The City of Toronto has received additional federal Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) funding for 2016/17 and 2017/18.

Shelter, Support, and Housing Administration division (SSHA), will use these funds to address homelessness in accordance with the legal contribution agreement with the federal government, and the priorities outlined in the city’s HPS Community Plan and SSHA’s Housing Stability Service Plan.

SSHA is making $300,000 of HPS funding available to eligible and interested city-funded shelter providers to reimburse training related costs that were incurred between April 1, 2016 and February 28, 2017, in order to comply with the updated requirements of the Toronto Shelter Standards.


All community-operated shelters that are funded by the City of Toronto and in good standing are deemed to be eligible applicants. Shelters operated directly by the City are not eligible for this funding.

Eligible training related costs included:

  • Training registration fees
  • Cost for courses or delivery of courses (if separate from registration fees)
  • Course materials (manuals, relevant equipment costs, etc.), if applicable
  • Staffing costs (e.g., staff time to attend training, backfill/relief staff costs).

Transit, transportation, mileage, accommodation and/or meal costs incurred are not eligible for reimbursement.


Eligible and interested shelter providers must complete the Training Reimbursement Application Form that is found in the Request for Applications document (see link provided under “Resources”). The Request for Applications document includes more detailed instructions and other important information.

Application Deadline:

The completed application must be received by 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Applications received after this deadline will be not be considered for funding.

Funding Decision:

Shelter providers will be notified of their funding decision and amounts on or before March 31, 2017.
Resources: Request for Applications: Shelter Provider Training Reimbursement

Contact Information: For more information about this Bulletin, please contact Mark Kim at 416-392-8783 or