The HomeFree Collective includes not-for-profit housing providers and social service agencies, landlords and property management companies, developers and builders, realtors and mortgage brokers, persons with a lived experience of homelessness, urban Aboriginal community representatives, foundations and individual funders, university professors and student researchers, government agencies, community leaders and concerned citizens, and political representatives from all four levels of government. Together, the Collective works towards a community-wide approach to ending homelessness in our community.
The HomeFree Collective has been redesigned to become more action-focused, responsive, and inclusive of both the voices of people with a lived experience of homelessness and of the urban Aboriginal community.
At the core of the HomeFree Collective is the Lived Experience Committee, which is made up of people who have experienced homelessness and are now housed. The Collective receives information from and provides feedback to three working committees: Policy & Governance, Aboriginal, and Housing & Supports.
The working process is as follows:
- Challenges and opportunities to ending homelessness in the community are discussed at the committee tables.
- The challenges and opportunities are then are brought to the Chairs Committee and distilled into key issues and policy recommendations.
- The challenges and opportunities are then brought to a
community to government advisory group consisting of
our political representatives.