Zero Homelessness in Toronto
Can we end homelessness in Toronto? Absolutely! This is a bold and ambitious goal but we believe by mobilizing our community and working together it can be achieved.
Fred Victor has a strong working relationship with the City of Toronto and is well positioned to partner with federal and provincial departments to realize new public housing goals.
For the first time in over 50 years all three levels of government have committed to housing. This year, the federal government announced sweeping new initiatives. They will need experienced, proven partners like Fred Victor to deliver to their vision to reduce homelessness across the country by 50%.
While emergency services will always be necessary because of emergencies, trauma and personal crisis, preventing people from becoming homeless in the first place, and rehousing people who are already homeless is both the humane and fiscally sound thing to do.
Fred Victor chairs the Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness (TAEH) – a community-based collective impact initiative. In May 2018, the TAEH launched the ZERO TO campaign to end chronic homelessness in Toronto. It is based on work being done internationally along the Build For Zero model – a framework for communities to redesign their local systems in order to effectively negate chronic homelessness.
The campaign has the goal of reaching zero homelessness by 2025.