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RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

Provinces and territories deliver and cost-match federal funds from the National Housing Strategy through bilateral agreements with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. These agreements align with the new vision for housing under the National Housing Strategy, and they are more flexible and in line with expected outcomes. Presented below are the new bilateral agreements that have been signed with the provinces and territories.

RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

Media Folder: Media Root
ORGANIZATION: Toronto Public Health
RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013

A total of six cases of tuberculosis (TB) were diagnosed in 2012 among Toronto’s homeless/underhoused community. Of the six cases, one was female and the others were male, 5 had pulmonary tuberculosis, and one had pulmonary and extrapulmonary disease. Four cases were Canadian-born non-Aboriginal, and the other two cases were born outside of Canada- one in Eritrea and the other in Mexico (Table 1). Four cases had fully sensitive tuberculosis,...

ORGANIZATION: Street Health
RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Hepatitis C rates among homeless people in Toronto are 29 times higher than in the Canadian population. In a survey by Street Health of 368 homeless adults in Toronto, nearly one quarter (23%) of homeless people reported having Hepatitis C, compared with 0.8% of the general population 1

RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Rental market report for British Columbia. 

RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

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

ORGANIZATION: PROOF: Food Insecurity Policy Research
RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This infographic looks at some of the facts behind food insecurity in Canada.

For more information about this research, see:

Huisken, A., Orr, S. K., & Tarasuk, V. (2017)....

RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
An online forum driven by communities, for communities!

The Workspace is a free online platform for community representatives, service providers and others working in the homelessness sector to collaborate, share information and exchange resources.

NEW PAGE: HOMELESSNESS PARTNERING STRATEGY

This page is designed to be a hub for Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) resources including the latest...

ORGANIZATION: PROOF (Food Insecurity Policy Research)
RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
ORGANIZATION: PROOF (Food Insecurity Policy Research)
RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Media Folder: Media Root
ORGANIZATION: PROOF (Food Insecurity Policy Research)
RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Media Folder: Media Root
ORGANIZATION: PROOF (Food Insecurity Policy Research)
RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Media Folder: Media Root
ORGANIZATION: City of London Homeless Prevention Team
RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Homelessness begins in a home, in a neighbourhood, in our communities. The lasting or permanent solution to preventing and ending homelessness is housing with support. It has been the historical and often current practice, that individuals and families experiencing homelessness were expected to address the issues that led to their homelessness, such as addiction, trauma and mental illness, before they were housed.

The priority of a...

RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Priorities:

Everyone has a home People get the supports they need Sectors work together towards a common goal
ORGANIZATION: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013

People experiencing homelessness typically have limited resources and likely have past exposure to traumatic events. Therefore, they may be at higher risk of adverse physical and psychological reactions following a public health emergency or disaster. Trauma-informed approaches can help disaster responders effectively serve homeless individuals and families.

A trauma-informed approach to disaster response...

ORGANIZATION: Institute of Global Homelessness
RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

THE IGH Global Framework captures three broad categories of people who may be considered homeless, defined as "lacking access to minimally adequate housing". For local definitions, countries or cities may include some of these categories and not others. Rather than a list that must be accepted in full everywhere, the Framework offers a shared vocabulary for collaboration across countires. Within the Framework, IGH targets programs and...

ORGANIZATION: BC Non-Profit Housing Association, Vancouver City Savings Credit Union & partners
RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

In 2014, BCNPHA and Vancity credit union partnered to develop the Rental Housing Index for British Columbia. After recognizing its value to local planning initiatives, the partners created a cross-Canada partnership of organizations to develop the Canadian Rental Housing Index. The Index provides a detailed analysis of the affordability and suitability of rental housing for various income groups in more than 800 municipalities and regions, as...

ORGANIZATION: National Alliance to End Homelessness
RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

This fact sheet addresses the following myths:

Myth 1: Point-in-Time counts do not count every homeless person and therefore are inaccurate.

Myth 2: Other national statistics contradict the data presented in Point-in-Time counts.

Myth 3: Point-in-Time counts are meant to provide data on everyone who is homeless during a year.

Myth 4: Fluctuations in the Point-in-Time counts simply reflect fluctuations in the number...

ORGANIZATION: Calgary Homeless Foundation
RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

The Homeless Charter of Rights outlines the rights of people experiencing homelessness in accessing services, public spaces and accommodation. It aims to prevent discrimination and rights violations related to the condition of homelessness. The Homeless Charter of Rights project was funded by the Human Rights Education and Multiculturalism Fund.

ORGANIZATION: Yukon Anti Poverty Coalition
RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

A snapshot of what it means to be homeless in Whitehorse. Covering the structural causes, systemic failures and individuals conditions that contribute to homelessness and points to useful community resources and 5 ways to act.

RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009

People working with homeless families have noted a disturbing trend over the past decade. The trend is reflected in the findings of the tri-annual Wilder Surveys on homelessness in Minnesota. In 2009 thirty-four percent of homeless parents had themselves experienced homelessness as a child. This is a significant increase from the 25 percent of parents in the 2006 study. 

ORGANIZATION: National Alliance to End Homelessness
RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

Is homelessness in the U.S. increasing or decreasing? Are there more homeless children today than this day last year; this year than in past years? Questions such as these can be answered by the two primary collectors of data on homelessness in the U.S.: the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Education (Education).

ORGANIZATION: Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness
RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014

There are typically six common themes that emerge when talking about issues related to NIMBY and each of the themes will be explored to a series of Fact Sheets. The intention of these documents is to highlight the facts relating to common NIMBY concerns that arise from public engagement through the project approval phase of development.

This information is designed to better inform the ongoing conversations between project...

ORGANIZATION: Province of Alberta
RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014

The Alberta Secretariat for Action on Homelessness is the coordinating body for the Alberta Homelessness Research Consortium.

Established in 2010, the AHRC supports the objectives and strategies within A Plan for Alberta by informing policy development and sharing best practices.

It is a forum to share knowledge, develop opportunities, and facilitate collaboration among researchers from across Alberta who work in diverse fields...

ORGANIZATION: Employment and Social Development Canada
RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014
ORGANIZATION: Employment and Social Development Canada
RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014

The Directives provide guidance, details and expectations to assist communities in preventing and reducing homelessness.

ORGANIZATION: City of Toronto
RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014

Find out all you need to know about property standards for apartment buildings, guidelines for processing complaints and the status of an investigation of common areas in your building.

ORGANIZATION: Canada Newswire
RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014

The Harper Government is investing more than $41 million in funding through Metro Vancouver as it implements Housing First, a proven, evidence-based approach to end homelessness. The announcement was made today by the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development).

Housing First is the cornerstone of the Government's renewed Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS). It aims to stabilize the lives of homeless...

ORGANIZATION: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014

Under the Affordable Housing Initiative (AHI), the federal government, through Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, provides contributions to increase the supply of off- reserve affordable housing, in partnership with provinces and territories.

In July 2011, federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for housing announced a combined $1.4 billion investment under an new Affordable Housing Framework 2011 – 2014....

ORGANIZATION: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014

CMHC works in partnership with First Nation communities, through its housing programs and capacity development initiatives, to help them attain their housing goals and improve their overall living conditions.

CMHC works with First Nations communities to support their efforts to take charge of their housing, build new and improve existing housing, and to further develop capacity to manage and maintain all aspects of their housing...

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