This Housing and Homelessness Research Strategy for Alberta is presented to all those interested in advancing our knowledge and understanding of housing and homelessness in Alberta. The purpose is to bring together researchers, practitioners, policy makers and decision makers from across sectors in common purpose to meet the goals of A Plan for Alberta: Ending Homelessness in 10 Years, by 2019, which outlines a comprehensive, coordinated and sustainable approach to ending homelessness in Alberta. The research partnership between the Alberta Interagency Council on Homelessness and the Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research will support the provision of better information through the development and use of data and the mobilization of knowledge generated from primary research and ongoing evaluation and monitoring.
- The Alberta Interagency Council on Homelessness and the Alberta Centre for Child, Family, and Community Research have partnered to lead a provincial housing and homelessness research strategy.
- The Housing and Homelessness Research Strategy for Alberta is based on community and regional research agendas, and was developed with input from researchers, practitioners and policy makers who work in different fields, but share the goal of ending and preventing homelessness in Alberta.
- The Research Strategy identifies priority topics for research, and strategies to make sure that research has a meaningful impact on our collective efforts to end and prevent homelessness in Alberta.
- The Research Strategy provides opportunities for stakeholders to partner on research projects that will guide local and provincial responses to housing and homelessness issues.