About

Contact: Abe Oudshoorn – aoudsho@uwo.ca, 519-854-2085

The London Homeless Coalition (LHC) exists to advise, shape and coordinate community responses to homelessness, and related needs to the London area.

The LHC is an open network of individuals interested in the issue of homelessness in London, Ontario.  Anyone may attend and participate in Homeless Coalition meetings.  Anyone may sign-up to receive email updates, which entitles one to general membership status.  The Coalition is led by a Steering Committee, which is an annually elected body, to which anyone can self-nominate.

The Coalition also maintains an email list referred to as the ‘Volunteer Network’ to which anyone can add their email.  This provides a means by which interested individuals can be approached for assistance on projects, fundraising, activities, etc.

Mission:

The London Homeless Coalition exists to advise, shape and coordinate community responses to homelessness, and related needs to the London area.

The LHC makes long-term commitments through strategic initiatives with a vision toward eliminating homelessness that respects and involves the collective research, expertise and experience of the City of London and its community.

Philosophy:

1.1         To maintain a participatory, respectful and inclusive process in the planning, development and ongoing activities of the coalition.

1.2         To keep motivated through action-oriented, result focused activities.

1.3         To prevent conflict by identifying broad funding priorities and not approving individual agency funding requests.

1.4         To maintain liaison with all levels of government and support their active participation.

1.5         To incorporate the Coalition’s definition of homelessness into all of its actions and activities.