Archive: ‘News’ Category

Bright Spot: Guelph-Wellington reduces chronic youth homelessness 43% during the pandemic
March 25, 2021 / News

Over the last year, this Built for Zero Canada community has reduced chronic youth homelessness by nearly half since the COVID-19 pandemic began. This blog is a part of our … More


Bright Spot: 33 Built for Zero communities celebrate progress towards ending chronic and veteran homelessness
March 17, 2021 / News

Built for Zero communities from across Canada are celebrating both large and small victories thanks to their unwavering efforts to end homelessness—even in the face of a pandemic. This blog … More


Bright Spot: Toronto releases shelter system data publicly to inform solutions to homelessness
March 9, 2021 / News

Toronto’s Shelter System Flow data will help provide a better understanding of who is experiencing homelessness and how people enter and exit the shelter system. Not only is this data … More


Bright Spot: Kelowna and Niagara Region are using tech to help coordinate outreach
February 19, 2021 / News

Experimenting with, adapting, and improving new technologies is helping these Built for Zero Canada communities improve their collaborative and coordinated outreach. This blog is a part of our Bright Spot … More


London solves veteran homelessness – a first in Canadian history
February 16, 2021 / News

Thanks to collaboration and determination, Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness confirms London has achieved functional zero veteran homelessness   London has made history as the first community in Canada to … More


Bright Spot: COVID-19 didn’t stop Saint John from reducing chronic homelessness by 10%
December 17, 2020 / News

Adapting to challenges and remaining housing focused in the pandemic is what got this Built for Zero Canada community to cut its chronic homelessness population by 10% in a matter … More


Bright Spot: London closes in on ending veteran homelessness
November 9, 2020 / News

London was the first Built for Zero Canada community to achieve a veteran Quality By-Name List. Thanks to relationship building with key partners and knowing every veteran by name, London … More


Bright Spot: Lived experience guides Kelowna’s response to homelessness
October 22, 2020 / News

‘Peers provide insight into the systemic barriers that impact people’s journey out of homelessness and are critical in designing person-centred systems that mitigate and end the experience of homelessness.’ Working … More


Bright Spot: Despite flooding and a pandemic, Fort McMurray reduces chronic homelessness
August 20, 2020 / News

Amid a global pandemic, Fort McMurray faced evacuation orders when a freak flood hit the community hard. It still wasn’t enough to stop the Built for Zero Canada community from … More


Bright Spot: Toronto houses over 1,300 people through its COVID-19 response
July 30, 2020 / News

One of the largest and densest cities in Canada remained housing focused as it responded to the global pandemic, alleviating what could have been a catastrophic loss of life among … More


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