The resources here are intended to help you get a running start at ending homelessness in your community and to help you learn from other communities who may already have solved the challenges your community faces.

Keep checking back here as we will be regularly adding resources and information.

Registry Week Toolkit

Collecting person-specific data is the key to ending homelessness for our most vulnerable (and often anonymous) homeless neighbours. A Registry Week is a coordinated outreach and triage assessment process to develop actionable data on every person experiencing homelessness. They are the organizing backbone of the 20,000 Homes Campaign.

This free toolkit walks communities step-by-step through the planning and execution of a local Registry Week. In this toolkit we also include a range of forms and templates you can use in your own Registry Week.

For a quick overview,  see the Registry Week Boot Camp train the trainer presentation – Click here to view or download the training presentation.

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Registry Week VI-SPDAT

The Vulnerability Index – Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool (VI-SPDAT) is a brief survey offered by the 20,000 Homes Campaign to help communities quickly determine whether a client has high, moderate, or low acuity.  The VI-SPDAT is a user friendly survey that can be administered by volunteers without intensive specialized training or experience.

Download a copy of the 20,000 Homes Campaign VI-SPDATs:

Click here for more information on the VI-SPDAT from the developer OrgCode Consulting Inc.

Registry Week – Point-in-Time Count Coordination for 2018

In consultation with the Homelessness Partnering Strategy, the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness has developed guidelines to allow 20,000 Homes Campaign communities to conduct Registry Weeks in coordination with their Point-in-Time Counts. Access the PiT and Registry Week Coordination Packet 2018 for details.

Survey Tools for Coordinated PiT Count/Registry Weeks:

20,000 Homes Campaign Monthly Report Form

Campaign communities are asked to submit monthly reports on housing move-ins and their By-Name List.

Access the 20,000 Homes Campaign monthly report form here


The campaign will host regular webcasts to share information and learning on different elements of the campaign. Upcoming dates are listed below.  Click here to visit the archive.

Date and Time Topic and Register
          Oct. 20, 2017            1:00pm-2:30pm EST By-Name Lists Intro
            Nov. 14, 2017               Noon-1:00pm EST By-Name List Scorecard
         Dec. 7, 2017            1:00pm-2:30pm EST Campaign Progress & HIFIS Update
        Jan 16, 2018            1:00-2:30pm EST Joint PiT/Registry Q&A

Additional Upcoming Dates for 2018 (All EST):

February 13th 1:30-3pm , March 5th Noon-1:30pm, April 10th 1-2:30pm
May 9th 1:30-3:00pm, June 7th Noon-1:30pm, July 17th 1-2:30pm,  August 23rd 1:30-3pm, Sept 17th Noon-1:30pm, October 11th 1:30-3pm, November 8th Noon-1:30, December 6th 1-2:30

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Privacy Guidelines

When we collect sensitive and very personal information we have an obligation to protect the privacy, safety and dignity of the individuals whose information is collected. The campaign has developed these guidelines and tools for participating communities.

20,000 Homes Campaign guidelines for dealing with personal information

20,000 Homes Campaign data sharing agreement

Sample client survey consent form

Public Relations Toolkit

We are building a movement! Movement building means reaching out to Canadians from all walks of life, getting them to care, getting their support and most importantly, getting them to take action in support of ending homelessness. Communication is an integral part of the 20,000 Homes Campaign.

This toolkit is designed to support your local campaign communications and community mobilization efforts before, during and after your Registry Week. The toolkit includes campaign backgrounders, suggested messaging, FAQs, a range of templates as well as some advice on media relations, social media and more.

Public Relations Toolkit

Housing First

A core element of the campaign is to help communities implement Housing First in a way that makes sense in each community. Through our national campaign team and partners in the field, we will provide communities with the coaching, training and technical assistance required to successfully implement Housing First programs.

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CAEH Training and Technical Assistance

Helping communities and organizations end homelessness with expert training and technical assistance.  See the website to learn more.  


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