Homelessness Partnering Strategy

Consultation has concluded

Thank you to everyone who sent in their stories and feedback to help reduce and prevent homelessness in Canada. In the coming months, the Government of Canada will release a report based on what was heard during the engagement process.

Homelessness is a reality for too many Canadians and a challenge for every community. That is why the Advisory Committee on Homelessness is seeking views from Canadians on how to better prevent and reduce homelessness through an online engagement process. All Canadians are invited to share their views and ideas through the online survey and by sharing their stories.

The Advisory Committee on Homelessness will consider the feedback and ideas from the engagement process in providing the Government with options for the redesign of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS).

Through the HPS, the Government of Canada provides support and funding to communities to develop local solutions to homelessness. Through Budget 2017, the Government of Canada announced that it would expand and extend funding for the HPS beyond 2018-2019.

This process is open to all Canadians.

Join the conversation!

Homelessness is a reality for too many Canadians and a challenge for every community. That is why the Advisory Committee on Homelessness is seeking views from Canadians on how to better prevent and reduce homelessness through an online engagement process. All Canadians are invited to share their views and ideas through the online survey and by sharing their stories.

The Advisory Committee on Homelessness will consider the feedback and ideas from the engagement process in providing the Government with options for the redesign of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS).

Through the HPS, the Government of Canada provides support and funding to communities to develop local solutions to homelessness. Through Budget 2017, the Government of Canada announced that it would expand and extend funding for the HPS beyond 2018-2019.

This process is open to all Canadians.

Join the conversation!

If you have ever struggled with homelessness, your personal experiences will help us better understand the difficult realities that many Canadians face. Have you or your family ever experienced homelessness or been at risk of becoming homeless? Please share your stories.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
  • Teenage Runaway

    by Teenage runaway, about 2 months ago

    My home did not feel safe. I felt safer away from home where I could have control over who was in my life and I could choose where it was safe to go to sleep. After leaving home I survived through the kindness of many strangers. 

    I slept in parked cars in Cloverdale and fruit orchards in the Okanagan. I sat up all night in the lobby of the post office in downtown White Rock (it is now a gelato shop). I washed up in gas station washrooms and learned that I could wash out my underwear and wring them... Continue reading

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  • Former Radio broaqdcaster , who had a very Greedy owner and investors on costly socail supports !

    by ve3ded, 2 months ago

    I worked in radio as a broadcaster and radio tech over 40 hour work week .

    The Emplyer was only forced to pay the FEDERAL minimum wage of $3.25 per hour when the Ontario Minimum was 5:25 per hour1 this meant that YOU the tax payer was on the hook for costly social supports then .  Now that I have no pensions as well due to owner and investor GREED , The tax payers will be providing further costly supports right up until just past my burial .

    Is it wise to allow such rampant greed ? Should we be... Continue reading

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  • It's a Vicious Cycle

    by Daechristine, 3 months ago

    It's a Vicious Cycle

    Growing up I just knew there was something different, something wrong with me. I would stay home almost all the time and often sleep for days on end. This happened in brief flashes and I was told that I was in a funk, it would pass. As I got older and started to deal with the life of being abused, becoming a single mother and being low income, the funks would grow longer.

    I can remember when my daughter was younger and in school , I would get up in the morning, get her ready for... Continue reading

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  • Bureaucracy Gone Mad

    by Deryk Houston, 3 months ago

    Bureaucracy gone mad

    A local, therapeutic farm for the homeless,  is currently providing a place for those with addictions and mental illness, the chance to get their lives back. 

    My wife and I have been volunteers on this farm for the past four years.  The participants work and live on the farm. There are no drugs or alcohol allowed on the farm. People can leave the program whenever they want, but there are several incentives to stay. One does not need money to attend the program and people can stay as long as they like. We have watched... Continue reading

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  • Precarious Life

    by DMG, 3 months ago

    I'm not homeless. But if my mother should pass away, I will be.

    I'm a former paramedic in BC who hit the wall with PTSD. Our compensation system failed me. After years trying to keep working, I ultimately failed there as well. We've little access to trauma-informed treatment due to the fact that psychological services aren't covered under any Universal Health Care Schemes.

    The Province of BC erects barriers. Persons with Disabilities Benefits are far too low for anyone disabled permanently from working to secure any sense of independent life.

    Our Compensation System failed me.

    I'm now living on CPP-D... Continue reading

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