At Home/Chez Soi is an innovative and ground-breaking study from the Mental Health Commission of Canada that is changing the way we view homelessness across the country. Using a $110 million federal grant, this was a four-year, five city (Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal and Moncton) research demonstration project on mental health and homelessness.
Each of the five test sites also had a focus on a specific sub-population:
- Vancouver (people also experiencing problematic substance use)
- Winnipeg (urban Indigenous population)
- Toronto (ethno-racialized populations, including new immigrants who do not speak English)
- Montréal (includes a vocational study)
- Moncton (services in smaller communities)
With over 1,000 people housed this project has provided opportunities for extensive research into homelessness and has proven, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Housing First solves homelessness.
Exploring the Value of Mixed Methods Within the At Home/Chez Soi Housing First Project: A Strategy to Evaluate the Implementation of a Complex Population Health Intervention for People With Mental Illness Who Have Been Homeless