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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


Bright Spot: COVID-19 didn’t stop Saint John from reducing chronic homelessness by 10%
December 17, 2020 - 7:56 am / Blog, News

Adapting to challenges and remaining housing focused in the pandemic is what got this Built for Zero Canada community to cut its chronic homelessness population by 10% in a matter of months. This blog is a part of our Bright Spot series highlighting outstanding work in ending homelessness happening across … More


Draft for Discussion: Ending Homelessness for People Living in Encampments Toolkit
December 9, 2020 - 8:55 am / Blog, News

The Ending Homelessness for People Living in Encampments Toolkit is now in its draft for discussion phase, whereby readers are encouraged to review and send written feedback and recommendations. The toolkit’s purpose is to give communities tools for a housing-focused, rights-based approach to ending homelessness for people living in encampments. … More


This Giving Tuesday support the frontlines during COVID-19
December 1, 2020 - 3:00 am / Blog

Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to directly help frontline workers and people experiencing homelessness so they can access what they need to make it safely through the pandemic and the coldest months of the year.  This Giving Tuesday, local organizations serving people experiencing homelessness need our help. The cold winter … More


Statement: CAEH President & CEO appointed co-chair of inaugural National Housing Council
November 22, 2020 - 8:38 am / News

The National Housing Council will play an important role in accountability and oversight of the Federal government’s housing policy, recommending improvements to the National Housing Strategy, advancing the progressive realization of the right to housing and, importantly, providing a venue for people living in housing need and homelessness to have … More


Three things you can do this National Housing Day
November 20, 2020 - 2:42 pm / Blog

This year’s National Housing Day (November 22) is more important than ever as COVID-19 has both exacerbated the toll on people experiencing homelessness and further exposed the gaps in Canada’s housing system. Here are three things you can do right now to help make more housing a reality, and end … More