Black History Month Reflections Part 2: Missing Data, Missing Action
February 28, 2024

This is the second part in a two-part series during Black History Month, read Floriane Ethier’s first part here.  My name is Floriane and I’m a Data Advisor on the Built for Zero Canada team. My role is dedicated to helping others use data to drive improvement toward the goal … More

Reflections on Black History Month
February 8, 2024

As part of Black History Month, CAEH presents the story of Floriane Ethier, Data Advisor, Policy and Data Impact, Built for Zero Canada. Warning: this content is intended for a mature audience and may cause strong emotional reactions, reader discretion is advised.  *** For me, Black History Month and my … More

Bright Spot: How Fort McMurray resolved an encampment without enforcement
January 30, 2024

A partnership between a local government and public agencies in Fort McMurray has found permanent housing for people experiencing homelessness through a collaborative approach.     In August, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB), and partnering community organizations — including Alberta Health Services and the RCMP — peacefully transitioned 29 … More

INTERVIEW – Tim Richter speaks to Bryn Griffiths about tent fires
December 19, 2023

CEO & President of the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness, Tim Richter, spoke earlier this week with Bryn Griffiths host of 630 CHED Afternoons on homelessness, tent fires and the current rise in housing insecurity in Edmonton and across Canada.  On the wave of homelessness currently rising across the country, … More

Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness Joins Condemnation of Edmonton Encampment Closure Plans
December 15, 2023

The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness (CAEH) joins the condemnation of the Edmonton Police Service’s (EPS) plan to displace vulnerable Edmontonians the week before Christmas. The EPS must halt their plans, which will only hurt those who are forced to live in intolerable conditions.  Encampments are unsafe. The risks to … More

National Housing Accord Authors Respond to Fall Economic Statement
November 21, 2023

Ottawa, Ontario (November 21, 2023) – The authors of the National Housing Accord (NHA), the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness, REALPAC, and the PLACE Centre at the Smart Prosperity Institute, welcome the housing measures announced today in the federal government’s Fall Economic Statement, and look forward to further measures  to … More

2023 National Conference on Ending Homelessness Coming to Halifax
October 25, 2023

HALIFAX, N.S. (October 25, 2023) — The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness (CAEH) is holding its 2023 National Conference on Ending Homelessness in Halifax from November 8 to 10, welcoming over 1,600 people from across Canada. The conference is hosted in partnership with the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre and United … More

National Housing Accord authors applaud $20B federal boost to low-cost rental housing financing
September 27, 2023

The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness (CAEH) and REALPAC welcome the federal government’s announcement that it will unlock an additional $20 billion in low-cost financing for rental housing construction. The federal government estimates that this measure will add an additional 30,000 new rental units a year.   In August, the CAEH … More

Authors of the National Housing Accord welcome federal government announcement on GST removal for purpose-built rental construction
September 14, 2023

Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland announced that the federal government is introducing legislation to remove the GST on the construction of new rental apartment buildings, as part of a new suite of measures aimed at addressing the rising cost of living … More

Fort McMurray Ends Veteran Homelessness
August 22, 2023

The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness has recognized Fort McMurray as the third community in Canada to reach Functional Zero Veteran Homelessness. This milestone would not have been possible without the work of 14 community organizations supporting the program and serving the homeless sector, the Royal Canadian Legion and Veterans Affairs Canada.