Funding: Expansion of Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy - Designated Communities stream – Eligibility

From: Employment and Social Development Canada

The Call for Concepts is now closed

As a result of the Call for Concepts, the Department has shortlisted the following communities:

  • Abbotsford, BC
  • Chilliwack, BC
  • Cowichan Valley, BC
  • Penticton, BC
  • Vernon, BC
  • Comox Valley, BC
  • Fort St. John, BC
  • Lambton County, ON
  • Cochrane District (Timmins), ON
  • Chatham-Kent, ON
  • Kenora, ON
  • Muskoka, ON
  • Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton
  • Bruce and Grey County, ON
  • Perth, ON and
  • Northumberland County, ON

These communities have been invited to submit full proposals for further consideration as step 2 of the selection process. Communities will have until September 20, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time to submit their full application.

2. Eligibility

This section outlines the requirements that will be used to determine the eligibility of your application. It also outlines the assessment criteria that will be used to assess your application.

Eligibility requirements

Eligible communities are invited to submit a single application per community. At this stage, it is recommended that communities nominate one applicant to submit the concept on its behalf. Organizations interested in undertaking the role of a Community Entity to deliver Reaching Home are encouraged to work with the primary applicant to submit a letter of interest. If the community is short-listed, we will work with the interested organizations to identify a Community Entity.

Eligible applicants

  • Communities outside of Quebec and the territories with a population size of 25,000 and over based on Census 2016
  • At this stage, the application can be submitted by a municipality or an organization on behalf of a communityFootnote 1

Assessment criteria

Concepts will be assessed and recommended to proceed to the second step (targeted solicitation) based on the following criteria:

  • eligibility of applicant
  • population size
  • evidence of homelessness in the community, and
  • demonstration of factors within the community that contribute to homelessness
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