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ORGANIZATION: The Federation of Community Social Services of BC
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Things aren’t getting better for the people of BC

Two years ago, The Federation of Community Social Services of BC scoured the news, research, and literature to take a snapshot of what life in BC was like. We wanted to understand how good things were for the people of our province. We also wanted to investigate important aspects of day-to-day life that get overlooked by a government focused on economic prosperity.

Things didn’t...

ORGANIZATION: Statistics Canada
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

The well-being of children has long been a priority for Canadians. In 1893, Ontario enacted the first comprehensive child welfare legislation in Canada, and, in 1944, Canada introduced the Family Allowance Act, which provided universal benefits for every child. In 1989, the House of Commons resolved to eliminate child poverty by the year 2000. Poverty reduction legislation has also been adopted more recently in many provinces and territories...

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

Rental market conditions soften as economy impacted by low commodity prices. „„The average apartment vacancy rate across Saskatchewan’s urban centres rose from 6.8 per cent in October 2015 to 9.4 per cent in October 2016.In the fall 2016 survey, apartment vacancy rates in the province’s Census Agglomerations (CAs) ranged from 3.3 per cent in Moose Jaw to 27.6 per cent in Estevan. Saskatchewan’s largest urban centres of Regina and Saskatoon...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

According to the results of the Rental Market Survey conducted by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) in October, 4.4 per cent

of the over 836,000 housing units in Quebec were vacant in October 2016. The provincial vacancy rate therefore remained stable in relation to the estimated rate for last year. Of the province’s 44 urban centres, about
60 per cent recorded no significant variations in their vacancy rates,...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Key Findings

„„Lower vacancy rates for Charottetown and Summerside contributed to an overall decline in the provincial vacancy rate.

„„Immigration is the key driver of rental demand throughout the province.

„„Townhouses are a popular purpose-built rental unit in Summerside. 

ORGANIZATION: PEI Community Advisory Board on Homelessness
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

The fourth PEI Report on Homelessness is published by the PEI Community Advisory Board on Homelessness, an interagency board representing non-profit and public sector agencies that work with homeless populations and those at risk of becoming homeless. A complete list of organizations represented is included on page 8.

Through the publication of this report, the Board wishes to increase awareness and action about issues surrounding...

ORGANIZATION: The City of Windsor
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

As part of its commitment to the National Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness’ 20,000 Homes Campaign and its local goal to end homelessness, the City of Windsor in partnership with the Homeless Coalition of Windsor Essex County, coordinated the first local Point in Time and Registry Week initiative on April 19 and 20, 2016. During this community event, more than 240 trained com- munity volunteers were deployed throughout the city and county...

ORGANIZATION: MUNICIPALITY OF CHATHAM-KENT HEALTH AND FAMILY SERVICES ONTARIO WORKS
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2011

BACKGROUND

Since January 2007, the Ontario Works caseload has increased by 45% from 2401 cases to 3466 cases in May, 2011. For several months the caseload remained stable but it has now started to slowly increase again.

The Ministry of Community and Social Services has projected the average caseload for October 2010 – September 2011 to be 3499 and predicted that it will continue to rise to 3597 for the same time period in...

ORGANIZATION: Regional Municipality of Waterloo
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

Background and Purpose

This report provides final results and a progress update on the Waterloo Region 20,000 Homes Campaign Registry Week Pilot. Waterloo Region was the first community in Canada to pilot a 20,000 Homes Registry Week. This report shares the overall success of the pilot, and identifies how the information has supported the community to move closer to its goal of ending homelessness.

20,000 Homes Campaign and...

ORGANIZATION: Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services Board
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

The Manitoulin-Sudbury DSB recognizes the ongoing economic challenges that have developed in the past years. Our catchment area is one that relies heavily on resource based industries. Those have been affected greatly with the global economy. As a result, we see job losses, work shortages and downsizing. The Manitoulin-Sudbury DSB has noticed a steady caseload as clients apply for assistance for a variety of reasons and as well the equal...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

The Supply Committee of the Affordable Housing Action Committee (A.H.A.C.), a committee of both Peterborough City and Peterborough County has compiled the data of their recent housing survey. In short, the intention of the survey was to ascertain the significance of housing in individuals’ lives. 626 respondents submitted perceptions of housing impacts, housing related social outcomes, and housing’s role in the local economy. 

ORGANIZATION: City of London
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

1.1 THE PURPOSE OF THIS REPORT

Solving Homelessness Together: London’s 2015-2016 Enumeration Results provides a point-in-time snapshot of homelessness in London.

This report includes a count of individuals experiencing absolute homelessness at specific points in time in London, Ontario. The data in this report was collected during Registry Week, held in October 2015, and the Point-in-Time Count, which occurred...

ORGANIZATION: United Way
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

On April 6, 2016, United Way KFLA, through a grant from Employment and Social Development Canada’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS), conducted a coordinated Point in Time (PiT) Homeless Count in urban Kingston as part of the first nationally coordinated PiT count.

A total of 91 people were found to be absolutely homeless on April 6, 2016. Absolute homelessness refers to those individuals who are unsheltered or “sleeping rough...

ORGANIZATION: Natural Capital Resources Inc
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Kingston is the largest city in Eastern Ontario, with a growth rate well below the provincial average and below that of Eastern Ontario. Kingston’s large area relative to its population gives it a low population density, a characteristic Kingston shares with most of the rest of Eastern Ontario.

On a percentage basis, the city has a larger rural population than most comparator cities and of equal percentage to the province as a...

ORGANIZATION: City of Kingston & County of Frontenac
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

The 10-Year Municipal Housing and Homelessness Plan aims to end chronic homelessness in the area by 2023. Chronic homelessness is defined as being homeless for a period of six months within the past year, either continuously or episodically. In 2015,
the local services for homeless people changed focus from maintaining people in homelessness by enabling long-term emergency shelter-use to ending homelessness through permanent...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Key Analysis Findings

„„Rising costs of homeownership continued to keep more people in rental accommodation

„„Rising supply in both primary
and secondary markets had little impact on tightening vacancy rates

„„Millennials and newcomers to the GTA continued to drive rental demand 

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Key Analysis Findings

„„Rising costs of homeownership continued to keep more people in rental accommodation

„„Rising supply in both primary
and secondary markets had little impact on tightening vacancy rates

„„Millennials and newcomers to the GTA continued to drive rental demand 

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014

Ontario Works Brant Caseloads & Brantford CMA Adjusted Unemployment Rates.

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

INTRODUCTION

The goal of Hastings County Housing Services is to provide safe, modest and affordable housing for low-income households in Hastings County.

Hastings County Housing Services is a division of the Hastings County Social Services Department. The majority of funding is provided by Hastings County, with additional funding provided by the Federal and Provincial Governments. This funding provides Hastings...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Key Analysis Findings

„„Demand for rental outstrips the increase in supply resulting in lower Ontario vacancy rates „„Toronto, London and Ottawa contribute most to the decline in the provincial vacancy rate „„Turnover highest among CMAs with younger populations, lowest among more expensive markets „„Factors exerting downward pressure on vacancy rates include: an improving economy, rising cost gap between owning and renting and rising...
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Introduction

The County of Simcoe has been designated as the Consolidated Municipal Service Manager responsible for the administration of the centralized waitlist for rent-geared-to-income assistance in the County. The day-to-day administration of this waitlist has been delegated to Simcoe County Housing Corporation (SCHC).

Applications for rent-geared-to-income assistance are processed through the social housing office which...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014

Executive Summary

A drama is unfolding: A Tale of Two Simcoes.

On the one hand, indicators suggest tremendous growth and attraction to the County. Housing starts have been booming. Median income has been healthy. Economic development plans are being activated. Histori- cally, unemployment rates are below the provincial average with a rate in 2006 of 5.2% compared to 6.1% for the province.1

On the other hand,...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

The Social Assistance Summaries series was developed to maintain the record of social assistance case- load information (i.e., number of cases and recipients) from Canada’s 13 provinces and territories.

Caledon used data from two federal government reports -...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013

Introduction

Nunavut was formally created as a Territory in April 1999. It grew from a dream about the future – of opportunity and prosperity for the people of the North.

In the words of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement, which voiced the commitment to create Nunavut, the aim of the new territory is “to encourage self-reliance and the cultural and social well- being of Inuit.”

Nunavummiut are a resourceful people...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Housing report for the Canadian Territories. 

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

The Affordable Housing Working Group (AHWG) is one of two working groups that form part of the Housing and Homelessness Partnership (Partnership). This consultation represents an important foundational piece for the Partnership as we work together to put an end to homelessness and housing poverty in the Halifax region.

As part of its June 2014 work plan, the Affordable Housing Working Group (AHWG) proposed a series of interviews...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Highlights of Nova Scotia's Rental Market Report. 

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

The apartment vacancy rate in the purpose-built rental market in Yellowknife increased to 4.2 per cent in October 2016, from 1.9 per cent in October 2014. „„Same-sample rents declined 1.1 per cent between 2015 and 2016. „„In October 2016, the average rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Yellowknife was $1,636 per month. „„The universe for private apartment units in Yellowknife increased to 1,642 in October 2016 from 1,627 units in...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Key Findings

„„Both the vacancy rate and average rent was mixed in 2016.

„„Pent-up demand for new high quality rental units has likely been met.

„„Economic weakness pressured provincial rental markets differently. 

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Key analysis findings

„„A temporary spike in international migration boosted rental demand this year

„„Growth in rental supply has slowed across the province

„„New Brunswick’s vacancy rate is down 1.2 percentage points 

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