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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: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Key Findings: Point-in-Time Count

50 identified as absolutely homeless on night of February 21st (emergency sheltered or unsheltered) 34 individuals chose to complete survey  Not all who qualified participated in the survey (Ex: only 73% of men staying in the Men’s Shelter responded)  Aboriginal peoples were greatly over-represented in the surveyed population  2% of Fredericton’s population vs. 17.6% of the surveyed population...
RESOURCE TYPE: Report Card
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

This is the 8th Report on Homelessness in Fredericton. This Report is released by the Community Action Group on Homelessness (CAGH), a joint community initiative of homeless- serving non-profits, government representatives, and community leaders working collaboratively to end homelessness in Fredericton.

In the summer of 2015, the CAGH released The Road Home: A Plan to End Homelessness in Fredericton which lays out a road map to...

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 

RESOURCE TYPE: Report Card
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012

In 1989, the Federal House of Commons unanimously agreed to seek an end to child poverty in Canada by the year 2000. This goal has not been achieved. In 2010, 14.5% of Canadian children lived in poverty.

The Campaign 2000 initiative has been encouraging provinces to take action to eliminate child poverty. It has also worked to remind the public and the federal government of the promise that was made to our children twenty-three...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report Card
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012

The Saint John portion of the report card was prepared by Kathryn Asher, Researcher with the Human Development Council, on behalf of the Greater Saint John Homelessness Steering Committee. The Human Development Council is a social planning council that co-ordinates and promotes social development in Greater Saint John. The Greater...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Highlights

„„The apartment vacancy rate in the Winnipeg CMA was 2.8 per cent in October 2016.

„„The average two-bedroom rent was $1,068 in October 2016 compared to $1,045 in October 2015.

„„Same sample rents increased by 2.1 per cent in October 2016 from a year earlier. 

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Rental market report for Manitoba.

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Key analysis findings

„„Strong demand for rental units led to a slight decrease in the vacancy rate for traditional (purpose-built) units.

„„The average change in same sample rents increased as a result of strong demand without a proportional increase in supply.

„„The secondary rental market vacancy rate increased, with greater supply, in contrast with the purpose-built rental market. 

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Key Analysis Findings

„„Strong employment growth, population growth and rising entry-level home prices support strong demand for rental properties.

„„Strong demand for rental accommodation outpaced new additions to the supply, pushing vacancy rates lower for both primary rental apartments and rental condominium apartments.

„„These supply – demand dynamics have put upward pressure on rents in the region.

„„...

RESOURCE TYPE: Community Plan
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014

Homelessness partnering strategy community plan for Prince George. 

RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

The Kamloops 2016 Point-in-Time Count was partly funded by the Government of Canada's Homelessness Partnering Strategy - a Federal program aimed at preventing and reducing homelessness by directly funding projects and initiatives in Kamloops and in 60 other communities.

Point-in-Time Counts are essential tools in the fight to end homelessness. Point-in-Time Counts across North America contribute data that helps us understand...

RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Rental market report for British Columbia. 

RESOURCE TYPE: Community Plan
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014

Homelessness partnering strategy community plan for Kamloops, British Columbia. 

RESOURCE TYPE: Community Plan
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014

In early 2014, a community group called the Youth Supportive Housing Committee emerged to focus on the issues of youth homelessness and youth transitioning out of foster care. At the same time, Kamloops had been named a pilot community...

RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

With more than 235,000 Canadians experiencing it each year, homelessness is a complex and important social issue1 and ending it has become a nationwide priority. Indeed, many Canadian cities are making determined efforts to bring the challenge of homelessness in their communities to the forefront.

In March 2009, the Province released “A Plan for Alberta - Ending Homelessness in 10 Years,” which emphasizes a housing first model...

ORGANIZATION: Community Foundations of Canada
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Vital Signs is a national program led by community foundations and coordinated by Community Foundations of Canada that leverages local knowledge to measure the vitality of our communities and support action towards improving our collective quality of life. Vital Signs reports use community knowledge to measure the vitality of our communities – gathering data and sparking conversation about significant social and economic trends to tell the...

RESOURCE TYPE: Story
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

I was 16 years old when I first felt the cool midnight breeze blow across my skin as I gazed up at the stars hoping they could answer all of my questions, most importantly the question of how I got to be here: homeless. I remember my first night on the streets; it was a Sunday and I had to go to school the next morning. I was in grade 11. I had just come out to my parents after years of contemplation about releasing my secret, a secret that...

RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

On October 19, 2016, The City of Red Deer worked with community partners to conduct the third Point-in- Time Homeless Count. The City of Red Deer coordinates the Homeless Count as part of its work supporting EveryOne’s Home: Red Deer’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness. Approximately 300 volunteers and 15 organizations participated in the local count. It was also the second provincially-coordinated Point-in-Time Count with Alberta’s 7...

RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

On October 19, 2016, Medicine Hat conducted its second Homeless Count. The Medicine Hat Community Housing Society coordinates the Homeless Count as part of our work supporting At Home in Medicine Hat – Our Plan to End Homelessness.

This count serves two important functions: it provides a current snapshot of our overall homeless population and enables us to examine how this population changes over time. Ultimately, this helps us...

RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Alberta's 7 Cities on Housing and Homelessness are the lead organizations responsible for the implementation of local Plans to End Homelessness in Calgary, Edmonton, Wood Buffalo, Grand Prairie, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and Red Deer. The 7 Cities coordinate local plans at a systems level and align funding resources for greater impact and progress toward ending homelessness.

On October 19, 2016, 7 Cities on Housing and Homelessness...

RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

This report presents the highlights of Alberta's rental market. 

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014

The Affordable Housing Needs Analysis is meant to show the gap between the need and supply of affordable housing and can be used to guide an affordable housing strategy for Grand Prairie. 

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

In moving towards a goal of identifying existing stock and future housing needs the City of Grande Prairie’s Affordable Housing Committee1 has updated the inventory of affordable, social, temporary and shelter housing in the City in preparation for a larger community assessment. In addition to providing background information, the Inventory orients work towards establishing new partnerships and fulfills monitoring...

RESOURCE TYPE: Community Plan
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

INTRODUCTION

Grande Prairie enjoys a robust economy, with a youthful demographic. As the largest city in northwestern Alberta, the City services a trading area of over 250,000 people spanning northwestern Alberta, northeastern British

Columbia and the Northwest Territories. It is the center of a diversified regional economy responding to the forestry, agricultural, and oil and gas industries. As a regional service hub, city-...

RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

2016 Count Summary

On October 19, 2016, the City of Grande Prairie conducted its fifth bi-annual Point in Time Count of homelessness (Count). Grande Prairie coordinates the Count as part of its work supporting Grande Prairie’s Five Year Plan to End Homelessness and participation in Alberta’s 7 Cities on Housing and Homelessness Network. 2016 was Grande Prairie’s most comprehensive Count to date, and the first year offering survey...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Veteran homelessness is an issue gaining in visibility. Both Veterans and the homeless seem to be more susceptible to an array of physical health issues than the general population. However, very little is known about the health status of homeless Veterans in Canada. A more thorough knowledge of the physical health status of homeless Veterans could help better target services.

This study has two objectives: (1) to estimate the...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

Homeward Trust is a community-based organization that provides leadership and resources toward ending homelessness in Edmonton. We fulfill our mandate by leading initiatives and programs, engaging community stakeholders and partners, conducting research, creating awareness, and funding housing and support projects. 

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Highlights

„„The apartment vacancy rate in the Edmonton CMA increased to 7.1 per cent in October 2016.

„„The average rent for a two- bedroom apartment in new and existing structures was $1,229 per month in October 2016.

„„Same-sample rents decreased for the first time since 2009 

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