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    Being homeless means you are more vulnerable to the spread of infectious disease than people with housing. The rigours of life on the streets mean that people experiencing homelessness have compromised health and are vulnerable to the spread of infectious disease.

Courses are collections of resources grouped by topic. Some of these range from beginner basics (such as Housing First 101) to specifics in case management (such as working with youth). As the website develops and grows, we will create more self-paced courses with clear learning outcomes (much like the Systems Planning Collective Learning Modules). 

Pro-tip: Did you like a resource or course? "Favourite" it and you can come back to it under My Account.

Course Listings

  • Making Zero Count

    The Making Zero Count project set out to refine the definition and measurement of an end to homelessness, specifically the concept of Functional Zero. Functional Zero can be simply defined as: a community where homelessness-related resources match or exceed the demand for them from the target population. These resources are optimized and perform at maximum efficacy. 

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    The Systems Planning Collective has heard from communities across Canada that there is a desire to pursue systems planning for prevention and sustained exits from homelessness. Regardless of the size of the community or the level of coordination within their homeless-serving system, communities have reported feeling stuck and needing support to drive change locally. Getting communities unstuck and helping them to chart a path forward that aligns with federal priorities, meet their local needs, and utilize assets and opportunities is essential.

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    The following collection of resources is a great on-boarding course for new hires hoping to better understand the housing program in which they work in the context of the greater housing support system. The course will also give context to potential referral options for housing program participants transitioning to the next level or a more appropriate situation.