The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development announced Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy at an event in Toronto Monday. ‘Reaching Home’ represents the most significant change in federal homelessness programming since the introduction of the National Homelessness Initiative in 1999. By Tim Richter Reaching Home represents the … More
Michael Shapcott is a Director on the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness’ Board of Directors. He is recognized as one of Canada’s leading community-based housing and homelessness experts and has worked extensively in Toronto, nationally and internationally on social innovation, the non-profit sector, civic engagement, housing and housing rights, poverty, social exclusion, urban health and health equity. Michael lead the CAEH’s participation in the federal government’s national consultation on a rights based approach to housing.
In June 2017 the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development appointed an Advisory Committee on Homelessness. The mandate of the committee was to support the redesign of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy. The 13-member committee met over the course of seven months, held roundtables in eight regions (along with a roundtable focused on veterans homelessness and a meeting with Community Entities and Community Advisory Board representatives at CAEH17) and they pored over reams of research and feedback from a public consultation process. The committee’s report with recommendations to the Minister was released today.
The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) today transferred the Canadian Housing First Toolkit to the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness (CAEH) who relaunched the site this morning with an updated, user friendly design. This valuable online resource helps organizations and communities across Canada plan, implement, evaluate and sustain Housing First programs. The toolkit also includes videos and external links to online resources.