Happy National Indigenous Peoples Day!
June 21, 2024

Happy National Indigenous Peoples Day! Today, we honour the rich cultures, traditions, and contributions of Indigenous peoples across Turtle Island. This is a time to recognize their strength and resilience, and to commit to learning and supporting Indigenous communities. Here are some meaningful ways to celebrate and show support: • … More

“Homelessness is a housing problem”: CAEH addresses HUMA Committee
June 12, 2024

The House of Commons Committee on Human Resources, Skills, Social Development, and Persons with Disabilities (HUMA) has undertaken a study to understand how past underinvestment in housing has contributed to the current housing and homelessness crisis. The Committee has heard from witnesses from across the housing sector, including Tim Richter, … More

Bright Spot: St. Thomas-Elgin reduces chronic homelessness by 30% in just seven months
April 24, 2024

Community collaboration is a key component to the community’s recent success A collaborative approach has led to a major reduction in chronic homelessness in St. Thomas-Elgin, a community of roughly 100,000 people in southwestern Ontario.   Between July 2023 and January 2024, St. Thomas-Elgin reduced chronic homelessness by 30%.   Working together … More

Budget 2024 sets Canada up to solve the housing crisis – now let’s take further steps to solve homelessness 
April 18, 2024

The federal government has set out on a path to solve the housing crisis, with bold investments and ambitious targets outlined in Budget 2024 and their new housing plan. This week’s budget promised $8.5 billion in new spending on housing, complemented by as much as $55 billion in financing – … More

Budget 2024: Boldest federal housing investment in more than 50 years lays a clear path to fixing Canada’s housing crisis.
April 16, 2024

Ottawa, Ontario (April 16, 2024) – The 2024 federal budget, presented today by Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, introduced the most ambitious federal housing investment in more than 50 years, laying a clear path to solving the housing crisis and alleviating homelessness.   Budget 2024 includes billions … More

National Housing Accord Partners Welcome New Federal Housing Plan
April 12, 2024

Ottawa, Ontario (April 12, 2024) – The National Housing Accord authors – the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness, REALPAC, and the PLACE Centre at the Smart Prosperity Institute – welcome the release of the federal government’s new housing plan, Solving the Housing Crisis: Canada’s Housing Plan.  The plan, announced today … More

Bright Spot: The Thompson Model of Lived Experience Leadership
April 10, 2024

What if we put the people we are serving in charge of the very system that is meant to help them?  That is the question at the heart of a revolutionary leadership and governance model that has been developed in the northern community of Thompson, Manitoba.   The traditional approach to … More

National Housing Accord partners lay out four key tests for Budget 2024
March 19, 2024

Ottawa, Ontario (March 19, 2024) – The Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Hon. Chrystia Freeland, will deliver the federal government’s budget in exactly four weeks. At a time when many Canadians are grappling with the growing housing crisis and affordability pressures, the authors of the National Housing Accord – … More

Six Measures the Federal Government Can Introduce in Budget 2024 to Fix the Housing Crisis and Solve Homelessness
March 18, 2024

With a wave of new homelessness accelerating across Canada, Budget 2024 presents a critical moment for the federal government to address the immediate challenges faced by Canadians experiencing and at-risk of homelessness, while building the long-term solutions needed to solve the housing and affordability crises affecting people in communities across … More

Compassionate decampment: lessons from Oppenheimer Park
March 4, 2024

The CAEH is developing a series of stories highlighting successful encampment resolutions that are people-centered and housing-focused, without using enforcement as the primary approach. Read the first blog in this series highlighting Fort McMurray, Alberta. by Nadia Moharib   Behind the encampment tarps and tents are communities comprised mostly of … More