What is Coordinated Access (CA)?

A Coordinated Access system is a process by which individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness or are at-risk of homelessness are directed to community-level access points where trained workers use a common assessment tool to evaluate the individual or family’s depth of need, prioritize them for housing support services and then help to match them to available housing-focused interventions.

In Durham Region, the Coordinated Access Strategy includes:

Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy 

Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy is designed to support the goals of the National Housing Strategy, in particular, to support the most vulnerable Canadians in maintaining safe, stable and affordable housing and to reduce chronic homelessness nationally by 50% by 2027–2028.

This community-based program is aimed at preventing and reducing homelessness by providing direct support and funding to Designated Communities (urban centres), Indigenous communities, Territorial Communities and rural and remote communities across Canada.

You can learn more about Reaching Home at Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy.