The TSN is a place to share projects and research that is relevant to our shelters. Please stay tuned for new postings.

TSN Strategic Planning Survey 2019

At this time, the TSN Board of Directors is embarking on a planning process in order to develop a strategic plan that will guide the organization over the coming 3 - 5 years. As a member based organization, the perspectives and ideas of TSN's members is critical to the planning process and over the coming month we will be reaching out in different ways to consult with TSN members.

 As a first step, we are inviting all TSN members to complete a survey which you can access through this link:

The survey will require about 15 minutes of your time.  The survey will be open for until Friday August 23, 2019.  The survey is confidential in that you do not need to provide your name.  We are seeking divergent perspectives and idea. Please contact Lindsay at if you have any questions.

Trans Safety in Shelters Project

The Toronto Shelter Network and Women’s Sector table are in the beginning stages of the Trans Safety in Shelters project. We are hoping to better understand the issues that the trans population face in the shelter system, and come up with recommendations on how to improve their safety. If you are interested in joining our working group, please contact Lindsay at

TSN Shelter Provider Health Survey 2017

The TSN undertook this survey with its members to better understand the current state of health service access within shelters and to identify priority health needs. The aim is to use this information to help inform future activities including shelter/health service partnership development, training and health service planning for shelters. 

Summary Report