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Providing the expert training, coaching, consultation and support for ending homelessness in communities across Canada.
Training sessions we've delivered to-date: 189
Reaching Home Training
If you are a Reaching Home Designated Community, you have access to training and support to assist you in developing By-Name List and Coordinated Access systems. Find out if your community qualifies and how we can boost your efforts.
We have established a high quality, affordable training consultancy delivering training, coaching, consultation and webinars that are tailored to your specific needs and interests.
Please contact us with your training requests and other questions.
"Wally, the workshop was excellent. Thank you. Tracy is a gifted facilitator, and was able to move the discussion forward when it got uncomfortable, without glossing over the roadblocks to coordinated access that the participants discussed (roadblocks to breaking down silos, internal policies, unwillingness to share control, need to acknowledge and respect each other’s strengths and limitations.) We had an amazing turn-out, as you can see from the participants listed below. It was by invitation and we asked each agency to send a manager and a front line worker. We had 54 people. Almost everyone responded positively."
Barb Lysnes - Aboriginal HPS Worker
Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre
"As a community that only recently started to focus on Housing First, the opportunity to work with CAEH TTA has been invaluable to our organization and community. Starting in the summer of 2016, with Housing First 101, and continuing through December with Person-Centered Planning training, we have had the good fortune of receiving a quality training experience. Feedback has been resoundingly positive, and many of the tools that were shared, along with the tips and techniques, are being used in daily practice in organizations across the community. We look forward to working with Wally and the team at CAEH to bring more high quality, relevant, and impactful training to our community."
Mike Gawliuk, CMHA Kelowna
"Hi Wally, I just wanted to say the training went well. We certainly benefited from the gifts that each presenter had. The closing circle was emotional and full of lots of laughs."
Homelessness Partnering Strategy
Non-Designated Aboriginal Funding Stream
Provincial Metis Housing Corp.
“CMHA Central Alberta hired Wally’s team to do some training for us. We wanted a refresher on what Housing First means and why it works as well as some training on effective goal planning. We got all this and more in our two days with Carrie. She provided hands-on tools to use in our work and talked through real scenarios to provide depth to our learning. Staff expressed being motivated and encouraged to continue this work!”
Christine Stewart - Executive Director
Canadian Mental Health Association, Central AB Region
"Good day, this was the first webinar that I participated in. The trauma informed approach to Housing First was relevant to me. Interestingly, the items that Alberta struggles with seem similar to our challenges in Ontario….SILO approaches, complex needs, inadequate volume of social housing stock, limited supported housing solutions… I look forward to listening in again."
Sandra Fraser - Community Support Worker
Housing Services - County of Lambton
“The training we received was absolutely fabulous! Our trainers provided such a wealth of information and amazing support! It was very inspiring to spend time with them and learn from their wisdom; definitely couldn't ask for better.”
Kendra Giles, Phoenix Residential Society, Regina
"Hi Michelle, I just wanted the thank you guys for yesterday's webinar with Wally. As a region still in its infancy with Housing First, I welcome the opportunity to learn from those more experienced! I really loved hearing from some of the other participants who are experiencing the same difficulties that I do. It's reassuring in a way and a great way to learn. Really enjoy these moments of connection."
David Michels - Housing First Case Manager