Evaluation of the National Homelessness Initiative: Implementation and Early Outcomes of the HRDC-based Components - March 2003

On December 16, 1999, Cabinet approved a three-year demonstration initiative to contribute to reducing homelessness in Canada. Overall the Government of Canada is investing $753 million over three years to help alleviate and prevent homelessness across Canada. The National Homelessness Initiative has at its core the following set of strategic objectives:

  • Facilitate community capacity by coordinating Government of Canada efforts and enhancing the diversity of tools and resources;
  • Foster effective partnerships and investment that contribute to addressing the immediate and multifaceted needs of the homeless and reducing homelessness in Canada; and
  • Increase awareness and understanding of homelessness in Canada.
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