The Canadian Observatory on Homelessness has been officially launched. The new national research and policy initiative is based at York University and includes a partnership of academic and community organizations, including the Wellesley Institute.
The group has received $2.5 million in funding over seven years, which will be matched by another $2.5 million in contributions from partners. The Canadian initiative is modelled on the successful FEANSTA European Observatory on Homelessness that works on research and policy solutions across Europe.
The Canadian Observatory on Homelessness will work closely with two other national organizations:
- The Canadian Homelessness Research Network, which operates the Homeless Hub, is a a national network of academic and community-based homeless researchers.
- The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness is a national organization dedicated to create a movement to end homelessness in Canada from the community up.
The Wellesley Institute is proud to be a founding partner of the CHRN and the CAEH, as well as the COH.
The Wellesley Institute’s Precarious Housing in Canada report.
Canada’s first national conference to end homelessness, Oct 28 to 30.