The Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) is a community-based program aimed at preventing and reducing homelessness by providing direct support and funding to 61 designated communities and to organizations that address Aboriginal homelessness across Canada.

In Nova Scotia, the HPS programme operates through community-based advisory boards - for HRM (the Community Advisory Board), and for rural Nova Scotia (the Rural and Remote Advisory Board).  These bodies are comprised of diverse groups of shelter and service providers, federal and provincial government representatives, the faith community, and people with first-hand experience of homelessness.


Designated Community of Halifax-Funded Projects/Programs 

HPS has funded 7 projects, for a total of $5,308,422.

Shelter Nova Scotia

Adsum for Women & Children

North End Community Health Centre

Salvation Army

YWCA Halifax

Elizabeth Fry Society

Affordable Housing Association of Nova Scotia

Full details are available here (.pdf)


Community Plan 2014-2019

View the Community Plan (.pdf)