The System Planner Organization
The Edmonton homeless-serving system’s primary roles in the broader social safety net are to provide:
>> Access to housing assistance
>> Access to stabilization supports
>> Safe, appropriate, temporary shelter
>> Links to appropriate community and public systems.
The homeless serving system cannot end homelessness on its own; to fully achieve the goals of the Plan, affordable housing and rent supports will be essential. To prevent homelessness and mitigate risk of those housed from becoming homeless again, we rely on the work of our poverty reduction and prevention partners, includingEndPoverty Edmonton, Capital Region Housing, Family and Community Support Services, as well as public systems and community services working in income assistance, health, child intervention, justice, and immigration and settlement. Moving forward, we will continue to work with system and community partners to articulate integration and alignment approaches, and our respective roles and responsibilities.