Archive: ‘News’ Category

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


Bright Spot: Communities integrate focus on ending homelessness as part of their COVID-19 response
July 23, 2020 / News

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, 33 Built for Zero Canada communities from seven provinces and 1 territory share their successes and commitments to remaining mission-focused on ending chronic … More


Bright Spot: Peel houses over 287 people during COVID-19 pandemic
June 11, 2020 / News

‘Progress over perfection’: Peel Regional Housing Services launched a housing pilot at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, securing 70 units from two landlords and housing 287 individuals and families … More


Bright Spot: Chatham-Kent positions its COVID-19 shelter as a path to housing
May 14, 2020 / News

Chatham-Kent has adapted to COVID-19 with an isolation shelter and new prioritization measures to move people quickly into housing. This blog is a part of our Bright Spot series highlighting … More


Finding Hope and Opportunity in Challenging Times
March 23, 2020 / News

During challenging times such as these, a mindset of abundance over scarcity is more important than ever.    By Marie Morrison, Director, Built for Zero Canada   A scarcity mindset … More


Bright Spot: Dufferin County has reduced its chronic homeless population by 26%
February 26, 2020 / News

Not long ago, Dufferin County achieved a Quality By-Name List and Coordinated Access system. Now the Built for Zero Canada community has reduced its chronic homeless numbers and sustained that … More


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