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Data Corner: The key to good data is definitions
August 21, 2019 - 5:00 am / Blog

The key to good data is definitions – knowing exactly what and how you are measuring something. This blog is part of our ongoing Data Corner series offering practical insights into how data can transform homelessness systems for the better. By Jessica Brunet, Data Advisor, Built for Zero Canada Whenever I am … More


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

Since 2008, 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


Data Corner: Building a data-driven culture to help solve homelessness
July 30, 2019 - 11:00 pm / Blog

Data-Driven Decision Making is a significant model for communities to adopt because it can help unlock key strategies to end homelessness. This is the inaugural blog of our ongoing Data Corner series offering practical insights into how data can inform and transform homelessness systems for the better.      By … 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


Bright Spot: Chatham-Kent reduces chronic homelessness by 37% in 6 months
July 16, 2019 - 11:00 pm / Blog

Built for Zero Canada community Chatham-Kent hits major milestone after reducing its chronic homeless numbers by 10% in three consecutive months, housing 22 people. This blog is a part of our Bright Spot series highlighting outstanding work in ending homelessness happening across Canada.   Chatham-Kent is back in the spotlight. … 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


‘Back into the circle’: Q&A with Jesse Thistle
July 3, 2019 - 11:00 pm / Blog

We catch up with Jesse Thistle, the newest Board member of the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness. He tells us about his new memoir, defining Indigenous Homelessness and his journey from surviving the streets to helping people off them.   Jesse Thistle is Cree-Metis on his mother’s side and Scottish … More


Bright Spot: Chatham-Kent is getting to the bottom of its chronic homeless numbers
June 17, 2019 - 9:00 pm / Blog

When a partnership between homeless serving agencies, Ontario Works Case Managers and the Chatham-Kent team led to a spike in chronic homeless numbers in November 2018, it wasn’t necessarily cause for alarm. It meant the community was finally getting closer to its true chronic homeless number, putting them on a … 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