Bright Spot: Edmonton achieves 15% reduction in chronic homelessness by focusing on the ‘long game’
August 12, 2019 - 11:00 pm / Blog, News

Since 2009, Edmonton has reduced its overall homeless numbers by 43% and since January 2018 has cut its chronic homeless numbers by an additional 15%. How did they get there? Through committing to quality data, community engagement and continuous improvement. This blog is a part of our Bright Spot series … More

Built for Zero Canada joins forces with nine new communities to end chronic homelessness
July 22, 2019 - 11:00 pm / Blog, News

Nine communities across the country are committing to functional zero chronic homelessness by joining Built for Zero Canada. This makes 33 communities planning to end homelessness with real-time data, Coordinated Access systems, community support and improvement practices.     Nine communities are committing to solve chronic homelessness once and for … More

Election 2019: Coalition calls for federal parties to address housing and homelessness
July 9, 2019 - 8:39 am / Blog, News

The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness has joined a coalition of community housing and homelessness organizations calling on federal parties to make housing and homelessness one of the top priorities going into this October 2019 election.   With the next federal election only months away, a coalition of leading community … More

House of Commons motion calls for end to veteran homelessness by 2025
June 5, 2019 - 11:39 am / Blog, News

The day before the 75th anniversary of D-Day, House of Commons Veterans Affairs Committee Chair MP Neil Ellis announced a motion calling on the federal government to end veteran homelessness by 2025. The motion is supported by opposition parties and will be debated in the House on June 11th. The … More

Government Introduces Right to Housing Amendments to National Housing Strategy Act
May 31, 2019 - 1:47 pm / Blog, News

Today, the CAEH joined advocates across Canada to welcome right to housing amendments to the National Housing Strategy Act contained in federal budget implementation legislation. The amended legislation lays the groundwork for a more effective National Housing Strategy helps cement long-term federal leadership on housing, and sets Canada on a … More

Introducing the Canadian Shelter Transformation Network
May 16, 2019 - 11:00 pm / Blog, News

The CAEH is supporting a new peer-led network of homeless shelter leaders committed to transforming their organizations to becoming housing-focused. The Canadian Shelter Transformation Network is holding its founding meeting on May 27.  Homeless shelters play a pivotal role in the homeless systems of most Canadian communities. Over the last … More

Want help solving homelessness? Become a Built for Zero Canada community
May 12, 2019 - 11:00 pm / Blog, News

Join us and begin the end of homelessness in your community. Built for Zero Canada works with dozens of communities across Canada, providing them with necessary help and connecting them to a plethora of resources to end chronic homelessness.   We are now inviting applications from communities interested in joining … More

CAEH receives CMHC grant for groundbreaking research on homelessness for women and girls
April 25, 2019 - 8:00 pm / Blog, News

CMHC announces $100,000 research grant for Understanding Homelessness and Housing Need for Women and Girls in Canada research project lead by the Women’s Homelessness Advisory Committee of the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness.   A new research project exploring how women and girls experience homelessness and housing need in Canada … More

Bright Spot: With a ‘bias for action,’ Saint John moves 22 people out of shelter and into housing
April 14, 2019 - 11:00 pm / Blog, News

Built for Zero Canada community Saint John, NB, armed with no more than rent supplements, partners sitting around a table and a By-Name List, housed 22 people in a three-month pilot project. This blog is a part of our Bright Spot series highlighting outstanding work in ending homelessness happening across … More

CAEH reacts to federal government’s tabled right to housing legislation
April 11, 2019 - 10:50 am / Blog, News

The federal government is taking a big step forward on legislating housing rights. The CAEH is joining housing rights advocates in seeking amendments to strengthen key accountability mechanisms consistent with international standards and to protect the rights of Indigenous Peoples   In Bill C-97 (Budget Implementation Act, 2019) tabled Monday, … More