The Alleviating Homelessness: WISE Research is the first study of its kind in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Its main purpose is to provide longitudinal data to identify the effectiveness of WISEs and compare them with other interventions for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The five-year research project is utilizing a quasi-experimental design to identify the impact of WISEs on outcomes such as employment and housing stabilization, as well as the returns for government investment in these types of WISEs. The project has partnered with five WISEs in the GTA to compare employment and training models with the objective of identifying effective practices to support job seekers who currently are, or are at risk of, homelessness.
This interim report presents findings up to 2020.