RESOURCE | Using research to drive innovation in the community housing sector

July 13, 2018By ANPHAResources

The community housing sector is modernizing. Recent developments, from the National Housing Strategy to Ontario’s proposed modernized framework, are moving into a new era and challenging all to think creatively. At the recent 2018 Canadian Housing and Renewal Association’s Pre-Congress Innovation Forum, three sector leaders came together to share how research can help drive innovation … Read More

RESOURCE | Grande Prairie’s Plan to End Homelessness

July 6, 2018By ANPHAResources

Recognizing that homelessness is a complex issue that requires a multi-dimensional, community-based solution, the City of Grande Prairie aims to utilize the unique nature of Grande Prairie’s economy and community resources to end homelessness by 2019. Grande Prairie sits as part of the 7 Cities Network who are committed to supporting the Provincial Plan to … Read More

RESOURCE | International Forum Report 2018

June 22, 2018By ANPHAResources

The Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA) once again hosted a forum during which a number of international and Canadian representatives came together to discuss updates to social and affordable housing in a number of countries. From that forum, CHRA has produced a report summarizing the discussions from the event. The report provides an overview of … Read More

RESOURCE | Five Facts about Housing Access for LGBT People

June 15, 2018By ANPHAResources

Starting in youth, rejection based on gender identity or sexual orientation contributes to higher rates of homelessness than among non-LGBT youth, destabilizing LGBT youth and adding vulnerabilities at a pivotal moment in the educational and employment trajectory. LGBT people might experience discrimination that restricts access to stable and decent housing, or they might limit their … Read More

RESOURCE | Dignity School Resource Toolkit

June 12, 2018By ANPHAResources

The 2018 YEG Dignity School Resource Toolkit provides a guide to Edmonton teachers, volunteers and youth program leaders to integrate activities in the classroom while contributing to addressing poverty in Edmonton. This educational toolkit will challenge student perceptions of poverty and look forward to how Edmontonians can rally together to protect and support all in … Read More

RESOURCE | For Indigenous, By Indigenous National Housing Strategy

June 8, 2018By ANPHAResources

  The Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA) and CHRA’s Indigenous Housing Caucus Working Group has released a federal National Housing Strategy committed to working toward co-developing distinctions-based First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation housing strategies. It’s a National Housing Strategy for Indigenous, by Indigenous. It calls on the government to address the housing needs … Read More

RESOURCE | Advisory Committee on Homelessness’ Final Reports & Strategy

May 18, 2018By ANPHAResources

The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, announced the release of the Advisory Committee on Homelessness – Final Report and the Homelessness Partnering Strategy Engagement – What We Heard Report 2018 on May 18, 2018. Read Final Report Homelessness Partnering Strategy Engagement Report: What We Heard

RESOURCE | Canadian Rental Housing Index

May 8, 2018By ANPHAResources

The Canadian Rental Housing Index is a comprehensive database and interactive map that provides an accurate picture of the rental housing situation in cities, regions, and provinces across Canada. The data used is provided by Statistics Canada using information from the 2016 Census. The Index continues to serve as the first of its kind in … Read More

RESOURCE | National Housing Co-investment Fund

May 4, 2018By ANPHAResources

The federal government has a National Housing Co-investment Fund. This Fund, originally announced in the National Housing Strategy, will provide funding to community housing providers to renew and repair existing units, and build new housing capacity. The stated goal of the Fund is to repair up to 240,000 units over the next 10 years, and … Read More

RESOURCE | Lobbyists Act changes to boost transparency

April 23, 2018By ANPHAResources

The Government of Alberta has introduced legislation to amend the Lobbyist Act and strengthen rules and regulations around lobbying activity. The proposed changes are meant to address the significant amount of lobbying activity currently going unreported and in secret due to loose rules and loopholes. If passed, the tabled amendments would: Restrict lobbyists from giving … Read More