ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE

The Edmonton Coalition Housing and Homelessness (ECOHH) is a not-for-profit that was created in 1986 to provide education and advocacy for homelessness and affordable housing. By creating a unified voice to promote change to public policy, increasing community knowledge and sharing information, ECOHH plays an active role in the community. The majority of members are local non-governmental associations with the private sector, alongside independent individuals. Although not members, representatives from the municipal government participate at the ECOHH table.

WHAT WE DO

  • ECOHH promotes awareness, advocates, and takes action on housing issues to enhance community life.

  • ​ECOHH has a vision to create a broad based, unified voice to promote change to public policy, increase community knowledge and share information on affordable housing.​

  • ECOHH invites membership from all groups and organizations concerned with issues related to people having challenges with decent housing.  Membership entitles an organization to attend meetings and to receive information, to stay informed about what is happening and to have a voice in advocacy. 

  • To raise awareness of housing issues, ECOHH is the sponsor of the annual Homeless Memorial.

OUR MISSION

The Edmonton Coalition On Housing and Homelessness promotes awareness, advocates, and takes action on housing issues to enhance community life.

OUR VISION

  • Edmonton is a city with safe, appropriate, affordable housing for all.

  • Edmonton is a city that cares and makes housing a priority, where housing is provided according to needs and choices.

  • Voices are heard and answered.

OUR GOALS

  • Develop Terms of Reference

  • Inform the public on matters of housing and homelessness

  • Advocacy, research, and awareness

  • Secure sustainable funding

  • Recruit, develop, engage, and retain membership

  • Increase member understanding of and participation in housing security issues

OUR TEAM

  • Chair: Laura Murphy, Affordable Housing Solutions Lab, University of Alberta

  • Treasurer: Nadine Chalifoux, Individual Member

  • Secretary: Jennifer Bell, Individual Member

  • Board Member: Delmy Garcia-Hoyt, Boyle Street Community Services