What Works: Effective Policies and Programs for the Homeless Population in Canada

The purpose of this study is to undertake a broad synthesis and analysis that critically examines federal, provincial, sub-provincial and international instruments, policies, and practices aimed at fostering the inclusion of homeless persons through:• Employment related activities that increase labour market attachment and integration;
• Opportunities for skills development; and
• Higher literacy and essential skills achievement via effective policy and program development strategies.
While the goal of the study is to examine Canadian policies and programs, experiences from other countries, notably the United States, England and Scotland, were reviewed to offer a broader perspective on the Canadian experience.