10 Year Plan to End Homelessness

Edmonton Homeless Commission

Report template design, layout of 75 page report, illustration depicting Housing First process

In 2008, the City of Edmonton was facing a homelessness crisis. The city was just coming out of a 7-year boom that saw massive increases in home values and rent costs. This, coupled with an increase in the number of transient labour and cuts to mental illness programs, resulted in Edmonton’s homeless population increases by three times. Mayor Stephen Mandel setup a committee to develop a strategy to immediately address this growing problem. This report outlines the cities 10-year strategy.

Working with IBIS Communications, committee chair Linda Hughes and City of Edmonton lead Jay Freeman, we designed a report template that would be easily read by busy city councillors, provincial MLAs, federal MPs and their policy departments. The report was presented by Mayor Mandel at City Hall at a major press event on January 29, 2009.

The design of the report was so successful that it become the look and feel for the ongoing committee’s materials including, logo, stationary and annual update documents.

We are currently working on a redesign of the Commission’s website.