September 30, 2016 - St. Thomas, ON - Karen Vecchio, Member of Parliament for Elgin-Middlesex-London,
and Official Opposition Critic for Families, Children and Social Development, advised
that the Government has announced two calls for proposals under the Innovative Solutions
to Homelessness funding stream of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS).
The two calls for proposals are seeking projects with innovative approaches and
ideas that aim to prevent and reduce homelessness, particularly among Indigenous
Canadians, youth, women fleeing violence and veterans. Both calls opened on September
call for proposals for Microgrants is open until October 21, 2016. Stakeholders
and organizations are invited to apply for small-scale project funding of up to
$25,000. Projects will focus on exploring effective and innovative practices, tools
or initiatives that prevent or reduce homelessness in Canada.
The call for proposals for Contribution Projects is open until November 14, 2016.
Stakeholders and organizations are invited to apply for funding of between $25,000
and $500,000 for large-scale pilot projects that aim to test innovative and promising
interventions and practices to prevent or reduce homelessness in Canada.
"These funding streams will allow for a wide range of organizations and stakeholders
to develop and test innovative approaches to prevent and reduce homelessness," said
Vecchio. "I look forward to seeing the results of these projects and the recommendations
to help prevent and reduce homelessness."
For more information on the call for proposals, please visit: http://www.esdc.gc.ca/en/funding/homeless/innovative_solutions/index.page