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From: Infrastructure Canada
Ottawa, July 17, 2023 — Everyone deserves a safe and stable place to call home, but as we’ve seen in communities across our country, far too many Canadians face the daily reality of homelessness. The Government of Canada recognizes the collective responsibility as we continue to tackle homelessness.
Today, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, announced an investment of $5.3 million to support 12 initiatives through the Community Capacity and Innovation (CCI) stream of Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy to build capacity within the homeless-serving sector and to reduce and prevent homelessness.
Through CCI stream, the Government of Canada is providing communities with the tools, supports, technical assistance, and training they need to move forward with Reaching Home implementation and address homelessness using a more coordinated, systems-based and data-driven approach. The CCI stream also funds collaboration activities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous partners that helps to further progress with addressing Indigenous homelessness using approaches that are culturally-appropriate and relevant for Indigenous people.
Through investing in the Community Capacity and Innovation initiatives, the Government continues to find innovative solutions to addressing homelessness in Canada.
“The Government of Canada is committed to reducing homelessness and is taking bold steps towards tangible change. Through these 12 initiatives that have received funding under the CCI, communities and the homeless-serving sector will receive vital tools, supports, and assistance, empowering them to make a meaningful impact in the lives of those experiencing homelessness. Although considerable progress has been made, we will continue to work with our partners to tackle chronic homelessness across the country.”
The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion
For more information (media only), please contact:
Shiraz M Keushgerian
Office of the Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion