About BC Rural & Remote Homelessness Partnering Strategy:

The Prince George Nechako Aboriginal Employment and Training Association (PGNAETA) is pleased to work in partnership with the Government of Canada in delivering the BC Rural & Remote Homelessness Partnering Strategy (2014-2019). The Homelessness Partnering Strategy is an initiative supported by Service Canada aimed at reducing and preventing homelessness across Canada.

The HPS is delivered through a unique community-based approach that gives communities the flexibility and tools to identify and address their own community's distinct homelessness needs and priorities. Within the strategy there are five (5) key priority area's in which projects can be supported.

Priority areas include:

  1. Reducing homelessness through a Housing First approach; client intake & assessments, connecting individuals with permanent housing, case management, data collection and monitoring each individual.
  2. To improve the self-sufficiency of homelessness individuals and families those who are at imminent risk of homelessness through individualized services; connecting individuals to community supports and supporting their success, social supports to improve social integration and address basic or urgent needs.
  3. To preserve or increase the capacity of facilities used to address the needs of people who are homeless or at imminent risk.
  4. To ensure coordination of resources and leveraging through partnerships; developing a broader community model, identifying, integrating and improving services, partnership development and working with the housing sector to identify opportunities.
  5. To improve data collection and use; identifying the homeless population, tracking, up to date point in time counts, community indicators and information and collection sharing.

The agreement between PGNAETA and the Government of Canada is a five year agreement to serve as the Community Entity and encompasses the delivery of $4.9 million dollars investment into projects across the Province over the course of the agreement.

Delivery Structure:

Under the Community Entity Model, PGNAETA works collaboratively with the BC Regional Advisory Board (RAB), an ad-hoc Committee who is responsible for providing guidance and recommendation to the implementation and delivery of the Community Investment funds.


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