Human Resources and Social Development Canada

Human Resources and Social Development Canada

October 26, 2006 13:02 ET

Government of Canada Announces Over $1 Million in Homelessness Funding

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 26, 2006) - Today, the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, announced $1,084,000 in funding for four new homelessness projects under the Government of Canada's National Homelessness Initiative (NHI).

"No one organization or level of government can solve homelessness by themselves," said Minister Finley. "These projects embody the spirit of partnership that is so critical to addressing homelessness and helping our country's most vulnerable citizens."

The names, location and estimated funding amount for each of the following projects:

- Victoria Native Friendship Society - Victoria, B.C. - $326,954
- Yukon Family Services Association - Whitehorse, Yukon - $48,390
- Un toit pour toi - Montreal, QC - $558,262
- Project New Haven - Sydney, NS - $150,365

"Our government recognizes that homelessness is no small challenge," continued the Minister. "Today's announcement is just one example of how this government is taking action to meet that challenge. Homelessness affects all people, in all areas, in all walks of life; that is why this government is committed to working with communities to address these needs."

Currently, the government is reviewing its policies, approaches, partnerships and delivery models, to ensure that federal investments provide concrete, meaningful and lasting results for Canadians. As part of this process, a stakeholder roundtable was held in September 2006 which, along with other consultations, is helping to develop options for addressing homelessness beyond March 2007.

This news release is available in alternative formats upon request.

Contact Information

  • Office of Minister Finley
    Ms. Colleen Cameron
    Human Resources and Social Development Canada
    Media Relations Office