Lots of updates! Several links to reports of interest, a new definition of ending homelessness, 4 invitations, and more.
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1. Definition of Ending Homelessness

The concept of “ending homelessness” has been central in public policy and service responses in recent years. Just consider the number of plans, strategies, policy directions and funding announcements to end homelessness - not just in Canada, but internationally. However, there is no consistently recognized definition of what an end of homelessness looks like. There is no agreement as to what the indicators and targets should be confirming such an achievement, nor a process to verify whether communities have met their goals. 

To this end, the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness (COH), the University of Calgary School of Public Policy (SPP), and the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness (CAEH) supported a collaborative process to develop a definition of what it means to end homelessness in Canada. This comprehensive process included a review of 60 jurisdictions and consultations with people with lived experience, service providers, researchers and policy makers. 

This document is an overview of the definition, which is founded on the concepts of Functional and Absolute Zero. Read more here.

2. From the Ministry: Supportive Housing Framework Updates
In support of Ontario’s updated Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy (LTAHS), the government is transforming Ontario’s supportive housing system to help people in need get the right housing and supports, at the right time, in the right place. Read about the updates here.
3. See Yourself as a Partner
See Yourself As a Partner:
Guide to Community Partnership Development
Download PDF here.

Our own Sara Peddle helped author this guide, put out by the Government of Canada, on building community partnerships. Check it out at the link above!
4. Human Trafficking Education Day
5. Report: An Evaluation of Rent Assistance for Individuals Experiencing Persistent Homelessness in Waterloo Region
This new report has some finding and recommendations that may be relevant and of interest to several SCATEH members. 
6. CAEH Town Hall
Housing & Budget 2017 Town Hall with Adam Vaughan, MP

Time: 12:15 EST to 1:45 pm EST
Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017
To join the town hall register here (it's free!)

Announced in March, Budget 2017 marked the return of the Federal government to a leadership role on affordable housing and homelessness.

This 90 minute webcast will be hosted by Tim Richter, President & CEO of the CAEH and Jeff Morrison, Executive Director of the CHRA.

Mr. Vaughan will provide an overview of housing and homelessness measures contained in Budget 2017, outline next steps in the development of a National Housing Strategy and will then take questions from the audience.
7. SCATEH Spring Forum May 18
SCATEH's Spring Forum will take place
at the Simcoe County Museum on
May 18, 2017.
Be sure to save the date, and watch for more details!
8. Bridges Out of Poverty Workshop in Midland, April 21
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