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Finding housing

British Columbia

Dedicated mental health housing

HealthLink BC lists contact information and intake criteria for housing programs. Access mental health–funded housing through regional health authorities:

Non-dedicated housing

BC Housing

Housing and support options for B.C. residents include:

Co-operative housing

Aboriginal housing programs

Alberta

Dedicated mental health housing

Alberta Health Services is responsible for the Regional Housing Program (formerly Regional Mental Health Housing and Approved Home Program).

Most Canadian Mental Health Association branches have housing programs. Check mymentalhealth.ca for a list of services offered by each branch.

Non-dedicated housing

Housing and Urban Affairs is responsible for affordable housing programs, which are delivered through local housing providers. Use Find housing to get contact information for the housing management body in your area.

Co-operative housing

Emergency and transitional housing

Saskatchewan

Non-dedicated housing

The Saskatchewan Housing Corporation is responsible for affordable housing programs, including:

  • Affordable Housing Program
  • Social Housing Program

The Ministry of Social Services administers the Saskatchewan Rental Housing Supplement.

Co-operative housing

Manitoba

Dedicated mental health housing

Most housing is provided by mental health non-profit organizations.

Search the Manitoba Community Resource Data Warehouse for providers' contact information (choose the subject heading "housing-mental health").

Non-dedicated housing

Housing and Community Development is responsible for affordable and subsidized rental housing. Find information about programs, eligibility and how to apply for housing.

Emergency and transitional housing

Ontario

Dedicated mental health housing

The Mental Health Helpline (ConnexOntario) directory of services includes information about agencies that administer housing for people with mental health problems.

Housing Help Centres provide information about supported housing.

Non-dedicated housing

The Ontario Non-profit Housing Association offers a list of local access groups that help people find social housing.

The Housing Help Association of Ontario provides information about services that can help with:

  • housing access
  • housing stabilization 
  • eviction prevention.

Co-operative housing

New Brunswick

Non-dedicated housing

The Ministry of Social Development provides program descriptions and contact information for:

  • public housing
  • Rent Supplement Assistance Program
  • Non-profit Housing Program
  • Rural and Native / Basic Shelter Rental Program.

Co-operative housing

Nova Scotia

Non-dedicated housing

Housing Nova Scotia is responsible for affordable housing programs. The programs are administered by regional Housing Authority offices.

Co-operative housing

Prince Edward Island

Non-dedicated housing

The Department of Community Services and Seniors operates housing units across the province

Co-operative housing

Newfoundland and Labrador

Non-dedicated housing

The Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation operates the Rental Housing Program. Regional offices have lists of groups that provide non-profit housing.

Co-operative housing

Emergency and transitional housing

Transition House Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (abused women and their children): Find a shelter.

Yukon

The Yukon Housing Corporation administers social housing programs.

Co-operative housing

Northwest Territories

The Northwest Territories Housing Corporation is responsible for social housing. 

Co-operative housing

Nunavut

The Nunavut Housing Corporation is responsible for the Public Housing Program.

Co-operative housing 


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