Rental market report for British Columbia.
This report presents the highlights of Alberta's rental market.
This infographic looks at some of the facts behind food insecurity in Canada.
For more information about this research, see:
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...
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...
Priorities:Everyone has a home People get the supports they need Sectors work together towards a common goal
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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).
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...
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...
The Directives provide guidance, details and expectations to assist communities in preventing and reducing homelessness.
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.
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...
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....
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...
First Nations Housing Crisis at a Glance
First Nations Housing Crisis at a Glance
The National Household Survey Highlights
Aboriginal people – Diverse groups living across the country
• New data from the National Household Survey (NHS) show that 1,400,685 people had an Aboriginal identity in 2011, representing 4.3% of the total Canadian population. Aboriginal people accounted for 3.8% of the population enumerated in the 2006 Census, 3.3% in the 2001 Census and 2.8% in the 1996 Census.