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Built for Zero Canada joins forces with nine new communities to end chronic homelessness
July 22, 2019 - 11:00 pm / Blog, News

Nine communities across the country are committing to functional zero chronic homelessness by joining Built for Zero Canada. This makes 33 communities planning to end homelessness with real-time data, Coordinated Access systems, community support and improvement practices.     Nine communities are committing to solve chronic homelessness once and for … More


Bright Spot: Chatham-Kent reduces chronic homelessness by 37% in 6 months
July 16, 2019 - 11:00 pm / Blog

Built for Zero Canada community Chatham-Kent hits major milestone after reducing its chronic homeless numbers by 10% in three consecutive months, housing 22 people. This blog is a part of our Bright Spot series highlighting outstanding work in ending homelessness happening across Canada.   Chatham-Kent is back in the spotlight. … More


Election 2019: Coalition calls for federal parties to address housing and homelessness
July 9, 2019 - 8:39 am / Blog, News

The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness has joined a coalition of community housing and homelessness organizations calling on federal parties to make housing and homelessness one of the top priorities going into this October 2019 election.   With the next federal election only months away, a coalition of leading community … More


‘Back into the circle’: Q&A with Jesse Thistle
July 3, 2019 - 11:00 pm / Blog

We catch up with Jesse Thistle, the newest Board member of the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness. He tells us about his new memoir, defining Indigenous Homelessness and his journey from surviving the streets to helping people off them.   Jesse Thistle is Cree-Metis on his mother’s side and Scottish … More


Bright Spot: Chatham-Kent is getting to the bottom of its chronic homeless numbers
June 17, 2019 - 9:00 pm / Blog

When a partnership between homeless serving agencies, Ontario Works Case Managers and the Chatham-Kent team led to a spike in chronic homeless numbers in November 2018, it wasn’t necessarily cause for alarm. It meant the community was finally getting closer to its true chronic homeless number, putting them on a … More


House of Commons motion calls for end to veteran homelessness by 2025
June 5, 2019 - 11:39 am / Blog, News

The day before the 75th anniversary of D-Day, House of Commons Veterans Affairs Committee Chair MP Neil Ellis announced a motion calling on the federal government to end veteran homelessness by 2025. The motion is supported by opposition parties and will be debated in the House on June 11th. The … More


Government Introduces Right to Housing Amendments to National Housing Strategy Act
May 31, 2019 - 1:47 pm / Blog, News

Today, the CAEH joined advocates across Canada to welcome right to housing amendments to the National Housing Strategy Act contained in federal budget implementation legislation. The amended legislation lays the groundwork for a more effective National Housing Strategy helps cement long-term federal leadership on housing, and sets Canada on a … More


Bright Spot: Peterborough dives into its Coordinated Access System
May 21, 2019 - 11:00 pm / Blog

The Ontario community is getting everyone on board in its concerted effort to coordinate its services and improve how it responds to homelessness. This blog is a part of our Bright Spot series highlighting outstanding work in ending homelessness happening across Canada.    When Peterborough Social Services widely sent out … More


Introducing the Canadian Shelter Transformation Network
May 16, 2019 - 11:00 pm / Blog, News

The CAEH is supporting a new peer-led network of homeless shelter leaders committed to transforming their organizations to becoming housing-focused. The Canadian Shelter Transformation Network is holding its founding meeting on May 27.  Homeless shelters play a pivotal role in the homeless systems of most Canadian communities. Over the last … More


Want help solving homelessness? Become a Built for Zero Canada community
May 12, 2019 - 11:00 pm / Blog, News

Join us and begin the end of homelessness in your community. Built for Zero Canada works with dozens of communities across Canada, providing them with necessary help and connecting them to a plethora of resources to end chronic homelessness.   We are now inviting applications from communities interested in joining … More