The Homeless Hub, developed by the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, is the largest homelessness research library in the world. Building on the success of the Canadian Conference on Homelessness (2005), it was created to address the need for a single place to find information on homelessness. This project began with an understanding that different stakeholders (in government, academia and the social services sector) are likely to think about and utilize research in different ways.
Supportive housing is affordable housing that provides a range of on-site supports to residents, such as life-skills training, and connections to off-site services such as primary health care, mental health, or substance use services.
Project Description: Aura provides safe, inclusive housing for youth that are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, two spirit, or other sexual minority. Housing is offered through community host homes partnered with the Calgary Boys and Girls Club
Project Description: LGBTQ2S toolkit is a fantastic online resource that works to help housing programs provide safe spaces for sexual minorities and meet the needs of LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness.
Project Description: The Supportive Housing Services program at CMHA Lambton-Kent provides housing for individuals with mental illness and addictions who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness. This program was established in 2002, and now supports over 200 residents in permanent housing.
Project Description: Turner Strategies is a consulting firm that works with community organizations to enact large-scale social change. All their work is open-source for service providers, researchers, and other interested parties to use.
Project Description: Hope’s Haven offers transitional housing services to homeless youth and provides intensive support services to teach life skills and help end the cycle of homelessness. They focus on recovery-oriented, trauma informed care.
Project Description: This initiative is Yellowknife’s 10-year plan to end homelessness in the community. It defines the needs of vulnerable community members and outlines the steps necessary to meet those needs. It also describes the role of participating community organizations, and the current programs in place to support the Yellowknife community.