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In addition to this Toolkit and the guidance provided by HPS, the COH will provide individual support to communities that are participating in the HPS Coordinated PiT Count in 2016. Communities are encouraged to contact Jesse Donaldson, COH Point-in...
The Canadian Observatory on Homelessness (COH) has developed a definition and typology of homelessness intended to improve understanding, measurement and responses to homelessness in Canada by providing a common ‘language’ for addressing this...
“Youth homelessness” refers to the situation and experience of young people between the ages of 13 and 24 who are living independently of parents and/or caregivers, but do not have the means or ability to acquire a stable, safe or consistent...
The concept of “ending homelessness” has been central in public policy and service responses in recent years. Just consider the number of plans, strategies, policy directions and funding announcements to end homelessness - not just in Canada, but...
The Canadian Poverty Institute and the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness are pleased to announce the launch of the Canadian Poverty Hub. The Poverty Hub will be an online repository of relevant research with respect to the causes and impacts of...
7 Cities on Housing & Homelessness
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...
Stephen Gaetz, Erin Dej, Jesse Donaldson, Nadia Ali
Before us is a significant opportunity to reimagine the federal government’s leadership role in homelessness. After more than 25 years of declining spending on affordable housing, the Government of Canada is launching a National Housing Strategy (...
The Canadian Observatory on Homelessness (the Homeless Hub), working with the National Learning Community on Youth Homelessness and with funding support from the Home Depot Canada Foundation, is planning a national youth homelessness survey to be...
As noted, the conditions by which youth become and experience homelessness differ from adults. While the HPS Guide to PiT Counts in Canada stipulates the types of homelessness that will be enumerated as part of the HPS Coordinated Count, it is still...
Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, A Way Home Canada
Last October, when the Province of Ontario released A Place to Call Home, the report of the expert advisory panel on homelessness, youth homelessness was identified as one of four priority areas for the government. In this policy brief, we applaud...
In March 2017, Vox Pop Labs, in consultation with the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, conducted a study to understand public opinion regarding homelessness and housing in the Golden Horseshoe area. The study was fielded to Vox Pop Labs’...
Canada Without Poverty, A Way Home Canada, Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, FEANTSA
The report is now available for the European context and in 7 additional languages!  Youth homelessness is a pressing issue worldwide that requires urgent attention. To help address the issue, a collaborative group of organizations...
Amanda Noble, Jesse Donaldson, Stephen Gaetz, Sabina Mirza, Isaac Coplan, David Fleischer
In York Region, there is a growing awareness of the problem of youth homelessness. In the past many people saw it as a ‘big city’ problem, more likely to occur in places like downtown Toronto or Vancouver. But we now know from research that the...
The Canadian Observatory on Homelessness is a non-profit, non-partisan research institute that is committed to conducting research and mobilizing knowledge about evidence-based solutions to homelessness. The COH’s main source of funding is the...
Alina Turner, Dagan Harding
This document gives full details on the first-ever Point-in-Time Count of homelessness in Regina held on May 13, 2015. This effort is part of a broader collaboration with the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness to develop a harmonized approach to...