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Participate in NHS Process

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The Federal Government is undertaking a broad consultation on the priorities for a National Housing Strategy.   This is a very significant development.    We need everyone to share their thoughts and ideas.  Go to the website   Let’s Talk Housing https://www.letstalkhousing.ca/.  This is an opportunity to share concerns and table suggestions about improving the lives of those in […]

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Fall 2016 Workshops

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HHUG is pleased to announce its Fall, 2016 workshop line up.  Back by popular demand – Community Housing and Housing Stability System – An Overview (previously called HSS 103).  These workshops are a great and cost effective ($15 each) to orient new staff and students or as a way to refresh and update knowledge base […]

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HHUG AGM and RTA Consultation

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On June 1st HHUG  held our Annual General Meeting.  It was facilitated by our  Chair, Kristine Dearlove.  The 2016-2017  Steering Committee was elected.  Our staff person Lynn Macaulay presented highlights from 2015-2016.  These are further detailed in our Annual Report. The brief AGM was followed by a consultation on proposed changes to the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA).  HHUG was […]

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Community Guide to End Homelessness

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HHUG is very pleased to partner with the Region of Waterloo in the creation of Community Guide to End Homelessness  This new resource provides a number of ways in which community members can support our collective goal of ending homelessness in Waterloo Region.  While there are a few printed copies, this is meant to be a […]

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HHUG Selects a New Advocacy Goal

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At the December, 2015  HHUG Steering Committee meeting, the members chose a new advocacy focus – working to reduce discharges to homelessness (including to shelters) from Provincial institutions and services.   This is a recommendation of the Expert Advisory Panel on Homelessness’ report – A Place to Call Home   According to the report “many people experiencing hidden […]

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HHTH Supports HHUG

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The 2nd Annual Hockey Helps the Homeless (HHTH)  tournament, held on October 30th, 2015 resulted in HHUG receiving just over $20 000.   A huge thanks to the local volunteers and players, HHTH staff, and the NHL Alumni and Canadian Woman’s Olympians who made the day possible!  HHUG shares the proceeds with the YWCA-KW, House of […]