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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: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
On a single night in 2016, 549,928 people were experiencing homelessness in the United States. A majority (68%) was staying in emergency shelters, transitional housing programs, or safe havens, and 32 percent were in unsheltered locations.  Over one-fifth of people experiencing homelessness were children (22%), 69 percent were over the age of 24, and nine percent were between the ages of 18 and 24. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of people...
ORGANIZATION: Welsh Government
RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014

Wales’  first ever housing act aims to improve the supply, quality and standards of housing in Wales.

The key elements of the act are:

introduction of a compulsory registration and licensing scheme for private rented sector landlords and letting and management agents, which will be delivered by Rent Smart Wales (external link) reform of homelessness law, including placing a stronger duty on local authorities to prevent...
ORGANIZATION: House of Commons
RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

The Homelessness Reduction Bill will significantly reform England’s homelessness legislation, ensuring that more people get the help they need to prevent them from becoming homelessness in the first place.

This builds on the government’s commitment in December 2015 to consider all options, including legislation, to prevent homelessness.

ORGANIZATION: United States Interagency Council on Homelessness
RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Collaboratively with communities across America, USICH and our federal partners developed a national vision for what it means to end homelessness, ensuring it is rare, brief, and non-recurring. The Criteria and Benchmarks for Achieving the Goal of Ending Youth Homelessness ensure all communities are working towards that goal. 

Criteria and benchmarks work together to provide a complete picture of a community’s response to...

ORGANIZATION: The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
Since 2007, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has released an annual report on the extent of homelessness in the United States—the Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR). The report documents how many people are experiencing sheltered homelessness and how many people are experiencing homelessness in unsheltered locations often referred to as “the street.” The AHAR is submitted each year to the U.S. Congress, and its contents...
ORGANIZATION: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; U.S. Department of Education
RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
Purpose This policy statement provides recommendations from the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Education (ED) on ways in which early childhood and housing providers at the local and, in some cases, State levels can collaborate to provide safe, stable, and nurturing environments for pregnant women and families with young children who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The...
ORGANIZATION: Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

In 2010, Ontario launched the Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy, Building Foundations: Building Futures. The strategy began a process of transforming Ontario’s housing system into one that is people-centred, partnership-based, locally driven, and fiscally responsible. 

Our update to the Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy is bold and transformative, reflecting current realities, new research and best...

ORGANIZATION: Queensland Government
RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2011

The purpose of the Homelessness Program Guidelines is to provide departmental staff and funded organisations with information regarding the aims and purpose of Homelessness Programs and its operational requirements and expectations.

The Guidelines will support improvements to the homelessness service system through providing clear and consistent information about the aims of funding provided under the Homelessness Program and the...

ORGANIZATION: Statistics Canada
RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013

In 2012, about 3.8 million people, or 13.7% of Canadians aged 15 and older, reported being limited in their daily activities because of a disability. The results come from the 2012 Canadian Survey on Disability (CSD).

The CSD uses new questions to identify disability. The 10 disability types captured within the CSD are seeing, hearing, mobility, flexibility, dexterity, pain, learning, developmental, mental/...

ORGANIZATION: Public Health Agency of Canada
RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012

What is the impact of poverty on health? Which drug would better treat a patient? What is the impact of contaminants on cancer? What is the best length of hospital stay for certain surgeries? What is the usefulness of some medical screening practices? Why are teenagers so attracted to smoking? What intervention strategies are best to address particular health issues?

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ORGANIZATION: Policy Research Initiative, Government of Canada
RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

Aboriginal people live in cities. This simple declarative statement hides a complex reality. Life in small towns and large cities is part of Aboriginal reality as is life on reserves and in northern and Métis communities. Relationships with urban landlords, searching for employment in urban economies, making spaces for Aboriginal cultures and languages in city places, interacting with neighbours from different cultures and building urban...

ORGANIZATION: Government of Canada
RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012

The purpose of this enactment is to require the Minister responsible for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation to consult with the provincial ministers of the Crown responsible for municipal affairs and housing and with representatives of municipalities, Aboriginal communities, non-profit and private sector housing providers and civil society organizations in order to establish a national housing strategy.

ORGANIZATION: Government of Canada
RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014

Mr. Peter Goldring (Edmonton East, CPC) moved:

That, in the opinion of the House, one nationally standardized “ point in time ” should be recommended for use in all municipalities in carrying out homeless counts, with (a) nationally recognized definitions of who is homeless; (b) nationally recognized methodology on how the count takes place; and (c) the same agreed-upon criteria and methodology in determining who is considered to be...

ORGANIZATION: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013

This map of Inuit Nunangat includes the four Inuit regions in Canada. From west to east they are Inuvialuit - orange, Nunavut - light green, Nunavik - dark green, Nunatsiavut - purple. All 53 Inuit communities across Canada are identified by a red dot. Key bodies of water and provincial boundaries and names are also represented. (Author)

ORGANIZATION: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013

First Nations in Canada is an educational resource designed for use by young Canadians; high school educators and students; Aboriginal communities; and anyone interested in First Nations history. Its aim is to help readers understand the significant developments affecting First Nations communities from the pre-Contact era (before the arrival of Europeans) up to the present day.

The first part of this text —"Early First Nations" —...

ORGANIZATION: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012

The Urban Aboriginal Strategy (UAS) was developed in 1997 to help respond to the needs of Aboriginal people living in key urban centres. Through the UAS, the Government of Canada provides flexible seed funding and seeks to partner with other levels of government, Aboriginal and community organizations, and the private sector to support initiatives that increase the economic and social participation of Aboriginal People living in urban centres...

ORGANIZATION: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2008

Many First Nations in Canada are located in rural areas, far from the cities and towns where most wealth and jobs are created. This geographic remoteness can sometimes pose challenges for First Nations trying to increase their economic self-sufficiency. Urban reserves are one of the most successful ways to address this problem.

An urban reserve is defined as a reserve within or adjacent to an urban centre. Urban reserves can be found...

ORGANIZATION: Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC)
RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2008

This report contains the findings and conclusions for the summative evaluation of the National Homelessness Initiative ( NHI ) completed during 2006-2007. The evaluation addressed issues of the continued relevance of the NHI given current needs and priorities, and the NHI's success in meeting its objectives and expected outcomes.

ORGANIZATION: FASD Connections
RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

The first phase of the Project consisted of structured consultations with Northern stakeholders. The consultation research methodology and related data collection were the responsibilities of Researcher Peter Jackson. Subsequently I was engaged to complete the project. This involved analysing the consultations data, undertaking a review of the literature and the statistical data available, authoring the Report, and finalising the Project. The...

ORGANIZATION: HRSDC-HPS
RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2002

This report explores the causes, demographics and patterns of homelessness among young women (aged 12 to 24) in Canada. It includes case study reports for eight cities based on interviews with more than 100 informants and previously unpublished data. Gender-and age-specific issues (ie, sexual violence, pregnancy, service gaps for mid-teens, minors and the child welfare system) are discussed. A critical review of programs and policies shows...

ORGANIZATION: HRSDC
RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

This study focused on formerly homeless people who live in two alternative housing programs run by Toronto agencies, both of which have a long history of providing innovative housing and related services for "hard-to-house" people. Although some of these tenants have done well in these housing programs and achieved housing stability, others have not, and are at risk of being evicted. This study investigated what helps some tenants maintain...

ORGANIZATION: HRSDC
RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

This study, an exploratory longitudinal study, attempted to understand the dynamics that underlie exits and returns to homelessness among homeless people in Windsor, Ontario over a one year period. The study methodology included a longitudinal survey of 120 participants who were homeless at baseline; and in-depth qualitative interviews with 22 participants who were purposively chosen from the sample of 120. After one year, 71 participants...

ORGANIZATION: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Community Plannng and Development
RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2008

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is pleased to present to Congress the 2007 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR). This is the third report in a series of reports on homelessness in the United States and the first to be based on a full year of Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS) data reported by communities across the country. This 2007 report will provide a baseline for measuring changes in...

ORGANIZATION: U.S Department of Health and Human Services
RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

This booklet contains information about the “Privacy Rule,” a Federal regulation under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 that protects certain health information. The Privacy Rule was issued to protect the privacy of health information that identifies individuals who are living or deceased. The Rule balances an individual’s interest in keeping his or her health information confidential with other social...

ORGANIZATION: Green Party, BC
RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013

Green Book 2013 is a living document which is updated periodically as new policy is adopted by the BC Green Party. The Green Book 2013 is current to April 2013. BC Greens policies are undergoing review.

The Green Party is fiscally responsible, socially progressive, and environmentally conscious. We are committed to a competitive and green economy. Creating a green economy will create tens of thousands of new jobs. It is all about...

ORGANIZATION: HRSDC-HPS
RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

The Panel Study on Homelessness, being conducted in Ottawa, is a first attempt at examining the pathways into and out of homelessness by following a cohort of homeless persons over time. The research objective for the first wave of the study was to interview a representative sample of current residents of Ottawa emergency shelters in order to gather descriptive data on demographic characteristics, housing history, health status and health and...

ORGANIZATION: United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH)
RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009

USICH supports and encourages the development of local 10-year plans to end chronic homelessness. Fifty-three governors had made such a commitment by 2006. This undated document lists 10-year plan communities.

RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2001

This report is Volume 4 of the study of the causes and effects of homelessness. It provides background information on the homeless population and relevant government policies in the provinces of Ontario, Quebec and Alberta. The information has been used to provide a comparison with the homelessness situation in British Columbia in Volume 2, A Profile, Policy Review and Analysis of Homelessness in British Columbia. The data is based primarily...

RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

This research bulletin draws on research prepared for the Housing and Homelessness Branch that received funding from the National Research Program of the National Homelessness Initiative. Researchers from the Centre for Urban and Community Studies and the John Howard Society conducted a literature review, an analysis of administrative data; a review of client files; a survey of 57 homeless individuals; in-depth interviews with 22 homeless...

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