Government of Alberta
A Plan for Alberta – Ending Homelessness in 10 years
In 2009, Alberta became the first province in Canada to commit to ending homelessness. For the next four years, the Alberta Secretariat for Action on Homelessness developed and monitored the implementation of A Plan for Alberta: Ending Homelessness in 10 Years. The Secretariat also provided strategic advice on A Plan for Alberta to Minister Hancock. The 3 Year Secretariat Report shows that Alberta is on the right track to ending homelessness, not to just manage it.
Alberta Inter-Agency Council on Homelessness
Alberta Interagency Council on Homelessness
In January 2013, the Alberta Interagency Council on Homelessness was established. It was created to enhance community input and participation in guiding the future direction of the 10-year plan Homelessness is a complex issue that must be addressed through coordinated action by a broader range of stakeholders than in the past. The Alberta Interagency Council brings together these stakeholders, including leaders of community-based organizations, shelters, other orders of government, and other provincial ministries.
In October 2014 the 7 Cities in Alberta decided to undertake the first ever harmonized Point-in-Time Homeless Count. Results are outlined in the following 3 documents:
The 7 Cities on Housing & Homelessness release final Homeless Count Report
Alberta Point-in-Time Homeless Count: Final Provincial Report Key Messages
Alberta Point-in-Time Homeless Count: Infographic
The Alberta Secretariat for Action on Homelessness
(now disbanded and the Alberta Inter-Agency Council of Homelessness is operational)
A Plan For Alberta: Ending Homelessness in 10 years (PDF - 1.8MB, 48 pages) October 2008
Prepared By: The Alberta Secretariat For Action On Homelessness
Alberta makes strides against homelessness
Between 1994 and 2006, Calgary had the fastest growing number of homeless men, women and children in Canada. There were plenty of new condo towers but there wasn’t enough housing for many of the people who laboured to build those glass palaces. Today it’s a different story. Calgary’s 10-year-plan to end homelessness is showing results and has become a model for other Canadian cities. So much so, that Tim Richter, the CEO of the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF), is moving on to head up the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness, a collaboration of several interest groups designed to mobilize communities across the country to develop their own ten-year plans.