Homeless Prevention Allowances RFP

On behalf of Jan Richardson, City of London:

The City of London is seeking Request for Proposal (RFP) submissions from qualified organizations to administer London Homeless Prevention Allowances (Allowances) for individuals and families experiencing homelessness.  Qualified organization are considered to be currently operating London based Housing First programs that are funded by the City of London Homeless Prevention Service Area.  Allowances are intended to assist individuals and families experiencing persistent and chronic homelessness with their efforts to achieve housing stability.

The Request for Proposal is available at:*.main?toPage=landingpage/StSupplierTenderDetail.jsp&bidOrgId=11003115&tndrId=27111528

The closing date for the London Homeless Prevention Allowance Program RFP is:   Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 2:00 pm.

A Question and Answer session will be held:    August 17, 2017 – 9:30 am to 10:30 am at City Hall, Committee Room # 3, 300 Dufferin Ave.  London, ON

Update from Federal HPS

NEWSLETTER – July 2017
•       Appointment opportunities at the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
•       Substance Use and Addictions Program ─ Call for Proposals 2017
•       Engagement Process on the Redesign of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy

Appointment Opportunities at the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Would you like to promote housing affordability and choice at a senior level? Contribute to the well‑being of the housing sector and the national economy? If so, the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is currently looking to fill the Chairperson and Directors positions.

The Board of Directors is responsible for managing the affairs of the Corporation and the conduct of its business in accordance with the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Act, the Financial Administration Act, and the National Housing Act. Pursuant to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Act, the stewardship of the Corporation is the responsibility of the Board of Directors.

Candidates are invited to submit their application<> online until August 14, 2017. Visit the CMHC’s website<> to get more information on appointment opportunities.

Substance Use and Addictions Program ─ Call for Proposals 2017
Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program (SUAP) is pleased to invite eligible organizations to submit applications to support evidence-informed and innovative health promotion, prevention, harm reduction and treatment initiatives to address substance use issues related to licit and illicit psychoactive substances.

Apply now! You have until August 4 to send your application. For more information about the Call for Proposal, please visit the Government of Canada’s website<>.

Engagement Process on the Redesign of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy
Canadians are now invited to participate in the online engagement to inform the redesign of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS). The online engagement process will be open from July 17, 2017 to the end of August 2017. All Canadians, organizations, governments, etc. are invited to share their ideas on how to prevent and reduce homeless across Canada through the online survey and by sharing their stories.

The online engagement will be complemented by roundtables in summer and fall 2017 led by the Advisory Committee on Homelessness, chaired by Parliamentary Secretary Adam Vaughan. For more information about the engagement process, please visit the online engagement tool<> webpage.

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Best regards,

Community Development and Homelessness Partnerships Directorate
Employment and Social Development Canada / Government of Canada
140 Promenade du Portage, Phase IV, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0J9<>
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Poverty Reduction Fund

Local Poverty Reduction Fund

2017 Call for Proposals

 Registration Deadline: June 7, 2017 at 5:00 pm 

 Deadline to Submit a Proposal – June 28, 2017 at 5:00 pm

For full details and to apply visit:


 The Province of Ontario, Local Poverty Reduction Fund has released its’ 2017 proposal call.

There are several funding streams available including:

  • General
  • Homeless Related Proposals
  • Indigenous-led projects
  • Food Security Related Proposals (New in 2017)


Organizations that submit homelessness related projects must include a letter of support from the local service system manager (page 24 of the 2017 Call for Proposals Application Guide).  The City of London, is the Service Manager.

Organizations are advised to consider how their project connects to London’s Homeless Prevention System – A Three Year Implementation Planwhen drafting their proposals.

Please submit a request for a letter of support and a brief summary of the proposal no later than June 23, 2017 to Jan Richardson, Manager, Homeless Prevention to request a letter prior to submitting your proposal.  Jan can be reached at or 519-661-2489 ext. 1852.

Poverty Reduction Strategy Input

Messages for Frontline and Processing Staff

Canada’s Poverty Reduction Strategy

The Government of Canada has launched an engagement website where interested individuals and organizations can provide their input and opinions on Canada’s Poverty Reduction Strategy until June 30, 2017.

In addition to online engagement, people are welcome to mail in their comments and suggestions for reducing poverty by:

  • Sending letters addressed to the Minister of Families, Children, and Social Development;
  • Calling 1 800 O Canada (1 800 622-6232), visiting their local Service Canada office or contacting their local MP to obtain a printed copy of a “host your own discussion” toolkit (also available at

Feedback can be mailed to:

Social Policy Directorate
140 Promenade du Portage
Phase IV, Office 3A086
Gatineau, QC K1A 0J9

As well, a #ReducePoverty youth contest has been launched and will run until August 14, 2017.

Thank you.

Melanie Wyke

Service Manager / Citizen Services and Program Delivery Branch, Ontario Region
Service Canada / Government of Canada / Tel : 647-252-0131
Gestionnaire de services/i / Direction générale des services aux citoyens et de l’exécution des programmes, Région de l’Ontario
Service Canada / Gouvernement du Canada / Tél : 647-252-0131