Volunteers make up 80% of ’ staff, and play a major role in supporting our mission and helping us better understand individuals facing hidden homelessness. To show our appreciation for our volunteers, we interviewed our UX Research team on their work and the impact they aim to make.


This is probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to write — however with every ending comes a new beginning. We want to be transparent to our end-users, supporters, and community as to why we made this decision.

This was a difficult decision and something that took months…

Why 25% of Canadian Municipal Governments incorporated tech solutions into their homelessness prevention strategies

In order to prevent homelessness in municipalities, that includes a variety of policies, practices, and interventions including

  • Structural prevention
  • Systems prevention
  • Early Interventions
  • Eviction Prevention
  • Housing security

To implement these strategies there needs to be strong cooperation between municipal governments, their social service ecosystems…

What if your team’s skills could be used to help prevent homelessness?

has already partnered with Twitter, TD, Fiix, and Manulife in order to engage employees in supporting tech solutions to combat homelessness. Our chatbot is just the first step in helping individuals at risk of homelessness…

What does it mean to empower individuals facing homelessness with technology? What is the intersection of technology, human-centered design, and government relations in our work? Here is a look at our journey and the nuances of Ample Labs’ work through the lens of our dedicated Board of Directors.

But first…

Meet Cam Galindo, an adventure-loving 26-year-old who’s also an elected public School Board Trustee in Hamilton. He’s been to 29 countries, was a , and loves being with people!

Born in Colombia, he moved to Canada when he was just six years old. He recently…

“I’m not ready to talk about what happened to me.”

Jade shared an apartment with a partner and faced constant domestic abuse. Terrified and without close connections to family to stay with, she decides to leave with her dog. She finds when searching for crisis help, which refers her…

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed many of us on the edge, suffering in silence.

Once CERB runs out and landlords are able to evict again, who among us will be affected?

As more jobs open up again, what kind of barriers will keep those needing work from being hired?


When Joel was 15, he was living in shelters. He went from Calgary to Edmonton, then Vancouver and finally Toronto. He decided to explore because he had nothing to lose.

In 2015, Megan signed a 1-year lease in Kensington Market but only stayed there for three weeks. Her landlord was extremely creepy — and with the help of friends and family, she could make the move.

It was the perfect spot in Kensington Market, a ten-minute walk from OCADU where…

Ample Labs

ample Labs is a social enterprise empowering those of us facing homelessness with technology. 👉

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