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ORGANIZATION: Canadian Observatory on Homelessness; Daybreak Non‐Profit Housing
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This report presents findings from the LGBTQ2S (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, Two‐Spirit) Adult Housing Needs Assessment. The report is prepared for Daybreak Non‐Profit Housing and the study received funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The purpose of the needs assessment was to examine the housing and support needs of LGBTQ2S adults who have experienced homelessness. It is an important area of research, as there is a...

ORGANIZATION: Homes for Families
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Structural issues are at the core of the experience of homelessness for Massachusetts families. As a group, homeless families experience deep poverty and work in low-wage jobs in a market that lacks affordable housing. Other factors that either contribute to, or are a consequence of, homelessness include intimate partner violence (IPV),7 unaddressed issues of traumatic stress and depression,8, 9, 10, 11 and challenges to parenting.12 For...

ORGANIZATION: Urban Institute
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

The purpose of this study was to develop and pretest a human trafficking screening tool (HTST) to capture the victimization experiences of young people involved in the child welfare (CW) and runaway and homeless youth (RHY) systems, as practitioners in these systems lacked such a consensus screening tool. The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) contracted with the Urban Institute to develop this tool in response to the 2014...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Every March, the Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB) network of members and agencies participates in Food Banks Canada’s National Hunger Count Survey.  The Ontario Association of Food Banks uses this data, which is provided by the food bank network, to analyze yearly trends related to food insecurity and the food bank use. The annual Hunger Report is released each December, and...

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...

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: 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;...

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...

ORGANIZATION: Canadian Observatory on Homelessness
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Indigenous homelessness is a human condition that describes First Nations, Métis and Inuit individuals, families or communities lacking stable, permanent, appropriate housing, or the immediate prospect, means or ability to acquire such housing. Unlike the common colonialist definition of homelessness, Indigenous homelessness is not defined as lacking a structure of habitation; rather, it is more fully described and understood through a...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

CPJ released Poverty Trends 2017, our annual report on poverty in Canada, a week ahead of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. It reports that a staggering 4.8 million people in Canada (or 13.9%) live in poverty. The report uses the Low-Income Measure (LIM), which defines the poverty rate as a 50 per cent of the median...

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...

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