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RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

In 2016, No Vacancy: Affordability and Homelessness in Vancouver provided a point in time snapshot of the growing affordability crisis within the City of Vancouver. By examining structural factors such as vacancy rates at low-end-of-market, cost of average rent, available income, cost of living, social housing built, and rent supplements provided, No Vacancy concluded that within the then-current environment, “homelessness [would] continue to...

ORGANIZATION: Prairie Research Centre, The Institute of Urban Studies, University of Winnipeg
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

Winnipeg is a mid-sized prairie city. Its roots run deep in the community, with a strong sense of resiliency and hope among the agencies that work tirelessly to support those in need. The manner in which Winnipeg’s community responded to increasing levels of homelessness over the last decade forms the basis of the analysis presented in this report. In particular, the objective is to examine the At Home/Chez Soi (AHCS) project and how a number...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

Game Changers are the larger actions, made up of smaller ones spread across the community, that will have the net result of essential and radical change for those experiencing poverty. The Game Changers are:

1. Eliminate Racism

2. Livable Incomes

3. Affordable Housing

4. Accessible & Affordable Transit

5. Affordable & Quality Child Care

6. Access to Mental Health Services & Addictions...

ORGANIZATION: Children First Canada 
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

The purpose of this brief report is to paint a high-level picture of children in Canada, and their health and wellbeing, using readily available, reputable sources of data. We begin by describing the current population of children across Canada and trends over time. Do we have more or fewer children in Canada now compared to the past? What about the future? Which parts of the country do they live in? The report then turns to the health and...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018
2018 has seen a significant amount of change and investment in social, non-profit, and affordable housing across the country. In the context of a dynamic and changing housing policy framework across the country, this report examines the commitments made by provinces and territories in their respective 2018-2019 budgets and highlights recent housing announcements and initiatives underway within specific provinces and territories. Although it is...
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

This is the second report arising from the Indigenous Homelessness Needs Assessment and Knowledge Sharing Project (the project) led by Halton Community Legal Services (HCLS). We conducted interviews with 12 people who selfidentified as Indigenous and were experiencing, or had experienced, homelessness in Halton Region. This report documents these interviews to help address the knowledge gap around the needs of the low-income Indigenous...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

Short-term host homes are an intervention for youth who are currently experiencing homelessness for any variety of reasons, including but not limited to family conflict, poverty, gender identity and sexual orientation. The goal of short-term host homes is to provide a safe, temporary, welcoming space for up to six months where the young person has time to repair their relationships with self-identified family or make decisions about other...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

In September 2018, the Government of British Columbia announced a new provincial budget which includes a comprehensive housing plan and record levels of capital investment. This housing plan, called Homes for B.C., aims to make affordable housing more accessible and allocates funding to address homelessness across the province.

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

Indigenous Housing Caucus Day takes place annually in conjunction with the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association's annual Congress on Housing and Homelessness. Caucus Day 2018 centered on coming together and having a national voice to assist in highlighting priorities for the forthcoming federally-supported Indigenous Housing Strategies. Delegates traveled from across the country, coming from diverse backgrounds and brought a wealth of...

ORGANIZATION: The City of West Kelowna, Westbank First Nation
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

On Monday July 23rd, 2018, the City of West Kelowna and Westbank First Nation coordinated with community agencies and volunteers to conduct the Westside’s first-ever Point-in-Time (PiT) Homeless Count.

The 2018 Point-in-Time Count is a significant step towards better understanding homelessness on the Westside. It provides valuable information about the individuals experiencing or struggling with homelessness in the community.

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ORGANIZATION: Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, A Way Home Canada, and MaRS Centre for Impact Investing
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

Making the Shift (MtS) is a multi-year, multi-phase project, with many moving parts. But it is more than that; Making the Shift is a reimagining of our response to youth homelessness through social innovation in order to ensure the best possible outcomes for young people. Making the Shift is a partnership between A Way Home Canada (AWHC) and the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness (COH) with the support of MaRS Centre for Impact Investing (...

ORGANIZATION: MaRS Centre for Impact Investing
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

The response to homelessness is growing more sophisticated. Communities are recognizing that homeless youth differ from homeless adults and are beginning to reshape their services to reflect that fact. Many are seeking an end to homelessness rather than just mitigation of its harm. Some are collecting data and managing performance. The most advanced communities are pushing for a funding regime that respects their expertise.

The...

ORGANIZATION: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Manitoba 
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

In the context of a severe housing shortage facing low-income renters in Winnipeg and across Canada, WestEnd Commons is an innovative project that includes a 26-unit social and affordable housing complex in a low-income neighbourhood in Winnipeg’s inner city. This three-year case study explores how WestEnd Commons has influenced the lives of the residents, and what lessons can be learned from this particular model. It is clear that WestEnd...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

From July 2017 - April 2019, the University of Denver's Burnes Centre on Poverty and Homelessness conducted a comprehensive evaluation of Colorado Village Collaborative's Beloved Community Village. The village is a tenant-led "tiny home" community for people experiencing homelessness.

ORGANIZATION: Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

For 24-hours, starting on April 17, 2018, the Yukon Planning Group on Homelessness and the Council of Yukon First Nations conducted its second Point-in-Time Count in Whitehorse, Yukon. This count was part of a broader initiative to measure homelessness across Canada, coordinated by the Government of Canada’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy. More than 60 communities conducted Point-in-Time Counts between March and April 2018.

ORGANIZATION: Wellesley Institute
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018
In health and social research, individuals and communities are invited to contribute to research by sharing their experiences through interviews, focus groups, and surveys.
Honoraria and incentives are used throughout health and social science research but there is debate about whether and how to compensate research participants. The Tri-Council Policy Statement, which outlines ethical considerations and guidance for research involving...
ORGANIZATION: Wellesley Institute
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018
In health and social research, individuals and communities are invited to contribute to research by sharing their experiences through interviews, focus groups, and surveys. Honoraria and incentives are used throughout health and social science research but there is debate about whether and how to compensate research participants. The Tri-Council Policy Statement, which outlines ethical considerations and guidance for research involving humans...
ORGANIZATION: Wellesley Institute
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018
In health and social research, individuals and communities are invited to contribute to research by sharing their experiences through interviews, focus groups, and surveys. Honoraria and incentives are used throughout health and social science research but there is debate about whether and how to compensate research participants. The Tri-Council Policy Statement, which outlines ethical considerations and guidance for research involving humans...
ORGANIZATION: Chapin Hall
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

In January 2015, the Home Visiting Task Force, a standing committee of the Illinois Early Learning Council, established a Home Visiting-Child Welfare Sub-Committee to design and implement a Home Visiting Pilot Program that would serve pregnant or parenting youth in foster care. The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services contracted with Chapin Hall to conduct an implementation and outcome evaluation of the program. This report...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

The 2018 PiT Count is partially funded by the Government of Canada’s HPS. This is the second time that the HPS has provided funding to conduct a nation-wide PiT Count and the first time the City of Kamloops has participated. Through a call for applications issued to the community in September 2017, two coordinators were contracted to coordinate the count—an Indigenous Engagement Coordinator and a Point-in-Time Count Coordinator

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

The 2018 PiT Count is partially funded by the Government of Canada’s HPS. This is the second time that the HPS has provided funding to conduct a nation-wide PiT Count and the first time the City of Kamloops has participated. Through a call for applications issued to the community in September 2017, two coordinators were contracted to coordinate the count—an Indigenous Engagement Coordinator and a Point-in-Time Count Coordinator

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

The 2018 PiT Count is partially funded by the Government of Canada’s HPS. This is the second time that the HPS has provided funding to conduct a nation-wide PiT Count and the first time the City of Kamloops has participated. Through a call for applications issued to the community in September 2017, two coordinators were contracted to coordinate the count—an Indigenous Engagement Coordinator and a Point-in-Time Count Coordinator

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

BC is currently experiencing a public health emergency related to the unprecedented increase in opioid overdoses across the province. Many organizations are assessing whether their staff should carry or stock naloxone in the event employees, clients, or members of the public experience an overdose. This assessment provides tools for decision making including a template, a reporting template, and background information on naloxone...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

Draft legislation prepared by legal scholars and civil society experts that offers suggestions on how the right to housing could be incorporated into the proposed National Housing Strategy legislation, consistent with international human rights law, and including mechanisms through which people affected by homelessness and inadequate housing can bring complaints about systemic violations and require the government to respond.

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

At a press conference in Ottawa on August 14, advocates released an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signed by over 170 organizations and prominent Canadians urging the Prime Minister to make good on his commitment to the right to housing by enshrining that right in upcoming National Housing Strategy legislation.

The letter was penned by Amnesty International Canada, Campaign 2000: End Child and Family Poverty in Canada,...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

Since 2010, Australian homelessness services, largely operating in the inner city areas of Australian cities, have undertaken interviews with over 8,000 people sleeping rough or otherwise homeless in concentrated data collection efforts called Registry Weeks. First implemented by US homelessness services as part of campaigns to end homelessness
in US cities, Registry Weeks aim to develop a register of those who are homeless in areas in...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018
This project was funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS). The City of Thompson is the Community Entity (CE) designated by the HPS to report annually on the amount received. The 2014-2019 Community Plan of the Thompson Community Advisory Board (CAB) included the completion of Point in Time (PiT) Homeless Counts in 2015 and 2016 (Thompson Community Advisory Board for Homelessness, 2014). In 2016 the HPS...
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

Niagara Counts 2018, Niagara’s second homelessness Point-in-Time (PiT) Count, was conducted in late March 2018. A PiT Count is intended to provide a snapshot of homelessness at a single point in time through a homeless enumeration and an accompanying survey (i.e. collected information on the demographics, experience, and services needs of Niagara’s self-identified homeless population).

Niagara’s PiT Count found 625 people to be...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

Families who use emergency shelters are more likely than poor, housed families to experience separations between children and their custodial parents (Cowal et al., 2002). Family composition may change over time. For example, a parent may send his or her children to live in what he or she perceives to be a safer environment with relatives or family friends rather than subjecting children to the experience of a shelter. In other cases, child...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

The PiT Count took place throughout the Victoria Census Metropolitan Area (CMA), commonly referred to as Greater Victoria. This report uses those two terms interchangeably. There are 13 municipalities and one electoral area that make up the Greater Victoria region. Contact was made with enforcement officials in jurisdictions throughout the region. This year, Sooke actively participated in the PiT Count, with three survey locations and an...

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