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 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.
Greater Victoria Metropolitan Area – Designated Community Stream
- The Call for Proposals for the 2018-2019 funding cycle is CLOSED.
- Submissions are under review and funding announcements will be made in early December.
Greater Victoria Metropolitan Area – Aboriginal Stream
- The Call for Proposals is re-launched until December 14, 2017 at 4:00 PM
- Please visit the CRD website for details of the call: https://www.crd.bc.ca/about/contracts-rfps/current/homelessness-partnering-strategy-aboriginal-homelessness-call-for-proposals-2018-19