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The importance of urgency in ending homelessness
January 16, 2020 - 9:25 am / Blog

Homelessness is a crisis that has lost its sense of urgency. Those experiencing homelessness are locked in a daily life and death struggle. Our response to this crisis too often gets bogged down in process, planning, research and ‘analysis paralysis’ and we don’t react with the speed and urgency our … More


What will you ask for this holiday season?
December 19, 2019 - 9:31 am / Blog, News

A year-end message from all of us at the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness.   During the holiday season, homeless-serving agencies feel the crunch. It’s getting colder outside, more people are seeking shelter and housing and Canadians are looking for ways to help. The holiday season represents an important opportunity … More


Throne Speech makes ending veteran homelessness a priority for the 43rd Parliament
December 6, 2019 - 9:23 am / Blog, News

Thursday’s Speech from the Throne included a critical commitment on veteran homelessness. The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness is eager to get to work with the government, veteran partners and communities to make the end of veteran homelessness a reality.   On Thursday afternoon Governor General Julie Payette delivered the … More


Bright Spot: RainCity Housing combines Peer leadership and Housing First to end homelessness
November 28, 2019 - 9:55 am / Blog, News

With the confidence that ending homelessness is a complex but achievable goal, many of RainCity Housing’s programs are run by folks with lived experience, and its Surrey Intensive Care Management Team and LGBTQ Youth Housing First Outreach Program are made up entirely of Peers. This blog is a part of … More


Eight Built for Zero Canada communities begin work on ending veteran homelessness
November 18, 2019 - 11:50 pm / Blog, News

Eight Built for Zero Canada communities are committing to end veteran homelessness by March 2022. The eight communities are piloting and testing an approach to ending veteran homelessness that has proven successful in the U.S. and can be scaled to any Canadian community.    Funded by Veterans Affairs Canada’s Veteran … More


CAEH19 Day Three: ‘You are all the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness’
November 6, 2019 - 4:39 pm / Blog, News

The 2019 National Conference on Ending Homelessness has officially come to a close. Now, 1,500 people are heading back to their communities with new knowledge and best practices to act to end homelessness once and for all. Let’s do it again next year for #CAEH20 in Toronto!   Mike Ormsby, … More


CAEH19 Day Two: Building equitable systems to end homelessness
November 5, 2019 - 5:30 pm / Blog, News

The second day of the 2019 National Conference on Ending Homelessness is about the future, or more importantly, the actions we can take today that improve our systems and encourage inclusiveness for an equitable tomorrow. Keynote speakers Dan Heath and Cindy Blackstock challenged #CAEH19 participants to think upstream and be … More


CAEH19 Day One: ‘Homelessness can and will end in Canada’
November 4, 2019 - 5:50 pm / Blog, News

Homelessness is a problem with a solution—that’s why we’re in Edmonton for the 2019 National Conference on Ending Homelessness. Since 2009, Edmonton has halved its homeless population numbers and housed nearly 10,000 people. Ending homelessness isn’t just possible, it’s happening.   The 7th annual National Conference on Ending Homelessness is … More


Canadian Network for the Health and Housing of the Homeless launches
October 31, 2019 - 8:50 am / Blog, News

A health-informed end to homelessness. That’s the vision of the new Canadian Network for the Health and Housing of the Homeless (CNH3) that formally launches today with a new website. CNH3 is hosting a post-conference summit and a dedicated conference stream on health care and homelessness at CAEH19.   The … More


OrgCode’s Iain De Jong to launch homelessness solutions book at CAEH19
October 30, 2019 - 11:00 pm / Blog, News

“The Book on Ending Homelessness” by Iain De Jong, OrgCode Consulting Inc., encapsulates his two decades of experience working on the front lines of the homelessness crisis. We catch up with Iain ahead of the 2019 National Conference on Ending Homelessness where his book will be available for purchase.   … More