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RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Rental market report for British Columbia. 

RESOURCE TYPE: Community Plan
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014

Homelessness partnering strategy community plan for Kamloops, British Columbia. 

RESOURCE TYPE: Community Plan
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014

In early 2014, a community group called the Youth Supportive Housing Committee emerged to focus on the issues of youth homelessness and youth transitioning out of foster care. At the same time, Kamloops had been named a pilot community...

RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

With more than 235,000 Canadians experiencing it each year, homelessness is a complex and important social issue1 and ending it has become a nationwide priority. Indeed, many Canadian cities are making determined efforts to bring the challenge of homelessness in their communities to the forefront.

In March 2009, the Province released “A Plan for Alberta - Ending Homelessness in 10 Years,” which emphasizes a housing first model...

ORGANIZATION: Community Foundations of Canada
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Vital Signs is a national program led by community foundations and coordinated by Community Foundations of Canada that leverages local knowledge to measure the vitality of our communities and support action towards improving our collective quality of life. Vital Signs reports use community knowledge to measure the vitality of our communities – gathering data and sparking conversation about significant social and economic trends to tell the...

RESOURCE TYPE: Story
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

I was 16 years old when I first felt the cool midnight breeze blow across my skin as I gazed up at the stars hoping they could answer all of my questions, most importantly the question of how I got to be here: homeless. I remember my first night on the streets; it was a Sunday and I had to go to school the next morning. I was in grade 11. I had just come out to my parents after years of contemplation about releasing my secret, a secret that...

RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

On October 19, 2016, The City of Red Deer worked with community partners to conduct the third Point-in- Time Homeless Count. The City of Red Deer coordinates the Homeless Count as part of its work supporting EveryOne’s Home: Red Deer’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness. Approximately 300 volunteers and 15 organizations participated in the local count. It was also the second provincially-coordinated Point-in-Time Count with Alberta’s 7...

RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

On October 19, 2016, Medicine Hat conducted its second Homeless Count. The Medicine Hat Community Housing Society coordinates the Homeless Count as part of our work supporting At Home in Medicine Hat – Our Plan to End Homelessness.

This count serves two important functions: it provides a current snapshot of our overall homeless population and enables us to examine how this population changes over time. Ultimately, this helps us...

RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Alberta's 7 Cities on Housing and Homelessness are the lead organizations responsible for the implementation of local Plans to End Homelessness in Calgary, Edmonton, Wood Buffalo, Grand Prairie, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and Red Deer. The 7 Cities coordinate local plans at a systems level and align funding resources for greater impact and progress toward ending homelessness.

On October 19, 2016, 7 Cities on Housing and Homelessness...

RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

This report presents the highlights of Alberta's rental market. 

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014

The Affordable Housing Needs Analysis is meant to show the gap between the need and supply of affordable housing and can be used to guide an affordable housing strategy for Grand Prairie. 

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

In moving towards a goal of identifying existing stock and future housing needs the City of Grande Prairie’s Affordable Housing Committee1 has updated the inventory of affordable, social, temporary and shelter housing in the City in preparation for a larger community assessment. In addition to providing background information, the Inventory orients work towards establishing new partnerships and fulfills monitoring...

RESOURCE TYPE: Community Plan
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

INTRODUCTION

Grande Prairie enjoys a robust economy, with a youthful demographic. As the largest city in northwestern Alberta, the City services a trading area of over 250,000 people spanning northwestern Alberta, northeastern British

Columbia and the Northwest Territories. It is the center of a diversified regional economy responding to the forestry, agricultural, and oil and gas industries. As a regional service hub, city-...

RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

2016 Count Summary

On October 19, 2016, the City of Grande Prairie conducted its fifth bi-annual Point in Time Count of homelessness (Count). Grande Prairie coordinates the Count as part of its work supporting Grande Prairie’s Five Year Plan to End Homelessness and participation in Alberta’s 7 Cities on Housing and Homelessness Network. 2016 was Grande Prairie’s most comprehensive Count to date, and the first year offering survey...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Veteran homelessness is an issue gaining in visibility. Both Veterans and the homeless seem to be more susceptible to an array of physical health issues than the general population. However, very little is known about the health status of homeless Veterans in Canada. A more thorough knowledge of the physical health status of homeless Veterans could help better target services.

This study has two objectives: (1) to estimate the...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

Homeward Trust is a community-based organization that provides leadership and resources toward ending homelessness in Edmonton. We fulfill our mandate by leading initiatives and programs, engaging community stakeholders and partners, conducting research, creating awareness, and funding housing and support projects. 

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Highlights

„„The apartment vacancy rate in the Edmonton CMA increased to 7.1 per cent in October 2016.

„„The average rent for a two- bedroom apartment in new and existing structures was $1,229 per month in October 2016.

„„Same-sample rents decreased for the first time since 2009 

ORGANIZATION: Homeward Trust Edmonton
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Edmonton’s 2016 Homeless Count occurred on the night of October 19 and during the day on October 20. Approximately 300 volunteers and 40 agencies participated in the Count. Enumerators identified 1,752 individuals experiencing homelessness on the night of October 19 and through the day on October 20, compared to 2,307 in 2014. Of these, 43% were sheltered, 22% were unsheltered and 35% were provisionally accommodated. In addition, 59% of...

ORGANIZATION: City of Edmonton
RESOURCE TYPE: Community Plan
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

The City of Edmonton Affordable Housing Strategy describes the City’s general role in affordable housing. The strategy also helps to define specific approaches for how the City is involved and for what purpose. The strategy will guide City involvement in affordable housing for 10 years (2016-2025). 

ORGANIZATION: Employment and Social Development Canada
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

The annual Shelter Capacity Report provides capacity statistics for emergency homeless shelters in Canada. The number of shelter facilities and the number of permanent beds are reported for each province and territory, as well as by community. In addition, brief overviews of Transitional. Housing facilities and Violence Against Women shelters are provided in the appendices. The...

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

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation report on Calgary's rental market. 

Highlights

The apartment vacancy rate in Calgary CMA rose for the third consecutive year, reaching seven per cent in October 2016. The average rent for a two- bedroom apartment in new and existing structures was $1,258 per month in October 2016. Same-sample rents have declined across all bedroom types. 
ORGANIZATION: Community Housing Affordability Collective
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

In spring 2015, a sub-group of the Community Housing Affordability Collective (CHAC) was tasked with examining the housing supply in Calgary. The working group raised concerns about data gaps across the housing spectrum due to the fact that no central database or publication existed with comprehensive information on all types of housing found in Calgary. Specifically, the age of non-market housing data (last...

RESOURCE TYPE: Research Summary
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

The Census Results book contains a summary of current data, historical data, ward comparisons, and ward and community summaries. In addition, several graphs and charts are included.

The Civic Census is completed annually beginning in the month of April. Beginning with Census Online, which provides Calgary residents with the opportunity to self complete the questionnaire at their own convenience. Door-to-door collection begins following...

RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Alberta's 7 Cities on Housing and Homelessness (7 Cities) is made up of the lead organizations responsible for the implementation of local plans to end homelessness in Calgary, Edmonton, Wood Buffalo, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and Red Deer. 7 Cities coordinates local plans at a systems level and aligns funding resources for greater impact and progress toward ending homelessness. The 7 Cities provides a forum for dialogue with...

RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

The Calgary Homeless Foundation, in conjunction with over one hundred volunteers and countless community partners, successfully conducted its biennial Point-in-Time Count on October 19, 2016. 3,430 people were counted as experiencing homelessness. This represents approximately 1 in every 406 Calgarians. As promised in the preliminary report released in November, the present report includes data that was not included in the preliminary report...

RESOURCE TYPE: Community Plan
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

As Calgary and the province of Alberta continue to work towards the goal of ending homelessness, it is critical that the particular needs of young homeless persons are addressed appropriately. If effective interventions are not implemented, today’s homeless youth are at risk of becoming tomorrow’s homeless adults. In fact, we know that more than 40% of those enumerated in the 2014 Homeless Count reported experiencing their first episode of...

ORGANIZATION: Fredericton Constituency Youth Council Taskforce
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Thirty-five thousand Canadian youth will be homeless this year and on any given night, approximately 6,000 will be without a home. Due to the nature of the discourse surrounding “homelessness” and “homeless people,” there is often a misconception regarding how multifaceted homelessness is across the nation. Youth homelessness represents a particularly challenging problem: despite the vast amount of research into the circumstances surrounding...

ORGANIZATION: Metro Vancouver
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

The 2017 Homeless Count in Metro Vancouver (2017 Count) paints a troubling picture of homelessness across the Metro Vancouver region, specifically when considering the disproportionate number of Aboriginal People experiencing homelessness.

The 2017 Count revealed that 746 of total survey respondents identified as Aboriginal, representing 34% of all participants. This is an astounding 28% increase from the 2014 Count, which found that...

ORGANIZATION: Food Banks Canada
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Households composed of single adults have grown from 30% of those helped by food banks in 2001, to 45% in 2016.

Food banks have unfortunately become an essential part of the Canadian social support system, and this is particularly true in the case of single, working-age people, who have few other places to turn for assistance when they fall on hard times.

This paper makes the case that the soon-to-be-released Federal Poverty...

ORGANIZATION: Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Emerging research from across Canada points to a significant relationship between immigrant and refugee women fleeing violence and experiences of homelessness. This report is based on the meeting hosted by Employment and Social Development Canada and the Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children that took place in Ottawa, Ontario on March 30th, 2017. The meeting explored the intersections between immigrant...

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