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 and to organizations that address Aboriginal homelessness 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.