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RESOURCE TYPE: Community Plan
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Highlights from 2016 include:

The creation of three additional affordable housing units for seniors, at 301 First Avenue East, Shelburne. 20,000 Homes Campaign — conducted a 48 hour count of chronic and episodically homeless inDufferin. New partnerships and relationship building efforts with community agencies, e.g. Poverty Task Force and DC MOVES. The 2016 Housing Forum which contained a varied agenda which included: Appreciation/...
RESOURCE TYPE: Community Plan
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

Highlights from 2015

The creation of three additional affordable housing units for seniors, at 301 First Avenue East, Shelburne New partnerships and relationship building efforts with community agencies. The 2015 Housing Forum, “Addressing Poverty and Housing in Dufferin County,” presented in partnership with Headwaters Food and Farming Alliance (Headwaters Communities in Action) and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health. Provision of...
RESOURCE TYPE: Community Plan
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014

New Information from MMAH

In December 2013, Assistant Deputy Minister Janet Hope informed Consolidated Municipal Service Managers of new reporting requirements for 10 year Housing and Homelessness Plans. The new requirements expanded on existing reporting requirements, and made clear the information that Service Managers must present to both MMAH and to the public.

To comply with MMAH requirements, we have included details...

ORGANIZATION: County of Dufferin
RESOURCE TYPE: Report Card
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

2016 results due to the implementation of the 10 Year Housing and Homelessness Plan. 

ORGANIZATION: Dufferin County
RESOURCE TYPE: Report Card
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

2015 results of the implementation of the 10 Year Housing and Homelessness Plan. 

ORGANIZATION: Dufferin County
RESOURCE TYPE: Report Card
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014

Results of the implementation of the 10 year housing and homelessness plan as of 2014. 

 

RESOURCE TYPE: Community Plan
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013

London’s Homeless Prevention and Housing planning document incorporates a 14-year period and provides an integrated summary of the homelessness and housing strategies, goals and tactics already developed and taking hold in London. This Plan is built from the experiences and considerations of our community stakeholders - policymakers, service providers, individuals and families with lived experience, funders, advocates, residents and experts...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report Card
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Homelessness data summary and an outline of Greater Sudbury approach to supporting those who are experiencing homelessness. 

ORGANIZATION: Community Advisory Board on Homelessness
RESOURCE TYPE: Report Card
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014

A seven day count was conducted between January 28th, 2015 and February 3rd, 2015. Surveys were conducted with people at 31 different service locations within the core and outlying areas of Greater Sudbury. The count was extended to food banks, meal services, and outlying areas until February 27th, 2015. The survey tool allowed for identification and removal of duplicate cases. This report card outlines the findings of that count. 

ORGANIZATION: The Community Advisory Board on Homelessness
RESOURCE TYPE: Report Card
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013

Outline of what the City of Greater Sudbury has in place to address the needs of people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.  

ORGANIZATION: Canadian Observatory on Homelessness
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Indigenous homelessness is a human condition that describes First Nations, Métis and Inuit individuals, families or communities lacking stable, permanent, appropriate housing, or the immediate prospect, means or ability to acquire such housing. Unlike the common colonialist definition of homelessness, Indigenous homelessness is not defined as lacking a structure of habitation; rather, it is more fully described and understood through a...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

CPJ released Poverty Trends 2017, our annual report on poverty in Canada, a week ahead of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. It reports that a staggering 4.8 million people in Canada (or 13.9%) live in poverty. The report uses the Low-Income Measure (LIM), which defines the poverty rate as a 50 per cent of the median...

ORGANIZATION: The Federation of Community Social Services of BC
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Things aren’t getting better for the people of BC

Two years ago, The Federation of Community Social Services of BC scoured the news, research, and literature to take a snapshot of what life in BC was like. We wanted to understand how good things were for the people of our province. We also wanted to investigate important aspects of day-to-day life that get overlooked by a government focused on economic prosperity.

Things didn’t...

RESOURCE TYPE: Toolkit
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Are you living (or looking to live) with Roommates?

For many people who are renting, getting a roommate is a way to make it affordable.

A greater and increasing proportion of households are roommate situations. The Residential Tenancy Act has gaps when applied to roommates: legal issues related to subletting and joint tenancies; inadequate paperwork; lack of knowledge of the legal options; and lack of protection and avenues to pursue...

JOURNAL NAME: Cureus
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Introduction

Learners in the emergency department (ED) frequently encounter individuals who are homeless. We sought to evaluate the effect of an inner city emergency medicine rotation at the Royal Alexandra Hospital (RAH) on the attitudes of medical students and residents towards this population.

Methods

Data were collected both pre- and post-rotation using an electronic survey. Data collected included demographic...

ORGANIZATION: Statistics Canada
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

The well-being of children has long been a priority for Canadians. In 1893, Ontario enacted the first comprehensive child welfare legislation in Canada, and, in 1944, Canada introduced the Family Allowance Act, which provided universal benefits for every child. In 1989, the House of Commons resolved to eliminate child poverty by the year 2000. Poverty reduction legislation has also been adopted more recently in many provinces and territories...

JOURNAL NAME: Addictive Behaviors Reports
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Background

Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) has important protective effects related to reduced illicit opioid use, infectious disease transmission, and overdose mortality. Adherence to MMT has not been examined among homeless people. We measured MMT adherence and reported relevant characteristics among homeless adults experiencing mental illness in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Material and methods

Homeless...

RESOURCE TYPE: Community Plan
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014

Homelessness partnering strategy community plan for Kelowna, BC. 

ORGANIZATION: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Rental market conditions soften as economy impacted by low commodity prices. „„The average apartment vacancy rate across Saskatchewan’s urban centres rose from 6.8 per cent in October 2015 to 9.4 per cent in October 2016.In the fall 2016 survey, apartment vacancy rates in the province’s Census Agglomerations (CAs) ranged from 3.3 per cent in Moose Jaw to 27.6 per cent in Estevan. Saskatchewan’s largest urban centres of Regina and Saskatoon...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

According to the results of the Rental Market Survey conducted by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) in October, 4.4 per cent

of the over 836,000 housing units in Quebec were vacant in October 2016. The provincial vacancy rate therefore remained stable in relation to the estimated rate for last year. Of the province’s 44 urban centres, about
60 per cent recorded no significant variations in their vacancy rates,...

ORGANIZATION: PEI Community Advisory Board on Homelessness
RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

The PEI Community Advisory Board (CAB) on Homelessness is an interagency board whose mandate is to work to address homeless among populations and those at risk of becoming homeless in the designated communities of Charlottetown and Summerside. The CAB is made up of non-profit and public sector agencies.

The CAB received federal funding to conduct a point in time count within a defined period of time in the communities of...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Key Findings

„„Lower vacancy rates for Charottetown and Summerside contributed to an overall decline in the provincial vacancy rate.

„„Immigration is the key driver of rental demand throughout the province.

„„Townhouses are a popular purpose-built rental unit in Summerside. 

ORGANIZATION: Canada Without Poverty
RESOURCE TYPE: Report Card
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Although the direct cost of poverty for the Government of Prince Edward Island (PEI) has been calculated at almost $100 million per year (with additional indirect costs of $220 million),1 the government has not made additional commitments to ending poverty in the province since the expiry of its poverty plan in 2015. The previous poverty plan, entitled Social Action Plan to Reduce Poverty, was created in response to a commitment in the...

ORGANIZATION: PEI Community Advisory Board on Homelessness
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

The fourth PEI Report on Homelessness is published by the PEI Community Advisory Board on Homelessness, an interagency board representing non-profit and public sector agencies that work with homeless populations and those at risk of becoming homeless. A complete list of organizations represented is included on page 8.

Through the publication of this report, the Board wishes to increase awareness and action about issues surrounding...

ORGANIZATION: The City of Windsor
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

As part of its commitment to the National Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness’ 20,000 Homes Campaign and its local goal to end homelessness, the City of Windsor in partnership with the Homeless Coalition of Windsor Essex County, coordinated the first local Point in Time and Registry Week initiative on April 19 and 20, 2016. During this community event, more than 240 trained com- munity volunteers were deployed throughout the city and county...

ORGANIZATION: MUNICIPALITY OF CHATHAM-KENT HEALTH AND FAMILY SERVICES ONTARIO WORKS
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2011

BACKGROUND

Since January 2007, the Ontario Works caseload has increased by 45% from 2401 cases to 3466 cases in May, 2011. For several months the caseload remained stable but it has now started to slowly increase again.

The Ministry of Community and Social Services has projected the average caseload for October 2010 – September 2011 to be 3499 and predicted that it will continue to rise to 3597 for the same time period in...

ORGANIZATION: Regional Municipality of Waterloo
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

Background and Purpose

This report provides final results and a progress update on the Waterloo Region 20,000 Homes Campaign Registry Week Pilot. Waterloo Region was the first community in Canada to pilot a 20,000 Homes Registry Week. This report shares the overall success of the pilot, and identifies how the information has supported the community to move closer to its goal of ending homelessness.

20,000 Homes Campaign and...

ORGANIZATION: Toronto Foundation
RESOURCE TYPE: Report Card
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Ten issue areas and hundreds of data points over 15 years. That’s what Toronto Foundation has tracked since the 2001 launch of Toronto’s Vital Signs.

Vital Signs – our report on the quality of life in Toronto – has been a welcome and necessary addition to this city and is read by a million people each year. The report also spurred a global movement: Vital Signs has been replicated in more than 80 communities worldwide.

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ORGANIZATION: Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services Board
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

The Manitoulin-Sudbury DSB recognizes the ongoing economic challenges that have developed in the past years. Our catchment area is one that relies heavily on resource based industries. Those have been affected greatly with the global economy. As a result, we see job losses, work shortages and downsizing. The Manitoulin-Sudbury DSB has noticed a steady caseload as clients apply for assistance for a variety of reasons and as well the equal...

RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Sudbury Report on Homelessness

In January 2015, a homelessness count was conducted in Greater Sudbury.

440 people surveyed stated they were absolutely homeless, and another 979 declared they were at risk of homelessness.

 

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