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COH’s Reflection On Assessment Tools & Commitment to Equity

 This blog post introduces reflections from the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness (COH) on the current use of assessment tools among homelessness service providers in Canada. In the near future, we plan to engage in dialogue with communities to better understand their needs and desires regarding assessment tools and processes.


Become an Early Adopter: For A New Toolkit to Implement Recovery-Guidelines

Transform your services with our toolkit and promote mental health recovery in your organization!

The Walk the Talk toolkit will launch in Fall 2021 and is designed to help your organization transform its mental health services to a recovery orientation. This orientation shifts the focus beyond individual symptoms and empowers people to live a hopeful and fulfilling life regardless of the challenges posed by their mental health.


The Host Homes Early Intervention Model for Youth At-Risk of Homelessness

What is the Host Homes model?

The Host Homes model is a type of early intervention, housing-led support that is often viewed as an alternative to emergency shelters. Host Homes programs provide young people with locally-based supports, which is important since emergency shelters for youth do not exist in every community, especially those that are smaller or located in rural areas.