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ORGANIZATION: The Government of Canada
RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

The National Housing Strategy, announced on November 22, 2017, is a 10-year, $40-billion plan that will give more Canadians a place to call home.

The Strategy is a national initiative, built through extensive consultations over approximately 2 years with Canadians from all walks of life: experts, stakeholders, think tanks, and people with lived experiences to provide a diversity of housing perspectives.

ORGANIZATION: City of Yellowknife
RESOURCE TYPE: Community Plan
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

A CALL TO ACTION

Everyone is Home: Yellowknife’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness

The people of the North have taken on and overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges. Yellowknifers carve their lives from an environment others see as harsh and unforgiving as much as it is breathtaking. As in many Northwest Territories communities, the city is forging a future made up of increasing diversity, grounded in ways of life...

ORGANIZATION: Calgary Homeless Foundation
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Over the last decade, governments across Canada have increasingly mandated that policies and programmes to address homelessness follow a Housing First approach. Such an approach suggests that someone who is experiencing homelessness should be housed immediately, and any individual-level factors that contributed to their homelessness, such as mental health issues and addictions, will be addressed afterwards. The uptake of Housing First has...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2001

Child poverty and the well-being of children is an important policy issue throughout the industrialised world. Some 47 million children in 'rich' countries live in families so poor that their health and well-being are at risk. The main themes addressed are: · the extent and trend of child poverty in industrialised nations; · outcomes for children - for example, the relationship between childhood experiences and children's health; · country...

ORGANIZATION: Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Missed Opportunities: National Estimates summarizes the results of the Voices of Youth Count national survey that estimates the percentage of United States youth, ages 13 to 25, who have experienced unaccompanied homelessness at least once during a recent 12-month period. Results show that approximately one in 10 American young adults ages 18 to 25, and at least one in 30 adolescent minors ages 13 to 17, endures some form of homelessness....

ORGANIZATION: The Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, Eva’s Initiatives For Homeless Youth
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

BACKGROUND 

In general, youth service providers have a strong interest in learning how effective they are in improving the quality of life for youth experiencing homelessness. But it has proven difficult to identify a coherent framework in which to measure outcomes, and young people's voices have not traditionally been brought into the evaluation process as the people most impacted by these services. 

With...

ORGANIZATION: Laurentian University, University of Sudbury
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Abstract: This special issue describes a multi-year community-university research alliance that explores issues related to poverty, homelessness, housing and migration in a vast region within northern Ontario, Canada. This introductory article explains the approach to the methodology used in the project and provides and an integrative perspective to the studies undertaken. The six articles presented in this special issue are...

ORGANIZATION: University of Alberta
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Abstract: In this article, Lefebvre’s theory of space is utilized to understand the competing patterns in the use of public space by two different groups: the general public and homeless people as a sub-group. The general public perceives public space as distinctly separate from private space while the pri-vate space of homeless people is public space. This creates a dichotomy in their respective relationships to public space and...

ORGANIZATION: University of Sudbury
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Abstract: When a federal government report recom-mended that the community of Kashechewan First Nation be relocated to Timmins Ontario, the commu-nity leadership decided to conduct its own community consultations. Direct and meaningful input from the community was the focus of this community-based initiative involving all age groups. This participatory research project was headed and conducted by Cree people who worked as a team to ensure...

ORGANIZATION: Laurentian University
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Abstract:  This study fills a gap in the literature by expanding knowledge about migratory/transient homelessness in a northern Ontario context. Con-ducted in Sudbury (Ontario) Canada, this multi-methods study included an analysis of existing quan-titative and qualitative data (from 2000-2007), a sur-vey of homeless persons (2009) and focus groups with service users and providers (2009). Key findings indicate that migrants constitute about a...

ORGANIZATION: Laurentian University
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Abstract: This article describes a study on home-lessness within a First Nation community (NEO FN), including the characteristics and reasons for home-lessness, the size of the at risk population, service utilization, the impact of homelessness and models of collaboration between agencies. An objective was to gather information for the development of a com-munity-based strategy for addressing homelessness, including the need and possibility...

ORGANIZATION: City of Kingston
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

Introduction

“One of the primary roles of the housing and social services department of the...

ORGANIZATION: United Way
RESOURCE TYPE: Community Plan
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Voice of Youth

Right from the start, the plan has been developed with the voice of youth. Youth have informed the plan at every stage. They identified the causes of youth homelessness in Kingston and area and they recommended solutions to address the issue.

In August 2015 a Youth Council was created. The mandate is to ensure voice and perspective of youth is at the forefront of the issue of youth homelessness, youth...

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. 

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