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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


‘Veteran homelessness in Canada is readily solvable’
November 29, 2018 - 1:30 am / Blog, News

The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs today and this is what we had to say about preventing and ending veteran homelessness: it can be done! By Tim Richter, CAEH President & CEO Good afternoon everyone. Thank you for this … More


Advocates Urge Independent Oversight and Human Rights Hearings in Forthcoming Legislation
November 26, 2018 - 7:00 am / News

On the first anniversary of Canada’s National Housing Strategy important questions remain about the federal implementation of the Right to Housing. CALGARY (November 26, 2018) –  Canada will fall short of international standards on the progressive implementation of the right to housing if it excludes independent oversight and adjudication measures … More


National Housing Day 18 Years Later
November 22, 2018 - 2:30 am / Blog, News

Exactly one year after the federal government’s announcement of a National Housing Strategy, and a few months away from the new homelessness strategy, Reaching Home, rolling out, this #National Housing Day sees us getting closer to realizing the right to housing. In 1998, Canadians and municipalities declared homelessness a national … More