Monthly Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

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

Webinar Description  

BNL/CA CoP: Assertive Engagement In Your CA System: Having the hard conversations 

Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019
at 1:00 EST

All CA systems have participants that refuse or even avoid opportunities for change or offers of housing and support. Wally Czech will provide a short presentation highlighting the importance of relentless engagement and giving these people ongoing opportunities to shift their thinking and the tools and skills that are most useful and effective in making that possible. 

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TTA HF CoP: Principles of HF – Choice 

Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019
at 1:00 EST

Housing First has 5 key principles. Choice a foundational element, particularly choice in housing and supports or services. In this CoP call Wally Czech will discuss what choice actually means and provide some key information regarding how this can and should be incorporated into HF practice and then open up discussion for participants to share their own ideas or questions about ensuring choice is kept in tact.

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HIFIS: How to Extract Data

Friday, Dec. 20, 2019
at 1:00 EST

This webinar will focus on how data can be extracted from HIFIS.

Panelists: Adam Anderson (Employment and Social Development Canada), Ali Ryder (ACRE Consulting), and Jessica Brunet (Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness)

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BNL/CA: Assessment

Friday, Dec. 20, 2019
at 2:30 EST

This webinar will discuss considerations in selecting an assessment tool, when to apply assessment and how to store and use assessment information.

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BNL/CA: Prioritization

Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020
at 1:00 EST

This webinar will examine three dominant approaches to prioritization: descending acuity, frequent service users, and universal system management. The pros and cons of each will be discussed, as well as how to operationalize any of the approaches in your community.

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BNL/CA CoP: Starting Small and Scaling Up

Thursday, Jan. 9, 2019
at 11:00 EST

To come.

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TTA HF CoP: Principles of HF – Separation of Housing and Supports

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020
at 1:00 EST

To come.

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BNL/CA: Matching and Referral

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020
at 1:00 EST

This webinar will look at how the match to a caseload or vacant unit occurs, who needs to be involved, and when and how case conferencing makes sense (and when it does not).

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TTA HF CoP: Principles of HF – Community and Social Integration

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020
at 1:00 EST

To come.

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BNL/CA: Data and Improvement

Thursday, Mar. 5, 2020
at 1:00 EST

To come.

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TTA HF CoP: Principles of HF – Service Array

Thursday, Mar. 19, 2020
at 1:00 EST

To come.

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BNL/CA: HMIS and BNL/CA

Thursday, Apr. 2, 2020
at 1:00 EST

To come.

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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.