Canada’s Homelessness Strategy Launch
April 3, 2019
OTTAWA: Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, is pleased to inform constituents that the Department of Families, Children and Social Development has announced the launch of Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy.
Reaching Home replaces the existing Homelessness Partnering Strategy and will continue to support communities’ efforts to prevent and reduce homelessness in Canada.
This new outcomes-based approach, along with the removal of all Housing First investment targets, will keep decision making at the local level and give communities greater flexibility to address local priorities and achieve results for the most vulnerable within their communities.
- Rapidhousing with supports
- Offering clients choice in housing
- Separating housing provision from other services
- Providing tenancy rights and responsibilities
- Integrating housing into the community
- Strength-based and promoting self-sufficiency
Communities will also have three years to introduce coordinated access systems to prioritize those individuals most in need of housing and support services.
“For too many Canadians, homelessness is a reality as well as a challenge for communities. Through initiatives such as this, we can help address homelessness at the community level,” concluded MP Eglinski.
For information on types of supports, please go to: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/homelessness/resources/supports.html