It's time to change the story
It will take all of us
London is facing one of the most dire crises in our community’s history.
Too many Londoners are suffering and dying on our streets because of the impacts associated with homelessness. But we can change that with a movement to save lives and strengthen the community we call home.
That’s what the Health & Homelessness Movement for Change is all about – all of us, working together, to end this crisis.
The Movement is supported by a transformative $25 million donation from a generous anonymous donor family – The Health & Homelessness Fund for Change - which is administered by London Community Foundation and will support the implementation of Health & Homelessness System Response.
There has never been a more important time to give or get involved.
A Whole of Community Response Needs Whole of Community Support
A Moment We Must Meet Together
This is a crisis many decades in the making. So what makes this moment different? In addition to the transformative Fund opportunity, a collective of community experts across sectors have designed a system response to this crisis that is a first of its kind in London, and unique in Ontario. And implementation of that system – created collaboratively by more than 200 individuals representing nearly 70 local organizations in community health and social services, institutional healthcare, education, emergency services, business and economic development, land and housing development and multiple levels of government – is now underway.
Learn more about the Health & Homelessness Whole of Community Response.
Stay up to date on the system transformation and the Fund.
Government relations and advocacy for system funding is underway with multiple levels of government, and London City Council has pledged $2.8 million for initial implementation needs.
$5 Million Matching Fund
When you give now, every one of your dollars becomes two via an additional $5 million matching fund powered by the generous anonymous donor family that is making this movement possible.
This isn’t a challenge – this is a calling.
It speaks to who we are as human beings, and what we hope to become as a community. Londoners all across our city are ready to meet the moment.
System Change Cannot Happen Without You
The system has two key foundations: Hubs and Housing. Hubs will support individuals to move safely inside, become stabilized, access wrap-around supports, be connected to the right housing and receive support to stay housed, with the goal of creating 100 high-support housing units by the end of 2023 and 600 over 3 years.
The system needs your support. Sign up to learn more.
Join The Movement
Doing nothing is not an option.
It’s time to show up in a new way on this issue, together, and change the story of health and homelessness in our community, forever. With a transformative gift, a monumental shift, and a made-in-London solution – there has never been a more important time to get involved.
Say you’re in and be the first to know about Fund and system updates.
If you have questions about the Movement for Change, email us at email@example.com
Be a part of this moment in London’s history
Your donation will go directly to building this transformative solution to change the lives of hundreds of marginalized Londoners, and address the impacts of this crisis that are felt by so many – from the agencies who have been in this fight for decades to the businesses and organizations that drive our local economy.
Plus, you’ll send a message directly to other levels of government that London leaders are stepping up and it’s time for them to join us in the most important fight we’ve ever faced.
Changing the story of health and homelessness in our community will take all of us.
About the fund
The Health & Homelessness Fund for Change is administered by London Community Foundation, powered by the generosity of London’s business and community leaders and enabled by a transformative gift by a London family who wishes to remain anonymous but whom has pledged $25 million to seed the fund, with an additional $5 million in matching dollars to encourage others to join this legacy fight.
Learn more by contacting the Fund for Change Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To discuss a gift to the fund, please contact Diane Silva at email@example.com.
We acknowledge that we are gathered today on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabek (AUh-nish-in-ah-bek), Haudenosaunee (Ho-den-no-show-nee), Lūnaapéewak (Len-ah-pay-wuk) and Attawandaron (Add-a-won-da-run).
We acknowledge all the treaties that are specific to this area: the Two Row Wampum Belt Treaty of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy/Silver Covenant Chain; the Beaver Hunting Grounds of the Haudenosaunee NANFAN Treaty of 1701; the McKee Treaty of 1790, the London Township Treaty of 1796, the Huron Tract Treaty of 1827, with the Anishinaabeg, and the Dish with One Spoon Covenant Wampum of the Anishnaabek and Haudenosaunee.
The three Indigenous Nations that are neighbours to London are the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation; Oneida Nation of the Thames; and the Munsee-Delaware Nation who all continue to live as sovereign Nations with individual and unique languages, cultures and customs.
This Land Acknowledgement is a first step towards reconciliation. It is the work of all citizens to step towards decolonizing practices and bringing our awareness into action. We encourage everyone to be informed about the traditional lands, Treaties, history, and cultures of the Indigenous people local to their region.