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,

BNL/CA WEBINARS Description  

October 19, 2021 – 1:00pm (EST)
Toronto’s Meeting in the Middle – Engagement Strategy and Action Plan

Meeting in the Middle – Engagement Strategy and Action Plan was co-created to foster better relationships between the City of Toronto Shelter Support and Housing Administration (SSHA) Division and Indigenous organizations. Our vision is to meaningfully address Indigenous homelessness in Toronto by addressing the City of Toronto’s Statement of Commitments to Aboriginal Communities. Please join Linda Wood, Manager, Street Needs Assessment at Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, City of Toronto and Steve Teekens, Executive Director, Native Men’s Residence to hear more about the development and follow-up of the Action Plan.


November 9, 2021 – 1:00pm (EST)
Governance: Reviewing Different Models

Governance in Coordinated Access (CA) is essential to ensuring the system functions effectively and continues to learn and develop. This webinar will focus on reviewing different models and designs for governance with examples from various communities being highlighted but also discussing how these can and should be tailored to each community.


December 2, 2021 – 1:00pm (EST)
Dynamic Prioritization

This webinar, presented by CAEH’s Marie Morrison and OrgCode’s Iain De Jong, will cover not only the basics of prioritization (what it is, why use it, and how to develop it locally) but also dig deeper into how to move beyond static prioritization to make your Coordinated Access and prioritization processes more dynamic and responsive within your local context.


BNL/CA CoP WEBINARS Description  

October 15, 2021 – 1:30pm (EDT)
Landlord Engagement Position

Calling all Landlord Engagement Specialists, Housing Locators, and Housing Liaison Workers. This call is for you! This is your chance to meet your colleagues across the country, share successes and problem-solve challenges together. Back by popular demand! This call follows the initial one held on May 27, 2021. This conversation will again be facilitated by CAEH’s Marie Morrison and OrgCode’s Iain De Jong.


November 23, 2021 – 1:00pm (EST)
Governance: Let’s talk about you.

Each community faces its own unique challenges in establishing and maintaining a well-oiled governance model. This webinar will be an opportunity for participants to share their questions and thoughts about their governance and a hear from panelists and other participants regarding what works and what is more challenging.


December 9, 2021 – 1:00pm (EST)
Prioritization in Practice

This community of practice call, facilitated by CAEH’s Marie Morrison and OrgCode’s Iain De Jong, will review the Prioritization Examples document in discussion with participating communities. We will engage in conversation about how these communities arrived at their prioritization process, benefits and challenges of the different approaches, and how each is working in practice and evolving over time.​


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:

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.