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There is more than one solution to homelessness. In fact, ending homelessness requires a broad range of strategies and supports. Fortunately, communities across Canada are successfully implementing strategies that work; this page allows communities to share this knowledge. Use this space to collaborate, share successes and challenges, exchange best practices, brainstorm new ideas and access relevant resources.

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What is Homelessness?

Homelessness describes the situation of an individual or family without stable, permanent, appropriate housing, or the immediate prospect, means and ability of acquiring it. It is the result of systemic or societal barriers, a lack of affordable and appropriate housing, the individual/household’s financial, mental, cognitive, behavioural or physical challenges, and/or racism and discrimination. Most people do not choose to be homeless, and the experience is generally negative, unpleasant, stressful and distressing.

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This community forum is managed by the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness.

Canada+logo.pngCoH%20Logo.pngThis Workspace is funded by the Government of Canada's Homelessness Partnering Strategy. The opinions and interpretations in this forum are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the Government of Canada.

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