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What Budget 2021 means for ending homelessness
April 20, 2021 - 7:48 am / Blog, News

The federal government released their 2021/22 budget Monday. Budget 2021 builds on existing National Housing Strategy investments with over $2.5 billion in new funding and an additional $1.3 billion moved forward in previously promised housing investment. But it doesn’t go far enough. By Tim Richter President & CEO, Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness   Canadians have been suffering under the man-made disaster … More


Bright Spot: Guelph-Wellington reduces chronic youth homelessness 43% during the pandemic
March 25, 2021 - 6:47 am / Blog

Over the last year, this Built for Zero Canada community has reduced chronic youth homelessness by nearly half since the COVID-19 pandemic began. This blog is a part of our Bright Spot series highlighting outstanding work in ending homelessness happening across Canada.   Guelph-Wellington’s unwavering focus on housing youth experiencing … More


Bright Spot: 33 Built for Zero communities celebrate progress towards ending chronic and veteran homelessness
March 17, 2021 - 2:09 pm / Blog, News

Built for Zero communities from across Canada are celebrating both large and small victories thanks to their unwavering efforts to end homelessness—even in the face of a pandemic. This blog is a part of our Bright Spot series highlighting outstanding work in ending homelessness happening across Canada. The second wave … More


A year later: Resilience and progress in the face of a global pandemic
March 11, 2021 - 1:28 pm / Blog, News

One year into the pandemic, we reflect on the hard work and sacrifices of housing advocates, service providers, and frontline workers across Canada whose courageous, selfless, and determined efforts have protected our homeless neighbours against an unprecedented public health crisis—and despite the pandemic, have made significant progress toward ending homelessness. … More


Bright Spot: Toronto releases shelter system data publicly to inform solutions to homelessness
March 9, 2021 - 1:00 am / Blog

Toronto’s Shelter System Flow data will help provide a better understanding of who is experiencing homelessness and how people enter and exit the shelter system. Not only is this data shared publicly, but the city is working on expanding it and measuring its progress along the way. This blog is … More


Bright Spot: Kelowna and Niagara Region are using tech to help coordinate outreach
February 19, 2021 - 7:32 am / Blog

Experimenting with, adapting, and improving new technologies is helping these Built for Zero Canada communities improve their collaborative and coordinated outreach. This blog is a part of our Bright Spot series highlighting outstanding work in ending homelessness happening across Canada.   Two Built for Zero communities—Kelowna, British Columbia and Niagara … More


London solves veteran homelessness – a first in Canadian history
February 16, 2021 - 7:00 am / News

Thanks to collaboration and determination, Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness confirms London has achieved functional zero veteran homelessness   London has made history as the first community in Canada to functionally end veteran homelessness. The Built for Zero Canada (BFZ-C) community turned the pandemic into an opportunity to transform its … More


Thinking about triage and assessment tools for communities
February 11, 2021 - 12:15 am / Blog

When OrgCode Consulting announced the discontinuation of the VI-SPDAT by the end of 2022, it left many communities asking, “What now?” Below is helpful information on tools, next steps, and considerations for communities as they chart a path forward.   The Vulnerability Index – Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool (VI-SPDAT), … More


STATEMENT: Prioritize vaccinations for people experiencing homelessness
February 2, 2021 - 9:00 pm / News

Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness and the Canadian Network for the Health and Housing of People Experiencing Homelessness Position Statement: COVID-19 Vaccination for People Experiencing Homelessness.   The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness and the Canadian Network for the Health and Housing of People Experiencing Homelessness call on federal and … More


The CAEH wishes you a safe and happy holidays
December 18, 2020 - 2:27 pm / Blog

With 2020 almost behind us, the new year brings new hope and new opportunities to advance our mission to end homelessness in Canada, once and for all. Thank you to all of the frontline workers who helped keep us safe and our supporters who kept us going.   This year … More