech from the Throne included a critical commitment on veteran homelessness. The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness is eager to get to work with the government, veteran partners and communities to make the end of veteran homelessness a reality.   On Thursday afternoon Governor General Julie Payette delivered the … More

Bright Spot: RainCity Housing combines Peer leadership and Housing First to end homelessness
November 28, 2019 - 9:55 am / Blog, News

With the confidence that ending homelessness is a complex but achievable goal, many of RainCity Housing’s programs are run by folks with lived experience, and its Surrey Intensive Care Management Team and LGBTQ Youth Housing First Outreach Program are made up entirely of Peers. This blog is a part of … More

Eight Built for Zero Canada communities begin work on ending veteran homelessness
November 18, 2019 - 11:50 pm / Blog, News

Eight Built for Zero Canada communities are committing to end veteran homelessness by March 2022. The eight communities are piloting and testing an approach to ending veteran homelessness that has proven successful in the U.S. and can be scaled to any Canadian community.    Funded by Veterans Affairs Canada’s Veteran … More

CAEH19 Day Three: ‘You are all the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness’
November 6, 2019 - 4:39 pm / Blog, News

The 2019 National Conference on Ending Homelessness has officially come to a close. Now, 1,500 people are heading back to their communities with new knowledge and best practices to act to end homelessness once and for all. Let’s do it again next year for #CAEH20 in Toronto!   Mike Ormsby, … More

CAEH19 Day Two: Building equitable systems to end homelessness
November 5, 2019 - 5:30 pm / Blog, News

The second day of the 2019 National Conference on Ending Homelessness is about the future, or more importantly, the actions we can take today that improve our systems and encourage inclusiveness for an equitable tomorrow. Keynote speakers Dan Heath and Cindy Blackstock challenged #CAEH19 participants to think upstream and be … More

CAEH19 Day One: ‘Homelessness can and will end in Canada’
November 4, 2019 - 5:50 pm / Blog, News

Homelessness is a problem with a solution—that’s why we’re in Edmonton for the 2019 National Conference on Ending Homelessness. Since 2009, Edmonton has halved its homeless population numbers and housed nearly 10,000 people. Ending homelessness isn’t just possible, it’s happening.   The 7th annual National Conference on Ending Homelessness is … More