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.
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|BNL/CA CoP WEBINARS||Description|
January 18, 2022 – 1 p.m. ET
|Edmonton has been at the forefront of the development and implementation of Bridge Housing. Hear about how Bridge Housing emerged as part of their overall COVID response, how it has impacted their system, the benefits, the challenges and what they have learned to-date.|
|February 15, 2022 – 1 p.m. ET
Toronto: Rapid Re-housing Initiative
|In April 2020, the City of Toronto and Toronto Community Housing launched the Rapid Rehousing Initiative to identify vacancies to be made available immediately to people experiencing chronic homelessness in Toronto. Phase 1 of the initiative helped 459 people move into 300 units of permanent and fully furnished housing. An additional 450 units were made available in 2021 as part of phase 2. Join this webinar to hear more about this initiative, what has been learned over the past two years, and their next steps.|
|February 18, 2022 – 2 p.m. ET
Dufferin County: Driving Reductions through Coordinated Access
|Dufferin County has reduced chronic homelessness by over 50% largely through system improvements connected to their Coordinated Access system. Dufferin County is the first community in Canada to be confirmed through CAEH with Advanced Quality Coordinated Access. Join this webinar to hear more about their their Coordinated Access system, their continuous improvement plans and their journey working to reduce and end chronic homelessness.|
|March 10, 2022 – 1 p.m. ET
Saint John: Driving Reductions through Coordinated Access
|Saint John, NB will provide an overview of their Coordinated Access system with a focus on access points, their housing focused approach, and their In from the Cold Campaign.|
March 23, 2022 – 1 p.m. ET
|Join City of Toronto staff to learn more about how they have been leaning into their BNL data to reduce returns to homelessness.|
|March 31, 2022 – 1 p.m. ET
Hamilton: Operationalizing Prioritization
|Hamilton will discuss their experience with prioritization, including wins and pitfalls. They will also share how they are incorporating Indigenous prioritization within both the Indigenous and mainstream systems along with the overall roll out of new prioritization criteria and processes.|
April 12, 2022 – 1 p.m. ET
Toronto: PATHS Prioritization Policy
|As part of the Shelter, Support and Housing Administration’s (SSHA) Homelessness Solutions Services Plan, SSHA worked collaboratively with community partners to identify shared principles to guide decision-making on who and how people experiencing homelessness are identified for access to housing and supports. Here more about Toronto’s PATHS Prioritization Policy, how it was developed and how it is being used in practice.|
|TTA CoP WEBINARS||Description|
February 2, 2022 – 1 p.m. ET
|For those that work in the homeless serving sector, it is hard work at the best of times even though it comes with many fulfilling moments. But when life seems to be pounding you with additional challenges such as a pandemic, it can be difficult to maintain your best self. This Community of Practice call will provide an opportunity for anyone working in any capacity in the homeless serving world to gain resources, insight, and support related to navigating self-care during challenging circumstances such as COVID 19. The Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) team from CAEH will be leading this informal yet informative call providing expertise and knowledge gained from decades of experience and learning as well as facilitating an opportunity to share with and learn from others on the call about what is working and not working for you. It will also be a chance to just listen if you like to glean any information and support that might be helpful for you. There will be open discussion and opportunity to access valuable tools to assist you in being the best you possible during these turbulent times.|
View ALL our past webinars and download PDF slide notes for many of the discussions.
About Our Webinars
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 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.
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.
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.