Measures Against Homelessness

Homelessness Partnering Strategy

The Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) is a measure put in place by the government of Canada in April 2007. The Strategy encourages Canadian communities to determine their own needs, and to find their own solutions to their problems. The Strategy is a means of the Canadian government to fund anti-homelessness efforts in a quick, easy and customized way. The Strategy supports community efforts to increase housing rates, and one of the founding principles of the strategy is that the first step to recovery is proper housing. The Homelessness Partnering Strategy receives a minimum of $134.8 million per year from the Canadian government, and continuously works to improve lifestyle in Canada.

Raising the Roof

Raising the Roof is a Canadian anti-homeless charity that is dedicated to long-term solutions to homelessness. The organization operates on a national, regional and local scale in an effort to bring an end to our wide-spread homelessness. The organization brings together community agencies, corporations, governments and the public in order to determine long-term solutions to homelessness. Another goal of the organization is to fund small, local anti-homelessness organizations that work to stop homelessness in their communities. The final aim of the Raise the Roof foundation is to educate the average Canadian on the facts regarding homelessness, and inspire people to bring about change in their communities and their country. 
You can get involved with the Raising the Roof foundation Here.