ACTION PLAN

Goal #1: Create a viable Toronto Shelter Network

Key Strategies: 

  • Establish Three Year Goals that are validated and approved by the membership
  • Create and implement a revenue/fee strategy
  • Establish an organizational structure and policies
  • Establish a membership base (target – 80% of shelters)

Goal # 2: Engage shelter service providers in continuous quality improvement/client responsiveness initiatives

Key Strategies: 

  • Develop a mechanism for tracking and sharing research, best practices, standards and shelter  sector changes/developments with members
  • Develop and implement shelter standards and quality improvement priorities in collaboration with the City of Toronto

Goal # 3: Advocate for policies and resources that improve shelter services so that they end homelessness for people

Key Strategies:

  • Collaborate in research to influence policy/programming regarding shelter service delivery in Toronto
  • Facilitate access to evidence based information and practices
  • Establish strategic alliances with the City of Toronto to move forward the Housing Stability Services Plan
  • Establish strategic alliances with Networks working to end homelessness

Goal # 4: Develop collaborative programs and initiatives to improve outcomes for shelter users

Key Strategies:

  • Develop and implement integrated service models in collaboration with other sectors, such as corrections, health and child welfare to mitigate homelessness, improve access to housing, etc. 
  • Advocate with other sectors (corrections, police) whose policies and programs impact clients/shelter users