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JOURNAL NAME: Early Childhood Education Journal
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

One in 30 American children experience homelessness, and yet educators are often unaware of the challenges these students face. Drawing on a qualitative study of 21 pre-service teachers (PSTs) interviewed at the completion of their early childhood/ESL teacher education program, the overall purpose of this study was to ascertain PSTs’ reported attitudes, beliefs, knowledge, and self-identified skills for working with young homeless children in...

ORGANIZATION: YMCA of Regina
RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

The Regina Point-in-Time count took place on April 18th, 2018. Over 230 volunteers and 50 community parnters took part in varying capacities. The following report provides the results and findings of the Count.

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018
Since 2005, the Who’s Hungry report has provided an annual update on the state of food security in our city. The report is a commitment to share what we see and what our clients experience with our community, other service providers, and policymakers. By continuing this research every year, we are able to understand how hunger has grown and changed in Toronto.

We invest in research that brings together data and the lived experience of...
JOURNAL NAME: International Journal of Integrated Care
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

In England, 70% of people who were homeless on admission to hospital were discharged back to the street without having their care and support needs addressed (Department of Health, 2013).  Furthermore they experienced high hospital readmission rates and often resorted to inappropriate use of the Emergency Department. Following these data,  Government funding was provided to enable hospitals to work with local partners to develop specialist...

ORGANIZATION: Centre for Research in Social Justice and Policy, Laurentian University
RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018
The Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services Board required the completion of an enumeration project. The enumeration is linked to the objectives of the Province of Ontario to end homelessness in Ontario and, specifically, to end chronic homelessness by 2025. The enumeration in 2018 is intended to help Service Managers and the Ministry of Housing to better understand the extent and nature of homelessness and to guide policy and program design.
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018
Meeting in the Middle Engagement Strategy and Action Plan was co-created to foster better relationships between the City of Toronto Shelter Support and Housing Administration (SSHA) Division and Indigenous organizations. Our vision is to meaningfully address Indigenous homelessness in Toronto by addressing the City of Toronto’s Statement of Commitments to Aboriginal Communities.
To further our work, we look to the ‘ethical space’...
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

According to the annual Poverty Trends 2018 report, 5.8 million people in Canada live in poverty. The report includes a breakdown of poverty rates by province and territory (noting that Nunavut has the highest national rates), and a breakdown of the demographic groups most affected by poverty including children and single-parent families. The report concludes with an analysis of Canada's new national poverty reduction strategy in light of the...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Solving homelessness involves moving women from homeless to home. Many women have the capacity and resources to independently navigate from a crisis of homelessness to being re-housed within a short period of time. However, for other women, due to the complexities of their lives, challenges they face, and ways that systems have disadvantaged and discriminated against them, some degree of support is required in their journey out of...

JOURNAL NAME: Public Health Nutrition
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

Food insufficiency, defined by the experience of hunger, is known to be prevalent and a source of health-related harm among-street involved youth, but little is known about its relationship with depression in this population. Therefore, we sought to assess the association between food insufficiency and symptoms of depression among a cohort of street-involved youth.

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

Nanaimo’s Action Plan to End Homelessness, 2018-2023 is the result of the collective research and voices of the Nanaimo Homelessness Coalition. The Nanaimo Homelessness Coalition is made up of non-profit societies, representatives from the three levels of government, faith groups and community members who have an interest in developing and carrying out solutions to homelessness. Building on the significant work invested in previous...

ORGANIZATION: Guelph & Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination
RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

The 2018 Guelph-Wellington Point-in-Time Count included an enumeration of individuals experiencing homelessness living unsheltered, emergency sheltered, temporarily sheltered (i.e. couch surfing), and in unknown locations. The count was conducted over a three-day period in Guelph and over a seven-day period in Wellington County.

Volunteers and staff from the homeless-serving system conducted an in-person survey, the results of which...

ORGANIZATION: Canadian Observatory on Homelessness and A Way Home Canada
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

In recent years there has been a notable shift in policy and scholarship towards preventing youth homelessness. In response to the shortcomings of reactive policy, countries around the world are developing, implementing, and evaluating ways to reduce the likelihood that any young person will become homeless.

In the context of a global shift towards prevention, this international review identifies evidence-based interventions,...

ORGANIZATION: Union Gospel Mission Vancouver
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

In 2016, No Vacancy: Affordability and Homelessness in Vancouver provided a point in time snapshot of the growing affordability crisis within the City of Vancouver. By examining structural factors such as vacancy rates at low-end-of-market, cost of average rent, available income, cost of living, social housing built, and rent supplements provided, No Vacancy concluded that within the then-current environment, “homelessness [would] continue to...

JOURNAL NAME: Canadian Journal of Public Health 
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018
For patients who belonged to physician rosters at a family medicine practice in the core of Calgary, Canada, we compared primary care utilization for those who were stably housed and those experiencing homelessness. In the context of an inner-city primary care clinic in Calgary, Canada, homelessness status is associated with an increased rate of visits to primary care. This work has implications for public health and health systems decision-...
RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

On February 15th-17th, 2017 Community Development Council Durham (CDCD) and Durham Mental Health Services (DMHS), in collaboration with numerous partners, conducted Durham’s first Point-in-Time (PiT) Count. With the assistance of 150 volunteers, those who were experiencing sheltered or unsheltered homelessness, or were provisionally accommodated in a public institution or transitional shelter, were surveyed, enumerated or tallied. The...

ORGANIZATION: Turning Time Research and Consulting
RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

The purpose of a Point-in-Time Count (PiT) is to obtain a snapshot of people who are absolutely homeless in a community during a set timeframe – usually limited to 24 hours to avoid counting some people twice. The summer 2017 homeless count took place in the Cowichan Valley Region on August 15 and 16 over a 24-hour period. Count sites were located in the Duncan-North Cowichan core area, Ladysmith, Chemainus, Lake Cowichan and Mill Bay. The...

RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

In 2016, the Government of Canada conducted a nation-wide Point in Time Count (PiT Count) to look at homelessness trends across Canada for the first time. Information gained through the count is used to identify themes, challenges and characteristics of homelessness across the country and helps to inform service needs at a local, provincial and federal level. The PiT Count is intended to provide a snapshot of the minimum number of people...

RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

The Dufferin County 2018 Point-in-Time (PiT) Count included an enumeration of individuals experiencing homelessness living unsheltered, emergency sheltered, temporarily sheltered (i.e. couch surfing), and in public locations. The count was conducted by volunteers and staff from the homeless-serving system over a two day period, May 14th and May 15th 2018, throughout the County of Dufferin.

This report provides important background...

ORGANIZATION: Guelph and Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination
RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

The 2018 Guelph-Wellington Point-in-Time Count included an enumeration of individuals experiencing homelessness living unsheltered, emergency sheltered, temporarily sheltered (i.e. couch surfing), and in unknown locations. The count was conducted over a three-day period in Guelph and over a seven-day period in Wellington County.

Volunteers and staff from the homeless-serving system conducted an in-person survey, the results of which...

RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018
The nationally coordinated 2018 PiT Count was funded through the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) and involved the collaboration of over 60 HPS-funded communities across Canada. The Nanaimo Homelessness Coalition, Nanaimo Region John Howard Society (NRJHS), and United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island (UWCNVI) organized the second consecutive HPS PiT Count in Nanaimo. The count was held on April 18th, 2018.
The Nanaimo...
ORGANIZATION: End Homelessness St. John’s
RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018
On April 11, 2018, End Homelessness St. John’s (EHSJ) conducted its second biennial Point-in-Time (PiT) Count of the community’s homeless population, titled ‘Everyone Counts’. The initiative, in partnership with Canada’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) and the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness (COH), provides a snapshot of the minimum number of people experiencing homelessness on a single day in St. John’s. This includes persons...
ORGANIZATION: Prairie Research Centre, The Institute of Urban Studies, University of Winnipeg
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

Winnipeg is a mid-sized prairie city. Its roots run deep in the community, with a strong sense of resiliency and hope among the agencies that work tirelessly to support those in need. The manner in which Winnipeg’s community responded to increasing levels of homelessness over the last decade forms the basis of the analysis presented in this report. In particular, the objective is to examine the At Home/Chez Soi (AHCS) project and how a number...

JOURNAL NAME: Canadian Journal of Community Health
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

This study explored the experiences of persons experiencing chronic homelessness with and without rent assistance. Qualitative interviews were conducted with 12 participants in order to determine if and how rent assistance impacted participants’ narratives of recovery. These narrative interviews, along with a focus group conducted with 10 support workers, explored implementation factors impacting recovery narratives. The findings suggest that...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

Game Changers are the larger actions, made up of smaller ones spread across the community, that will have the net result of essential and radical change for those experiencing poverty. The Game Changers are:

1. Eliminate Racism

2. Livable Incomes

3. Affordable Housing

4. Accessible & Affordable Transit

5. Affordable & Quality Child Care

6. Access to Mental Health Services & Addictions...

RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

The methodology for the 2018 Youth Homeless Count differed from a traditional Point-in-Time (PiT) homeless count approach by carrying out data collection over the course of nine days, rather than 24 hours. This new method was designed to provide more opportunities to make contact with youth experiencing homelessness across the region. The focus of data analysis for the 2018 count was to explore the different circumstances of youth...

ORGANIZATION: The Nelson Committee on Homelessness
RESOURCE TYPE: Report Card
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

This 10th Annual Report Card on Homelessness for Nelson (JUNE 2018) will bring the reader a better understanding of those who are homeless and at risk of homelessness, what contributes to homelessness in our community and what we can and are doing about it. It is designed to both encourage questions and inform solutions.

JOURNAL NAME: Demography Journal
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

Homelessness in the United States is often examined using cross-sectional, point-in-time samples. Any experience of homelessness is a risk factor for adverse outcomes, so it is also useful to understand the incidence of homelessness over longer periods. We estimate the lifetime prevalence of homelessness among members of the Baby Boom cohort (n = 6,545) using the 2012 and 2014 waves of the Health and Retirement Study (HRS), a...

ORGANIZATION: Children First Canada 
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

The purpose of this brief report is to paint a high-level picture of children in Canada, and their health and wellbeing, using readily available, reputable sources of data. We begin by describing the current population of children across Canada and trends over time. Do we have more or fewer children in Canada now compared to the past? What about the future? Which parts of the country do they live in? The report then turns to the health and...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018
2018 has seen a significant amount of change and investment in social, non-profit, and affordable housing across the country. In the context of a dynamic and changing housing policy framework across the country, this report examines the commitments made by provinces and territories in their respective 2018-2019 budgets and highlights recent housing announcements and initiatives underway within specific provinces and territories. Although it is...
RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

As the following report by Urban Matters documents, the City of Vancouver’s 2018 point-in-time homeless count found 2,181 people homeless in Vancouver on March 14, 2018, with 1,522 people sheltered and 659 on the street. While the total number represents only a 2% increase from last year, it is nonetheless the highest number since the first regional homeless count in 2005, signaling a continuing and growing concern about the welfare of...

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