Findings for the At Home / Chez Soi Project in Canada

By Tim Aubry

Aubry, T. (2013) Findings for the At Home / Chez Soi Project in Canada. CRECS' Ten Minute Window 1(5).

This TMW presents the findings of the At Home / Chez Soi Demonstration Project in Canada. Funded by Health Canada through the Mental Health Commission of Canada, the At Home / Chez Soi  Project investigated the effectiveness of Housing First approaches in five Canadian cities, Moncton, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, and Vancouver. The Ten Minute Window presents select findings on participant outcomes emerging from the two-year study.

See the video on CRECS Youtube Channel.

Keywords: evaluation, research, community services, social services, social programs, program for citizens, policies for citizens, social exclusion

About the author

Dr. Tim Aubry is a Full Professor in the School of Psychology and Director and Senior Researcher at the Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services at the University of Ottawa. He is currently holder of the Faculty of Social Sciences Research Chair in Community Mental Health and Homelessness. He is a member of the National Research Team and Co-lead of the Moncton site of the At Home / Chez Soi Demonstration Project.

Further Reading

Aubry, T., Farrell, S., Hwang, S., & Calhoun, M., "Identifying the patterns of emergency shelter stays of single individuals in Canadian cities of different sizes", Housing Studies, 28, 910-927. Available at .

Goering, P. N., Streiner, D. L., Adair, C.,Aubry, T., Barker, J., Distasio, J, Hwang, Komaroff, J., Latimer, E., Somers, J., & Zabkiewicz, D. M., "The At Home / Chez Soi trial protocol: A pragmatic, multi-site, randomized controlled trial of a Housing First intervention for homeless individuals with mental illness in five Canadian cities", BMJ Open, 1(2), 2011, 1-18.  Available at

Mental Health Commission of Canada (2012).  At Home / Chez Soi Interim Report.   Ottawa, ON: Authors.  Available at .

Tsemberis, S. (2010). Housing First: The Pathways Model to End Homelessness for People with Mental Illness and Addiction. Center City, MI: Darmouth PRC, Hazelden.

Further Information on At Home / Chez Soi Demonstration Project visit

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