This is our library of resources on Lived Experience best practices in homelessness work.

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Nothing about us without us: Centering lived experience and revolutionary care in efforts to end and prevent homelessness in Canada

Radical Housing Journal

This paper considers the importance revolutionary care as integral to the goals of ending and preventing homelessness and achieving housing justice in Canada. This paper is by Alex Nelson,  a Steering Committee member.

Peers and Lived Experience

Built for Zero Canada – The information and resources here are intended to support your efforts in working with peers and engaging people with lived experience (PWLE) in meaningful ways in your work to prevent and end homelessness.

Lived Experience as Expertise: Considerations in the Development of Advisory Groups of People with Lived Experience of Homelessness and/or Poverty

The Homeless Hub

Research of LGBTQ2S Lived Experience of Homelessness in Calgary

Hilary L. Chapple for The Homeless Hub

Making the Shift (MtS) Scholars with Lived Experience Network

The Homeless Hub

The Lived Experience of Establishing a Home After a Period of Homelessness

By Monica Iaquinta for The Homeless Hub

Engagement Toolkit: People with Lived Experience in BC’s Capital Region

Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness

Reflections of a homeless population’s lived experience with substance abuse

By J. Lowe and S. Gibson

Take the Story, Take the Needs and Do Something: Grassroots Women Prioritize Community Based Action on Homelessness  by Emily Paradis

The Opportunity Project: Telling a New Story About Youth Homelessness in Ottawa

A Way Home Ottawa

Moving Forward, Together: Why Integrate People with Experiences of Homelessness

By Laura Prescott and Leah Harris

National Alliance to End Homelessness: Lived Experience of Homelessness Resources, Blogs, and Posts

Lived Experience of Homelessness Supports

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