The current focus of the Aboriginal Standing Committee on Housing and Homelessness (ASCHH) is to implement the goals and objectives of the Strategic Planning workshop held February 25 – 27, 2011, at Nakoda Lodge. This document, the Strategic Plan for the Aboriginal Standing Committee on Housing and Homelessness 2011, replaces the former Strategic Plan written in 2009, and will provide guidance for ASCHH’s work until 2014. The Strategic Plan process and report was facilitated by Wolf Spirit Services Inc. The final report was reviewed, edited, and approved by the Co-Chairs and members of the Aboriginal Standing Committee on Housing and Homelessness.
Focusing on the individual pathways of homelessness alone (addictions, mental and physical health, family violence, etc.) is not adequate if we wish to truly improve the situation for Aboriginal people in Calgary. If it was, the efforts that already exist due to Calgary’s 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness would have created a measurable decrease in Aboriginal homelessness as they have for the general homeless population.