The Homeless Individuals and Families Information System (H1FIS) developed from a CMHC initiative to carry out research that would culminate in the production of standardized data and information about the homeless across Canada.
(6) The remainder of this article has been directly based on: original tapes of the Vancouver HIFIS press conference, and training sessions delivered in Vancouver, HIFIS training aids, the HIFIS Pilot Testing Phase, Final Recommendations Document, March 2001, the HIFIS Getting Started Installation and Configuration Guide, and also the HIFIS Fact Sheet: The Homeless Individuals and Families Information System. Ottawa: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, 2001.
The system, Homeless Individuals and Families Information System
or HIFIS, which is currently the bailiwick of Human Resources Development Canada, has cost more than $1.3 million in consulting, planning, designing, programming, testing and re-testing.