In response, the Expert Advisory Panel on Homelessness was established with a mandate to give advice on how to define and measure homelessness in Ontario, how to prioritize and set targets for ending homelessness, and how to build the evidence base and capacity to implement best practices around the province. [...] The Province work with all key partners and continue to engage with the federal government to develop a national housing strategy; to commit to long-term funding to create permanent, affordable housing; and to prevent, reduce, and end homelessness in Ontario and nation-wide. [...] As a first step towards this goal, an Expert Advisory Panel on Homelessness was established to provide advice on how to define and measure homelessness, how to prioritize and set targets for ending homelessness, and how to collect evidence and support the capacity of local actors to implement programs that work.1 This report provides a summary of what the Panel. [...] The Panel envisions an Ontario where all people have access to home, where home is understood as “a safe and secure place to call your own, where freedom, comforts, and needs are met, and where people have access to jobs, education, and supportive communities.”3 The Expert Advisory Panel commends the Ontario government for making a bold commitment to end homelessness, and this report provides the [...] It will require resources to build capacity to understand the scope of the problem across Ontario, and to build the infrastructure to solve the problem.
health education politics poverty violence best practices discrimination culture homeless persons racism social inequality homelessness poverty reduction best practice evidence-based medicine demographics affordable housing society health treatment first nations housing first shelter homeless people homeless shelter canadian observatory on homelessness evidence base homelessness in canada