Archive: ‘News’ Category

Bright Spot: Canada’s first functional zero chronic homelessness proof point
June 24, 2021 / News

Medicine Hat made history this month as the first city in Canada to end chronic homelessness. Learn more about how the Built for Zero Canada community did it. This blog … More


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


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