- Published: Thursday, 11 February 2016 15:57
CBC - Homeless Count Set in 5 New Brunswick Areas
The Community Action Group on Homelessness is recruiting volunteers for the 2016 Fredericton Homeless Count
There are two parts to this count: 1) Federal Point-in-Time Count survey and 2) 20,000 Homes Campaign survey. A Point-in-Time (PiT) Count is a strategy to help determine the extent of homelessness in a community at a single point in time. A successful PiT Count will give us a snapshot of homelessness in our community and allow us to measure our progress in reducing homelessness in the coming years. The 20,000 Homes Campaign aims to house 20,000 vulnerable Canadians by July 2018. The first step in this campaign is to identify who is in need of housing services. By volunteering for the count, you will be helping to gather valuable information that governments, service providers, and community groups will use to plan appropriate programs to address homelessness.
All volunteers will work in teams during shifts of 2-3 hours in length.
The Community Action Group on Homelessness (CAGH) is embarking on a process to invest funds in the community for the development of affordable and supportive housing for chronically homelessness individuals in Fredericton.
The Community Action Group on Homelessness (CAGH) launched its Plan to End Homelessness today at the Fredericton City Hall Council Chambers. "The Road Home: A Plan to End Homelessness in Fredericton" is the result of extensive research and planning. It outlines strategies and actions that will lead to an end to chronic homelessness in Fredericton in five years. The goals of the plan involve affordable and supportive housing development, as well as community collaboration and the adoption of a Housing First systems approach.
The Fredericton Community Action Group on Homelessness (CAGH) released its 7th Annual Report Card on Homelessness on March 23, in coordination with counterparts in Moncton.
CAGH Coordinator, Karolyn Martin, stated that approximately 230,000 individuals become homeless each year in Canada. Here in Fredericton, we can estimate that figure to be upwards of 700, and perhaps closer to 1000 when considering those who are “hidden” homeless. Hidden homelessness refers to people living temporarily with relatives or friends, “couch surfing,” or staying in other temporary accommodations.
Members of the Fredericton Community Action Group on Homelessness (CAGH) met today to expand upon the priorities set by the Fredericton community during consultations in 2014.
The CAGH announced in 2013 that it would be leading the development of a Plan to End Homelessness in Fredericton. Considerable progress toward this goal was made in 2014, through a series of stakeholder consultations and information sharing sessions. Throughout this process, over 130 members of the Fredericton community shared their ideas on the challenges our community is facing with regard to housing and homelessness, and how we might overcome them.
A new report on homelessness in the city shows while there has been progress in several key areas over the last three years, there is still a lot of work to be done to address poverty in the community.
The Fredericton Community Action Group on Homelessness released its 2011-13 report card on homelessness in the city on Wednesday afternoon at the Victoria Health Centre.
On April 9, CAGH invites you to participate in the selection of priorities and activities for ending homelessness! Public information session from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM for anyone new to the planning process. From 10:30 AM -2:30 PM we will be choosing our priorities and activities.
The Community Action Group on Homelessness would like to announce that Karolyn Martin will be stepping into the role of CAGH Coordinator. Karolyn holds a Bachelor of Social Work from St. Thomas University, and is an active member of the Fredericton community. She is passionate about working with the CAGH membership and wider community to develop a plan to end homelessness in our city. Karolyn believes that housing is a basic human right, and that every member of our community can be part of the solution to ending homelessness.
Today it was announced that Timothy Ross will be stepping down as Community Action Group on Homelessness (CAGH) Coordinator effective December 31st 2013 after accepting a new position with the New Brunswick Non Profit Housing Association.
Work will begin in December on a five-year community plan to end homelessness in Fredericton.
Tim Ross, co-ordinator of the Community Action Group on Homelessness in Fredericton, said Thursday he wants to see a draft plan complete by March.
“I really hope that Fredericton as a community can take the next step together and rise to the challenge and have the vision and courage to end homelessness as a community so that five years from now, we know that no one in our community will go without housing for more than 14 days,” he said.
We are delighted to share "What We Said," a summary report from our group's visioning and planning session on June 26, 2013. As you will read in the report, we have reached a milestone moment in our community, whereby key supporters and champions have agreed to proceed with the development of a plan to end homelessness in Fredericton.
Housing First has proven to be a realistic, humane and effective way of responding to homelessness. Housing First in Canada: Supporting Communities to End Homelessness is the first book that examines how this approach has been applied in Canada.
The book begins with a framework for Housing First that explains the core principles of the approach, as well as how it works in practice. The book also presents eight case studies of Housing First in Canada, exploring not just the results of its implementation, but how different communities made the shift from ‘treatment as usual’ to a new approach. Here we explore the challenges of making the case locally, the planning process, adapting the model to local contexts (urban vs. small town) or targeted populations (Aboriginal people, youth), and implementation.
The Horizon Health Network will soon release the findings of a health needs assessment that examined Fredericton’s primary health-care system, a process that allowed various community stakeholders to discuss health and wellness issues in the capital region.