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ORGANIZATION: City of Kingston
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Four Strategies:

1. Provide Mentoring: Youth can benefit from experiences, connections and advice on how best to pursue employment opportunities. The practical preparation needed by youth is broad, ranging from understanding work culture and expectations, to connecting with others to discover and pursue opportunities, and how to skillfully manage their careers (personal finances, dress, job interviews etc.).

2. Make Employers...

ORGANIZATION: EENet Ontario Housing First Regional Network Community of Interest
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

The policy brief, A Portable Housing Benefit as an Indispensable Component of Ending Homelessness in Canada, describes why PHB is a critical part of services delivered by Housing First programs to assist people who have experienced chronic or episodic homelessness to become stably housed. The policy brief also presents the research that has demonstrated its effectiveness, along with a set of recommendations. 

Current challenges in...
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Neither Voluntary Nor Inevitable: Hidden Homelessness Among Newcomers in York Region aims to paint a comprehensive picture of hidden homelessness among newcomers in York Region. The study, commissioned by The Housing Help Centre (THHC), was conducted to better understand the root causes and factors impacting newcomers that put them at risk of homelessness or becoming homeless;...

RESOURCE TYPE: Video/Audio File
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Blue Door Shelters presents a short documentary, Uprooted-Rerooted, that conveys the personal stories of some refugees and their families experiencing homelessness. The film tells the powerful stories of homelessness resulting from individuals fleeing their home countries and being received in the shelter system in York Region, and expresses the challenges and triumphs of settling in York Region.

ORGANIZATION: Community Foundation Lethbridge & Southwestern Alberta
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Outline of community connections, environment, learning, living standards, health and the culture of Lethbridge. 

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Executive Summary 

In collaboration with the City of Lethbridge Community and Social Development Department, an environmental scan was conducted in November 2016 to identify subpopulations most in need of supportive and...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Mass homelessness continues to be one of the greatest social challenges facing our country. On any given night 35,000 Canadians are homeless, and at least 235,000 will experience homelessness in a year (Gaetz et al, 2016). Saint John, like so many cities across the country, continues to grapple with the issue of housing instability and attempts to gain a better understanding of homelessness in our community. To this end, since 2009, the...

JOURNAL NAME: Families in Society
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Many transgender and gender-expansive young people live outside of mainstream society, due to structural barriers that limit access to employment, health care, education, and public accommodations, as well as prejudice and discrimination within their families and communities. These structural barriers can be understood as cisgenderism. Though a growing body of research examines lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth homelessness...

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. 

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