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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

National Housing Accord partners lay out four key tests for Budget 2024
March 19, 2024 - 4:00 am / News

Ottawa, Ontario (March 19, 2024) – The Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Hon. Chrystia Freeland, will deliver the federal government’s budget in exactly four weeks. At a time when many Canadians are grappling with the growing housing crisis and affordability pressures, the authors of the National Housing Accord – … More

Six Measures the Federal Government Can Introduce in Budget 2024 to Fix the Housing Crisis and Solve Homelessness
March 18, 2024 - 5:23 pm / News

With a wave of new homelessness accelerating across Canada, Budget 2024 presents a critical moment for the federal government to address the immediate challenges faced by Canadians experiencing and at-risk of homelessness, while building the long-term solutions needed to solve the housing and affordability crises affecting people in communities across … More

Compassionate decampment: lessons from Oppenheimer Park
March 4, 2024 - 12:53 pm / News

The CAEH is developing a series of stories highlighting successful encampment resolutions that are people-centered and housing-focused, without using enforcement as the primary approach. Read the first blog in this series highlighting Fort McMurray, Alberta. by Nadia Moharib   Behind the encampment tarps and tents are communities comprised mostly of … More

Black History Month Reflections Part 2: Missing Data, Missing Action
February 28, 2024 - 9:21 am / News

This is the second part in a two-part series during Black History Month, read Floriane Ethier’s first part here.  My name is Floriane and I’m a Data Advisor on the Built for Zero Canada team. My role is dedicated to helping others use data to drive improvement toward the goal … More

Reflections on Black History Month
February 8, 2024 - 1:02 pm / News

As part of Black History Month, CAEH presents the story of Floriane Ethier, Data Advisor, Policy and Data Impact, Built for Zero Canada. Warning: this content is intended for a mature audience and may cause strong emotional reactions, reader discretion is advised.  *** For me, Black History Month and my … More

Bright Spot: How Fort McMurray resolved an encampment without enforcement
January 30, 2024 - 11:27 am / News

A partnership between a local government and public agencies in Fort McMurray has found permanent housing for people experiencing homelessness through a collaborative approach.     In August, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB), and partnering community organizations — including Alberta Health Services and the RCMP — peacefully transitioned 29 … More