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Human Resources and Social Development Canada

Homelessness Partnering Secretariat

Organization Type:
Government and Agency - Federal
Objectives/focus/mandate/mission: 

To promote an integrated approach to homelessness and housing policy and programs, as well as the development of horizontal linkages to other policy areas such as health, justice and immigration. The NHI’s mandate is to work with Canadian communities to overcome homelessness.

Programs/initiatives: the Supporting Communities Partnership Initiative (SCPI), the Regional Homelessness Fund (RHF), Urban Aboriginal Homelessness (UAH), the Surplus Federal Real Property for Homelessness Initiative (SFRPHI), the Homeless Individuals and Families Information System (HIFIS) and the National Research Program (NRP),Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS),Homelessness Partnership Initiative (HPI and Homelessness Accountability Network (HAN

Affiliates/partners/other disciplines: 

Partner sites: Labour, CMHC, Policy Research Initiative, Service Canada

Language: 
English and French
Areas of specialization: 

Homelessness

Researchers and their fields of research: 

Academic researchers: Sylvia D’Addario (York University); Susan Mulligan (University of Winnipeg); Pierre Filion and Trudie E. Bunting (University of Waterloo); Lynn McDonald and R. Alan Walks (University of Toronto); Marta Young and Tim Aubry (University of Ottawa); Peter Donahue and Wilfreda Thurston (University of Calgary); Darryl Quantz, Frank James Tester, Jim Frankish and Kathy Sherrell (University of British Columbia); Céline Bellot (Université de Montréal); Irwin Cohen and Ray Corrado (Simon Fraser University); Kenise Kilbride and Stephen Webber (Ryerson University); Jeff Karanbanow (Dalhousie University); Behnam Behnia and Fran Klodawsky (Carleton University); Andrejs Skaburskis (Queen’s University)

Other researchers: Angus Glass (VisionLink Consulting); Michelle Muir (Spirit Research Group); Michael Goldberg (Social Planning and Research Council of BC); Barb Gosse (Social and Enterprise Development Innovations; Cheryl Forchuk (Lawson Health Research Institute); Bonnie Dinning (Ottawa Community Response Hoarding Coalition); Judie Bopp (Four Worlds Centre for Development Learning); Michel Petit (Harvest Society); Andrew Jackson (Canadian Labour Congress); Paul Carle (CLSC/SHLSD); Shawn Pegg (Canadian Association of Food Banks); and Rose Dufour

Fields of research: cost of homelessness, structural factors, youth homelessness, Aboriginal homelessness, shelter use, service delivery, health, affordable housing, immigrant homelessness, justice, at risk of homelessness, mental health,

Contact information

Street address: 
Homelessness Partnering Secretariat, Human Resources and Social Development Canada
165 rue l'Hotel-de-Ville #8th Floor
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0J2

Mailing address: 
Homelessness Partnering Secretariat, Human Resources and Social Development Canada
165 rue l'Hotel-de-Ville #8th Floor
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0J2

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