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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). 

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    This course provides guidance and tools for the preparation stage of a Point-in-Time (PiT) Count. In this stage, communities determine the areas to be surveyed, finalize any additional survey questions as well as develop a plan for the day of the count. In this plan, communities should include information on the location of the headquarters and the resources needed on the PiT count day, for example. This is Part 2 in a four-part series:

    1. PIT Count Planning 

    2. PIT Count Preparation

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    A Point-in-time Count (PiT) is not built in one day. Months of work are typically required before and after the count. This course is intended to provide guidance and tools for the initial planning stage of preparing for a PiT Count. It covers the identification of key players and initial engagement with the local community. The planning process should start from anywhere between one year to four months before the count, depending on the size of the community and the complexity of the count. This is Part 1 in a four-part series:

    1. PIT Count Planning

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    Engaging service providers on implementing a Homelessness Management Information System (HMIS) and supporting ongoing data management is a significant undertaking. Strategies and project planning are essentials aspects of any successful implementation. It also requires the collaboration of service providers, front line users, and clients to leverage multidisciplinary team and create change.

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    Engaging service providers on implementing a Homelessness Management Information System (HMIS) and supporting ongoing data management is a significant undertaking. Strategies and project planning are essentials aspects of any successful implementation. It also requires the collaboration of service providers, front line users, and clients to leverage multidisciplinary team and create change.

  • Course Placeholder Image of a webpage

    Engaging service providers on implementing a Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) and supporting ongoing data management is a significant undertaking. Strategies and project planning are essentials aspects of any successful implementation. It also requires the collaboration of service providers, front line users, and clients to leverage multidisciplinary team and create change. 

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    Evictions prevention is one of the key aspects of the Prevention typology. As "a form of early intervention and housing stability", evictions prevention is defined as:

    a range of strategies and program interventions designed to keep individuals and families at (imminent) risk of eviction in their homes with tenure and thereby help them avoid entering into homelessness. (Gaetz & Dej, 2016)