Alliance Positions

OAEH develops position statements in social policy areas that reflect government priorities to be used as communication tools for advocacy purposes to increase knowledge and raise awareness about homelessness among decision makers.

Information in position statements, such as recommended actions, serve to support the prevention and elimination of homelessness in Ontario.

Latest Positions

October 4, 2021 – The OAEH Plan to End Homelessness and Address Housing Insecurity and Poverty in Ontario

Read the OAEH Plan by clicking here // Read the One-Pager here

August 31, 2021 – The OAEH calls for a human rights approach toward encampment residents in the City of Hamilton.

Read the OAEH statement by clicking here

December 14, 2020 – It is estimated that 105,000 households in Ontario are at risk of losing their home because they were unable to pay their rent in full during this pandemic crisis.

Read the Op Ed by Dr. Jeff Turnbull, Kenneth Hale, Kaite Burkholder Harris

2020 – Housing is the first defence against the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Congregate living spaces such as emergency shelters and long-term care homes are at high risk of outbreaks. Take 30 seconds to ask Premier Ford to restore the court-ordered moratorium on residential evictions.

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July 14, 2020 – As we continue to respond to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and prepare for a potential second-wave, the Ontario Alliance to End Homelessness urges a strong prevention and housing-focused response at the center of our public health and economic recovery strategies.

Read the letter to Minister Clark

June, 2020 – The Simcoe County Alliance to End Homelessness (SCATEH) recognizes an individual’s basic need for shelter, safety and community. Without an adequate supply of affordable, low-barrier temporary, transitional, and permanent housing, too many people living with very low incomes have no local housing options other than living unsheltered and in encampments.

Read the SCATEH Position Paper on Homeless Encampments

May 2, 2018 – The Government of Ontario is considering a more restrictive definition of ‘disability’, potentially restricting those that would gain access to ODSP. The Ontario Alliance to End Homelessness does not support this policy change.

Read our full statement

February 20, 2019 – The Government of Ontario is considering reducing the wait time between a Board decision and an eviction order from 11 to 6 days. The Ontario Alliance to End Homelessness does not support this policy change.

Read our full statement

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