Monthly Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

The monthly webinars will provide opportunities for updates, briefings, round table sharing, special case scenario and topic presentations.

Register for COVID-19 webinars and access resources on the Canadian Network for the Health and Housing of People Experiencing Homelessness resources page, cnh3.ca/resources.

BNL/CA WEBINARS Description  

May 4, 2021 – 1:00pm
Landlord Engagement Position Best Practices

​The position responsible for locating units and building relationships with landlords, may go by many names (e.g. Landlord Engagement Specialist, Housing Locator, Housing Liaison etc.). Regardless of what you call it, this role remains an emerging and essential practice area in the work to end homelessness. OrgCode’s Iain De Jong will present on the essential elements of this role, tips and tricks, and overcoming common challenges.

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June 17, 2021 – 1:00pm
Indigenous BNL/CA Considerations

​We have been learning more and more the importance of sensitivity and acceptance of various cultural perspectives when it comes to effectively implementing Coordinated Access (CA) systems. With Indigenous people overrepresented across Canada in our homeless serving sector, it is especially important that Indigenous considerations are prioritized. This webinar will bring you insights and ideas from Indigenous people who are involved in CA and exploring best practices related to CA with Indigenous culture in mind, as well as ensuring that Indigenous leadership exists within your CA development. 

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July 8, 2021 – 1:00pm
Housing, Homelessness and Functional Zero

As communities across Canada begin to reach functional zero, it seemed timely to revisit what “functional zero” really means. Join CAEH’s Randalin Ellery and Jessica Brunet as they discuss and answer questions about functional zero, how it is confirmed, what comes next, along with clarifying the key definitions of “housed” and “homeless”.

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August 5, 2021 – 1:00pm

Open Discussion/Ask Me Anything

​This will be the first of two webinars this month that is strictly for participants to ask any question they have related to Coordinated Access (CA). The second one is August 17th. We will have a panel of experts available to speak to these questions and have ongoing conversation. We encourage participants to be prepared to speak in the session but it is ok if you just type in your questions as well. This is a time to ask any and all questions that have been plaguing you and you have yet been able to find an answer. We hope we will be able to accommodate but if not we will be taking questions we cannot answer or those that we do not get to in the session and finding answers and then sharing them publicly post webinar. 

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BNL/CA CoP WEBINARS Description  

April 20, 2021 – 1:00pm
Nothing About Us Without Us – Community Examples of Engaging Lived Experience

After sharing the value of incorporating Lived Experience into any and all efforts to end homelessness, in this community of practice call we will provide some specific practical examples of how Lived Experience has been utilized in other communities and then give you the opportunity to share your own ideas, examples, questions, and challenges in this area as well as hear the same from others as you support each other in this great work.

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May 27, 2021 – 3:00pm
Landlord Engagement Position Community of Practice Call

​Calling all Landlord Engagement Specialists, Housing Locators, and Housing Liaison Workers. This call is for you! This is you chance to meet your colleagues across the country, share successes and problem-solve challenges together. This conversation will be facilitated by CAEH’s Marie Morrison and OrgCode’s Iain De Jong.

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June 29, 2021 – 1:00pm
Indigenous BNL/CA Community Examples

Stemming from our earlier webinar, this Community of Practice call will focus on participants being able to share ideas and ask questions about the Indigenous perspective with Coordinated Access (CA). We will have Indigenous experts available to generate discussion, answer questions, and just talk further about this important topic. ​

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July 20, 2021 – 1:00pm
London Functional Zero Veteran Homelessness

In February 2021, London Ontario became the first community in Canada to achieve Functional Zero Veteran Homelessness. Join this call to hear more from London about how they reached this important milestone and how they are continuing to work to be “built for zero” in order to sustain it.

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August 17, 2021 – 1:00pm
Open Discussion/Ask Me Anything

This will be the second of two webinars this month that is strictly for participants to ask any question they have related to Coordinated Access (CA). We will have a panel of experts available to speak to these questions and have ongoing conversation. We encourage participants to be prepared to speak in the session but it is ok if you just type in your questions as well. This is a time to ask any and all questions that have been plaguing you and you have yet been able to find an answer. We hope we will be able to accommodate but if not we will be taking questions we cannot answer or those that we do not get to in the session and finding answers and then sharing them publicly post webinar. ​

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TTA Housing First CoP WEBINARS Description  

Upcoming webinars will be posted soon.

   

Webinar Archive

View ALL our past webinars and download PDF slide notes for many of the discussions.

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About Our Webinars
Housing First Community of Practice

Monthly Community of Practice webinars will provide communities, organizations, and front-line staff with a regular opportunity to debrief, consult, and learn from experts and peers in the delivery of Housing First and other best practices. Each session will last approximately one hour. Sessions will be facilitated by Wally Czech and Sam Tsemberis and feature a short presentation followed by Q&A, discussion and commentary. They will provide opportunities for updates, briefings, round table sharing, special case scenarios and problem solving in a collaborative peer involved manner. Communities, organizations and individuals are encouraged to contact us if they have a topic they would like to share in this format. All these sessions will be recorded and made available afterwards for anyone to view at any time.

By-Name List & Coordinated Access Webinars

By-Name Lists (BNL) and Coordinated Access systems (CA) are essential community strategies for ending homelessness. These monthly webinars will feature specific topics related to the development and implementation of these strategies. The webinars will last no longer than one hour and be made up of a presentation focused on various topics associated with BNL/CA. The webinars will not be interactive. In fact, some of them may even be pre-recorded but they will be an opportunity to tune in to learn in a quick, convenient, and helpful fashion. Topics will include BNL/CA 101, Governance, Access, Assessment, and more. The webinars will be led by Built for Zero Canada and TTA staff as well as other key partners. All webinar recordings will be made available in our archive below for later viewing.

By-Name List & Coordinated Access Community of Practice

Another monthly opportunity for learning and support for BNL/CA efforts will be monthly community of practice video conferences. Much like the HF COP webinars, these sessions will provide communities across Canada the opportunity to hear great information and then engage in discussion and ask questions about things they are both struggling and succeeding with. You will get the opportunity to hear from other communities and learn about their models, challenges, and victories. You will be able to have the expertise of CAEH staff and other experts to guide the conversation as well as offer insight and advice. These sessions will also be no longer than one hour, and recordings will be available for later viewing and can be found in our archive below.

Canadian Shelter Transformation Network Webinars

The Canadian Shelter Transformation Network is hosting a shelter transformation webinar series with Iain De Jong of OrgCode Inc. Learn more and register for future webinars by visiting the CSTN website: transformshelter.ca.

The CAEH TTA program is funded in part by the Government of Canada through the Community Capacity and Innovation funding stream of Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy.