The 2016 Foundation is a group of prominent business people committed to eliminating homelessness. The Foundation will address city-specific opportunities in five major cities ( Ottawa , Toronto , Montreal , Calgary , and Vancouver ). The Foundation's goals are to eliminate homelessness by the year 2016 through securing Provincial and Federal funding commitments; creating a ten year action plan in five major cities; and through partnerships with the private sector, community groups and municipalities. Joe Fontana is the former Liberal Cabinet Minister of Housing. He is an advocate for the homeless and strives to help raise awareness on their plight.
The Daily Bread Food Bank is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to fighting hunger. Last year, over 900,000 people in the GTA relied on food banks. Daily Bread and its member agencies serve the majority of these people through neighborhood food banks and meal programs in over 160 member agencies. In an effort to eliminate the need for food banks, Daily Bread educates the public, conducts research and advocates realistic government policies.
S2H was the plan endorsed by Toronto City Council in February 2005 with the goal of ending street homelessness. In partnership with contracted community-based service providers , S2H, a program of Shelter, Support and Housing Administration Division, helps homeless people living outdoors to get a safer place to sleep and find long-term housing.