Reaching Home

Preventing, addressing, and working towards reducing chronic homelessness.

Map of BC
Central & Northern Vancouver Island Region

The Government of Canada’s Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy is a federal program that funds communities to prevent, address, and work towards reducing chronic homelessness. Nanaimo and the Cowichan Region are designated communities with Reaching Home.

Reaching Home is making a difference by:

  • Supporting initiatives helping to prevent and reduce homelessness.
  • Ensuring grants meet local needs by putting funding decisions in the hands of local service providers, residents, and First Nations.
  • Developing Coordinated Access Systems (CAS) to provide streamlined access to housing and supports.

Reaching Home in Your Community

Find all Reaching Home interviews on our YouTube channel.