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Bright Spot: Why it’s a big deal 25 communities in Canada have By-Name Lists to end homelessness
July 29, 2021 / News

JULY 29, 2021 – 8:30 AM / BLOG By-Name Lists are considered an integral part of ending homelessness, and that’s because building a system informed by data and individual need gets … More

Bright Spot: CanadaÔÇÖs 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 homelessnessÔÇöeven 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

TorontoÔÇÖs 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 didnÔÇÖt 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 KelownaÔÇÖs response to homelessness
October 22, 2020 / News

ÔÇÿPeers provide insight into the systemic barriers that impact peopleÔÇÖs journey out of homelessness and are critical in designing person-centred systems that mitigate and end the experience of homelessness.ÔÇÖ 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 wasnÔÇÖt 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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