Hi, I'm Ali Ryder

I help communities with the Homeless Individuals and Families Information System (HIFIS 4).

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Ali Ryder
  • ACRE Consulting

    “Ali is a HIFIS GODDESS”

    Simcoe County

  • ACRE Consulting

    “Ali saves communities from their HIFIS woes”

    Infrastructure Canada

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    “Thank you, Ali, for existing!”

    Region of Waterloo

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    “Ali ACTUALLY knows all the answers!”

    Saint John, NB


 The road to implementing HIFIS 4 can be rocky, but we've helped dozens of communities launch successfully. We now offer a HIFIS 4 Implementation Masterclass designed to help communities quickly and efficiently move from planning to implementation and beyond.

Want a faster option? We have Quick Start HIFIS Guides that show you how to quickly get set up and using HIFIS in a matter of days.


Overwhelmed with training all your HIFIS 4 users? We can deliver training custom-designed for your community, service provider, and program, delivered live or through e-Learning.
View training options
BFZ Learning Session 2019-03-25


Do you have lots of data in HIFIS 4 but can't do anything useful with it?
We have lots of free and premium reports available and are happy to build you custom reports to meet your community's needs.
Want to develop your own reports? Inquire about report writing training and our Data Wrangling Project.


Using HIFIS, but not sure if you're doing it well? We can assist you with your data quality and overall HIFIS use.

A great place to start is our free HIFIS Health Check, supported by the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness, or the  Audit Boot Camp!

Improve your data quality

HIFIS Hosting

Let ACRE Consulting help reduce your headaches by harnessing all the benefits of our fully-managed HIFIS 4 hosting. We have options available for communities of all sizes with additional features you can choose from to solve all your local hosting needs including multi-factor authentication, an integrated support widget and helpdesk, and comprehensive training packages.