What We Believe

  • Homelessness is the result of a combination of poverty, a lack of affordable housing and personal circumstances. It’s cost in human lives, potential and suffering is not an acceptable situation for any just or compassionate society.
  • Toronto, Ontario and Canada have the resources to end homelessness but lack a common agenda, sufficient coordination of services and adequate targeting of resources to effective solutions.
  • Toronto must resolve to end homelessness, set appropriate targets and focus on initiatives that are person- centered and evidence based.
  • Inclusion of the experience and views of people with lived experience of homelessness must be an essential part of the work to end homelessness.