Issues We Face
The Edmonton Social Planning Council published a report that shares the findings of a public engagement strategy with communities in order to explore the effects of current public engagement practices on the acceptance of affordable housing in Edmonton.
RESEARCH – A Roof for Recovery: Combining the Principles of Housing First and Early Intervention in Services
The availability of affordable, youth-friendly, recovery-oriented housing for persons with first-episode psychosis is limited. This research reports on the conceptualization, implementation and implications of a pilot housing project combining the principles of specialized early intervention for psychosis and those of “Housing First,” which holds much promise to address this service gap.
The Indigenous Health, Housing and Homelessness Committee (a collaboration between the Aboriginal Standing Committee on Housing and Homelessness and the Collaborative for Health and Home) is in the process of developing a harm reduction housing model for Indigenous people. In order to accurately understand the most effective and culturally appropriate approaches, a review of the … Read More
Bow Valley Regional Housing and the Canmore Community Housing Corporation have released a housing needs assessment for the Bow Valley region. This research is intended to support understanding and decision making for housing needs in the Bow Valley region.
Better information on the health needs of people experiencing homelessness is needed to inform effective resourcing, planning and service delivery by government and care organisations. The aim of this review was to identify assessment tools that are valid, reliable and appropriate to measure the health status of people who are homeless.
Vibrant Communities Calgary has published a Snapshot of Poverty in Calgary for 2019. The purpose of this snapshot is to provide Enough for All stakeholders with low-income statistics that can be utilized in their current and future efforts, and more generally to make Statistics Canada and other income data more accessible. This report builds on the … Read More
The Edmonton Social Planning Council has produced this Profile on Poverty 2019 Update in partnership with EndPovertyEdmonton and is a report to inform the work to end poverty in a generation.
This study illustrates the state of housing affordability for younger Canadians, in every province and the major cities within them. It shows that Canadians between the ages of 25 and 34 continue to straddle a massive gap between housing prices that remain at near-historic levels in key parts of the country, and earnings for this … Read More
Between March 1 and April 30, 2018, 61 communities participated in Everyone Counts, the second nationally coordinated Point-in-Time (PiT) count of homelessness in Canadian Communities. The findings highlighted in this report are the result of the enumeration and surveys conducted in the 61 communities in 2018. The results represent a picture of homelessness from a range of communities across Canada, including data from communities in every province … Read More
The National Shelter Study is an ongoing analysis of homelessness shelter use trends in Canada. It provides the most reliable national-level estimate of homelessness and is vital for understanding changing trends over time. There are just over 15,400 emergency shelter beds distributed in 400 emergency shelters across Canada. The information used in this study was collected from over 200 … Read More