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Canada Without Poverty
Canada Without Poverty is a federally incorporated, non-partisan, not-for-profit and charitable organization dedicated to the elimination of poverty in Canada.
A Place to Call Home: Affordable Housing in Canada: Needs, Costs & A Way Forward (PDF - 440K, 1 page)
- Canadians with housing need : 3.2 Million (That’s 1 in 9 Canadians.)
- People live in ‘core housing need’ if they either: spend more than they can afford on housing; live in homes in need of major repairs; or live in homes that are overcrowded.
- A shelter bed costs 10 times as much as social housing.
Fixing Homelessness Means Putting Housing First
(...) Housing First is based on the principle of providing housing to those in need before they're deemed "ready" to re-enter society. To qualify for housing, individuals don't need a job or a stable lifestyle, and they don't need to enter rehab, though once they get a home, many of them will accomplish all of these things and more.
At Home : In Search of the Real Cost of Homelessness
The largest study of its kind in the world, "At Home" is the Mental Health Commission’s radical 4-year experiment to end homelessness for people with mental illness.
The Real Cost of Homelessness: Can we save money by doing the right thing? (PDF - 892K, 19 pages)
(...) Is it more cost effective to house people and / or prevent them from becoming homeless in the first place, than to let people languish in a state of homelessness, relying on emergency shelters and day programs? That is a policy question that is worth addressing.
A Plan, Not a Dream: How to End Homelessness in 10 Years (PDF - 1MB, 14 pages)
Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness (CAEH)
The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness was formed to create a national movement to end homelessness in Canada from the community up through the development of 10 Year Plans to End Homelessness in communities across the country. The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness is a Canadian non-profit corporation. It will have a small staff of less than three full time employees with satellite offices in Toronto and Calgary hosted by the Wellesley Institute and the Calgary Homeless Foundation.
At Home/Chez Soi Final Report
The At Home/Chez Soi research demonstration project is investigating mental health and homelessness in five Canadian cities: Moncton, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver.