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A reminder that this article from our magazine Visions was published more than 1 year ago. It is here for reference only. Some information in it may no longer be current. It also represents the point of the view of the author only. See the author box at the bottom of the article for more about the contributor.

Visions Journal, 2017, 12 (3), p. 39

BC Housing

BC Housing is the provincial agency that coordinates emergency, supported, transitional, market, and other housing options in BC. Visit to find housing programs, learn more about housing in BC, and find tenant education resources. To look for supported housing, in particular, go to Housing Assistance > Housing with support


PovNet is an anti-poverty community where Canadians can find advocates and information around housing, tenant’s rights, disability, income assistance, and other topics. Visit to find housing advocates and resources in your area.

TRAC (Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre)

TRAC educates tenants of their rights and responsibilities so they work well with landlords, manage problems or disputes, and protect themselves. Visit for resources like The Tenant Survival Guide and the Tenant Infoline.

The Homeless Hub

The Homeless Hub is an online library and information centre for housing and homelessness in Canada. Visit to learn more about the issues, explore solutions, find education resources, and more.

Mental Health Commission of Canada

The Mental Health Commission of Canada explores housing and homelessness and its impact on mental health. Visit to find key reports like Turning the Key: Assessing Housing and Related Supports for Persons Living with Mental Health Problems and Illness and research reports from the At Home/Chez Soi project on supportive housing. To access housing resources, go to Focus Areas > Housing and Homelessness.

Canadian Housing First Toolkit

Based on the results of the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s At Home/Chez Soi project, the Canadian Housing First Toolkit provides information, resources, and tools for communities and organizations that would like to implement Housing First principles and approaches. Visit to learn more.

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