Canadian Homelessness Research Network

The Canadian Homelessness Research Network (CHRN) brings together top researchers on homelessness in Canada. Working in collaboration with a range of key stakeholders and institutions (in the non-profit sector and in government), this group is committed to enhancing the impact of research on the homelessness crisis.

The CHRN is housed at York University, Toronto, but will support the work of regional networks across Canada as well as clusters focused on topical issues (Street youth, Income and Employment, Justice Issues, Aboriginal homelessness, Women and homelessness). Their activities, focusing on education, networking and knowledge mobilization, aim to provide a national and international forum for sharing and collaboration between researchers, service providers, and policy and program developers, in order to explore the links between research and action, and to move towards effective long-term solutions to homelessness.

The CHRN also has as its mandate to take over the management and operation of The Homeless Hub. The Homeless Hub, launched in 2007, has emerged as a place where community services providers, researchers, government representatives, and the general public can access and share research, stories, and best practices. Anyone can access and share the latest research, policy and best practices associated with alleviating homelessness and housing instability.