Homelessness Strategy

Information on the Homelessness Strategy

Addressing homelessness is a challenge in all regions of Canada. The Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) is a community-based program aimed at preventing and reducing homelessness by providing direct support and funding to 61 designated communities across Canada.

Homeless Individuals and Families Information System (HIFIS)

HIFIS is a national information system that:

  • helps service providers with their day-to-day operations and planning activities through free, easy-to-use software;
  • includes features to track and support the management of Housing First activities; and
  • collects data on shelter use to help develop a national portrait of homelessness.

View information about, and download, the HIFIS software.