The Government of Canada’s Economic Action Plan, 2013, announced nearly $600M for the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) for five years, from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2019. The HPS 2014 – 2019 promotes strategic partnerships to assist people experiencing homelessness and those at-risk of homelessness move towards greater self-sufficiency, with a focus on housing solutions and the appropriate supports. This includes a recognition that a stable living situation provides the foundation necessary for improving health, education, and employment in a long-term and sustainable way. Designated communities, of which Greater Victoria is one, are required to develop a comprehensive Community Plan identifying local needs and funding priorities. This Community Plan is developed through an inclusive community process. Greater Victoria’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy 2014 – 19 Community Plan.

Current Call for Proposals: Deadline: November 25, 2016, 4pm Pacific

Click to link to CRD webpage:     HPS Call for Proposals 4, Designated Funding.

This is for the additional Social Innovation Funds provided by the Federal Government for 2017-18 and is for a period from April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018. HPS has developed a list of standardized priorities and eligible activities for the allocation of funding within the Designated Communities Funding Stream. Applications must be submitted in both electronic and hard copy formats by November 25, 2016, 4pm Pacific.

An information session to outline the application process and HPS requirements will be held on November 9, 2016, 1:30-3:30 pm, Room 107 at CRD offices, 625 Fisgard St, Victoria, BC.