A Way Home

A Way Home is a national coalition reimagining solutions to youth homelessness through transformations in policy, planning and practice.

A Way Home is also an international movement for change that began with A Way Home Canada.

The Alliance to End Homelessness Ottawa is a member driven coalition of community service providers that work in partnership to inspire action, to generate knowledge and to inform a community-wide effort to achieve an end to homelessness in Ottawa.

Operated by the Niagara Resource Service for Youth, the Raft has helped thousands of youth throughout the Niagara Region by providing support services, programs and resources. Our services strengthen the emotional and social well-being of clients and act as a portal to community resources.

The Canadian Observatory on Homelessness (COH) is a non-partisan research and policy partnership between academics, policy and decision makers, service providers and people with lived experience of homelessness. We work in collaboration with partners to conduct and mobilize research designed to have an impact on solutions to homelessness. Housed at York University, the COH evolved out of a 2008 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council funded project called the Canadian Homelessness Research Network. Led by Dr. Stephen Gaetz, CEO & President, the COH collaborates with partners to conduct and mobilize research that contributes to better, more effective solutions to homelessness.

In an effort to bridge the gap between research, policy and practice, the COH goes beyond the mandate of a traditional research institute. As one of the largest homelessness-dedicated research institutes in the world, we support service providers, policy makers, and governments to improve their capacity to end homelessness. Our philosophy is simple: through research, evaluation and design, we can develop evidence-based solutions and together, solve homelessness.


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Chapin Hall engages in direct, purposeful collaboration. We partner with all levels of government, non-profit organizations, philanthropists, fellow researchers, and others who work tirelessly to address challenges facing children, youth, and families in the United States and beyond.

The Homelessness Partnering Strategy is designed to prevent and reduce homelessness by providing direct support and funding to Community Entities across Canada, who in turn, provide project funding to local community agencies. With annual funding of approximately $100 million, it is a community-based program with multiple streams. The program funds local priorities identified by communities through a comprehensive planning process involving Community Advisory Boards. Communities also receive resources to address homelessness from various partners, including significant funding amounts from provinces and territories.