The Canadian Observatory on Homelessness (COH) partnered with Raising the Roof (RtR) to conduct a developmental evaluation of strategies to scale up the Host Homes model in Canada. The project received funding from Innoweave.
The evaluation questions were co-created by the COH and RtR. The original questions to be answered were:
- How can the Host Homes model be adapted to meet the needs of diverse Canadian contexts (i.e., urban vs. rural, different geographic regions, various political climates)?
- How can partnerships and cross-ministerial relationships be utilized to create high leverage policy opportunities for scaling the Host Homes model across Canada?
- How can RtR most meaningfully support agencies in developing and implementing Host Homes programs across Canada?
Through further consultation, additional questions were added. These were:
- How do Host Homes programs fit within the Housing First for Youth (HF4Y)framework?
- How do Host Homes programs fit within the broader system response to youth homelessness?
- What are the training and technical assistance needs required to scale up the Host Homes program across Canada?
The evaluation questions are answered in a series of three reports. The current executive summary provides key findings from each report. In the webinar recording below, the report's authorize summarize the key findings.