Latest News & Events

New network advocates for a focus on rural and remote homelessness
March 10, 2019 - 9:52 pm / Blog, News

The CAEH is pleased to support the creation of the National Alliance to End Rural and Remote Homelessness (NAERRH). It is a network of individuals and organizations focused on building and elevating a collective voice across Canada to advocate for the importance of preventing, reducing and ending homelessness in rural … More


Built for Zero Canada launches after communities house 21,254 of Canada’s most vulnerable homeless population
March 6, 2019 - 11:52 am / News

On March 6, the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness launched Built for Zero Canada after its 20,000 Homes Campaign communities successfully housed 21,254 of Canada’s most vulnerable homeless people and wrapped. Tim Richter, CAEH President & CEO, addressed 125 community leaders from across Canada in Toronto at the BFZ-C Learning Session and launch.


20,000 Homes Campaign beats goal to house 20,000 of Canada’s most vulnerable homeless people
March 6, 2019 - 7:12 am / News

20,000 Homes Campaign houses 21,254 of Canada’s most vulnerable homeless people. CAEH launches new national effort – Built for Zero Canada – to end chronic homelessness. Today the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness launches a new national effort to end chronic homelessness after its 20,000 Homes Campaign successfully housed 21,254 … More


Bright Spot: Medicine Hat is proving functional zero is achievable
March 3, 2019 - 11:00 pm / Blog, News

As it closes in on functional zero chronic homelessness, Medicine Hat, Alberta is helping us understand what it takes to reach, achieve and sustain functional zero. The 20,000 Homes Campaign is working closely with Medicine Hat to learn with them as they end chronic homelessness. This blog is a part … More


Bright Spot: Kawartha Lakes & County of Haliburton on track to functional zero
February 25, 2019 - 1:00 am / Blog, News

20,000 Homes Campaign community Kawartha-Haliburton cut chronic homelessness 51% in six months and is on track to achieve functional zero chronic homelessness. In this blog leaders from Kawartha-Haliburton talk about their work and the keys to their success. This is the first blog in our Bright Spot series highlighting outstanding … More


CAEH19 Conference Website Launches!
February 7, 2019 - 11:36 am / Blog, Events, News

We’ve launched our National Conference on Ending Homelessness website! Online registration, scholarship applications and a call for presentations are now open for CAEH19 in Edmonton from November 4th to 6th. Are you counting down the days to the 2019 National Conference on Ending Homelessness in Edmonton? Have you put it … More


20,000 Homes Campaign communities close in on goal to house 20,000 of Canada’s most vulnerable homeless people.
February 3, 2019 - 8:00 pm / Blog, News

20,000 Homes Campaign communities are closing in on the 20,000 move-ins goal ahead of our July 1, 2020 deadline. As the campaign heads down its final mile, we reflect on our journey and look ahead to the future of the campaign. On June 16, 2015, the CAEH joined 21 communities … More


Homeless Memorials hope to create change and honour the lives lost in their communities
January 16, 2019 - 5:58 am / Blog

Memorials honouring lives lost to homelessness are turning into a growing grassroots movement fighting stigma and calling for action on homelessness to prevent this needless loss of life —and these communities need your help. Every time a homeless person met with an untimely end, Cathy Crowe was one of the … More


Transforming Canadian shelters into ‘engine rooms of homelessness elimination’
December 18, 2018 - 10:54 am / Blog

In this guest blog, James Hughes, co-editor of Beyond Shelters, looks at the promising results of ending homelessness when homeless shelters adopt a Housing First approach. By James Hughes Homeless shelters have changed a lot over the last 25 years. I’m proud to have edited a new book called Beyond … More


Reflecting women’s diverse realities in Canada’s housing strategy
December 9, 2018 - 10:00 pm / Blog

Canada’s new housing and homelessness strategies could bring system-wide transformation if they position women with lived experience as key informants Guest blog by Arlene Hache, CAEH Board Director, Women’s Homelessness Advisory Committee co-chair and a person with lived expertise Canada’s first National Housing Strategy (NHS) signals the federal government’s re-engagement … More