Bright Spot: Simcoe County Reaffirms Quality By-Name Data in HIFIS 
June 28, 2024 - 2:45 pm / News

In March 2024, the County of Simcoe reaffirmed their commitment to improving their homelessness response system and helping improve responsiveness to homelessness in their community by reconfirming the Quality By-Name Data (QBND) in the Homeless Individuals and Families Information System (HIFIS). This reset provided a more accurate representation of homelessness … More

Homelessness effectively illegal in America, Supreme Court declares. Canada is on the same path.
June 28, 2024 - 12:57 pm / News

With the rise of municipal by-laws targeting people experiencing homelessness, Canada could be next. In the wake of today’s City of Grants Pass v. Johnson decision from the U.S. Supreme Court, which upholds the City’s ban on sleeping outside—essentially rendering homelessness illegal—the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness is issuing a … More

Pride Month: The Right to Housing for Gender-Diverse People
June 26, 2024 - 3:44 pm / News

As part of Pride Month, CAEH is revisiting a session on the right to housing for gender-diverse people from the 2023 National Conference to End Homelessness, presented by Alex Nelson and Jayne Malenfant.  During Pride, we at CAEH celebrate the resilience and accomplishments of the Queer community. We are privileged … More

Happy National Indigenous Peoples Day!
June 21, 2024 - 6:04 am / News

Happy National Indigenous Peoples Day! Today, we honour the rich cultures, traditions, and contributions of Indigenous peoples across Turtle Island. This is a time to recognize their strength and resilience, and to commit to learning and supporting Indigenous communities. Here are some meaningful ways to celebrate and show support: • … More

“Homelessness is a housing problem”: CAEH addresses HUMA Committee
June 12, 2024 - 12:07 pm / News

The House of Commons Committee on Human Resources, Skills, Social Development, and Persons with Disabilities (HUMA) has undertaken a study to understand how past underinvestment in housing has contributed to the current housing and homelessness crisis. The Committee has heard from witnesses from across the housing sector, including Tim Richter, … More

Bright Spot: St. Thomas-Elgin reduces chronic homelessness by 30% in just seven months
April 24, 2024 - 1:58 pm / News

Community collaboration is a key component to the community’s recent success A collaborative approach has led to a major reduction in chronic homelessness in St. Thomas-Elgin, a community of roughly 100,000 people in southwestern Ontario.   Between July 2023 and January 2024, St. Thomas-Elgin reduced chronic homelessness by 30%.   Working together … More

Budget 2024 sets Canada up to solve the housing crisis – now let’s take further steps to solve homelessness 
April 18, 2024 - 3:06 pm / News

The federal government has set out on a path to solve the housing crisis, with bold investments and ambitious targets outlined in Budget 2024 and their new housing plan. This week’s budget promised $8.5 billion in new spending on housing, complemented by as much as $55 billion in financing – … More

Budget 2024: Boldest federal housing investment in more than 50 years lays a clear path to fixing Canada’s housing crisis.
April 16, 2024 - 2:34 pm / News

Ottawa, Ontario (April 16, 2024) – The 2024 federal budget, presented today by Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, introduced the most ambitious federal housing investment in more than 50 years, laying a clear path to solving the housing crisis and alleviating homelessness.   Budget 2024 includes billions … More

National Housing Accord Partners Welcome New Federal Housing Plan
April 12, 2024 - 9:59 am / News

Ottawa, Ontario (April 12, 2024) – The National Housing Accord authors – the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness, REALPAC, and the PLACE Centre at the Smart Prosperity Institute – welcome the release of the federal government’s new housing plan, Solving the Housing Crisis: Canada’s Housing Plan.  The plan, announced today … More

Bright Spot: The Thompson Model of Lived Experience Leadership
April 10, 2024 - 10:46 am / News

What if we put the people we are serving in charge of the very system that is meant to help them?  That is the question at the heart of a revolutionary leadership and governance model that has been developed in the northern community of Thompson, Manitoba.   The traditional approach to … More