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  

February 9, 2021 – 1:00pm

By-Name Lists – An Essential Tool for Ending Homelessness


Reaching Home is asking communities to implement Coordinated Access and report on system level outcomes.  The only way to effectively implement Coordinated Access and report system level outcomes towards ending homelessness is to have real-time, reliable, person-level data on the problem through a By-Name List (unique identifier list). What is the difference between a By-Name List and Coordinated Access List?  How can we get started?  How can we implement a Registry Week along with our Point-In-Time Count? What resources are available to support the development of a By-Name List? How can HIFIS help? Join CAEH’s Marie Morrison and Jody Yurkowsky Pace and Reaching Home HIFIS staff to get answers to all these questions and more.


March 9, 2021 – 1:00pm

Getting Buy-In for Coordinated Access


Regardless of where you are in your BNL/CA development journey, you may be facing some challenges or at the very least, some questions about getting community buy-in. But this is most important when it comes to early stages as you enter into the planning and development stages. This webinar will focus on why buy-in is so important, especially in the beginning. Additionally you will hear what some key elements of creating healthy and productive buy-in would be. 


April 8, 2021 – 1:00pm

Lived Experience & Ending Homelessness


Lived Experience/Expertise (LE) has been identified for some time as a key factor in promoting lasting reductions in homelessness. This is true whether you are talking about LE involvement in outreach, Housing First program operations, or leadership and involvement in the implementation of coordinated access. LE should be incorporated at all levels of your homelessness system of care.

This webinar will identify and elaborate on the why’s of LE and include some specific ideas for ensuring the LE presence in your community. You will hear from Al Wiebe from Winnipeg and the co-chair of the Canadian Lived Experience Leadership Network as well as Quinn C. Moerike, CAEH’s own Housing First trainer as they share their knowledge in this area.


BNL/CA CoP WEBINARS Description  

January 28, 2021 – 1:00pm
Coordinating Outreach and Using Technology

Coordinated and housing focused outreach efforts will produce the strongest outcomes for connecting and housing our unsheltered neighbours.  Join CAEH’s Marie Morrison and Lisa Bell to hear more about available resources to support your outreach efforts along with Niagara Region and Kelowna community presenters who will be sharing their efforts to coordinate and map outreach with the aid of locally developed apps.  Iain De Jong of OrgCode will also be joining the call to listen in and provide reflections.


February 23, 2021 – 1:00pm
How Communities are Using BNL Data to End Homelessness

Hosted by Randalin Ellery, CAEH’s Director of Data and Policy Impact, hear from a number of communities about how they are using their By-Name List to drive data-based decision making and improvements in their efforts to end homelessness. 


March 23, 2021 – 1:00pm
Promoting Coordinated Access in Your Community – Community Examples

Earlier in the month we talked in a webinar about community buy-in for BNL/CA. This community of practice call will explore this further by giving you a chance to hear briefly from various communities who have had success in promoting CA in area and then you will be part of a discussion where your own ideas and questions relating to this topic can be explored further.


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.


TTA Housing First CoP WEBINARS Description  

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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:

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.