Computers for School Initiative

Hello everyone,

The Homelessness Partnering (HP) Secretariat is pleased to announce that a contract is in place with Computers for Schools (CFS) for the deployment of refurbished computers to organizations that provide emergency sheltering services to the homeless population.

Computers for Schools (CFS) is a national, federal government-led initiative that operates in cooperation with all provinces and territories, the private and the volunteer sectors.  CFS collects, repairs and refurbishes donated surplus computers from government and private sector sources and distributes them to schools, public libraries and not-for-profit organizations throughout Canada.

Available refurbished computers will be no more than 3 years old and equipped with the following:

*             Processor :  Core Duo

*             Operating System:  Windows 7

*             Memory 4 GB or more

*             Storage:  80 GB or more

HP Secretariat will oversee the allocation of equipment on a first come, first serve basis and priority will be given to emergency shelters implementing HIFIS.

Steps to request equipment:

1)            Complete and sign the attached ‘Request for Computer Equipment’ form.

CFS Request Forms 2013

*             When submitting this form, please ensure you provide a list of locations where the computers will be deployed in the box provided (if there is not enough space, please list on a separate page)

*             The requester’s signature is required where indicated

2)            Return the completed “Request for Computer Equipment” form to the HP Secretariat for processing.  Forward to the attention of Carolyne Guilbert.

*             Electronically at <>  or

*             By fax to 819-994-4211

3)            Organizations will be contacted by the HP Secretariat once their request has been approved and forwarded to Industry Canada for processing.

We encourage submission of applications as soon as possible. Deadline for requests to be submitted is no later than March 5th, 2014.


World Homeless Action Day – Memorial Unveiling


 The London Homeless Coalition and the City of London invite you to the unveiling of a public monument commemorating lives lost as a result of homelessness in London.

DATE:           Thursday, October 10, 2013

TIME:            10:00 – 10:30 am

PLACE:         Campbell Park, 380 Dundas Street  (west of Colborne)

The Public Monument is engraved with the words “Honouring and Remembering Lives Lost through Homelessness in London” and the unveiling takes place on World Homeless Action Day.

A light ‘snack to go’ will be available.

Please RSVP to Jan Regan at or 519-661-2500 ext. 1852 by Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Campbell Park Map

Request for Proposals

The City of London has put out a request for proposals for a community plan regarding street involved sex work.  This is a component of our homelessness prevention strategy, and a priority population of the London Homeless Coalition.  Info is as follows:

Request for Proposal 13-37 Develop a London Community Plan Regarding Street Involved Sex Work

The above Proposal document can be downloaded from the City’s website. If you wish to submit a bid, please be sure to register your company on line for the Proposal. Any questions about this Proposal can be forwarded to