Innovative Solutions to Homelessness - Contribution Project


Employment and Social Development Canada


Applicants are invited to submit proposals for projects that develop innovative and effective best practices or innovatively build capacity to prevent or reduce homelessness in Canada.  Successful applicants will receive funding between $25,000 to a maximuim of $500,000 to create and/or evaluate concrete and potentially groundbreaking best practices that can be used to improve client outcomes.


The Innovative Solutions to Homelessness funding stream is delivered nationally and supports development of innovative approaches to reducing homelessness.  Funding can be used to support activities in three key areas: community based innovative projects to reduce homelessness and/or the cost of homelessness; building strategic partnerships with key stakeholders; and testing and/or sharing tools, social metrics, and research findings geared towards homelessness.

Indirect Costs



If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Please submit to the Office of Research email address at by the internal deadline

External Deadline

How to Apply

Once your application is completed, please submit all required documents by email to

For more information please refer to the website

For Questions, please contact

Office of Research

Linda McCorkindale, Contracts Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x56257

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