Webinar Archive

Our free monthly webinars will help you solve homelessness in your community. They’re ideal for community leaders and program staff. The webinars provide an opportunity to debrief, consult, have round-table sharing, discuss case scenarios, have topic presentations and learn from experts and their peers in the delivery of Housing First practices, gain insight in By-Name Lists and Coordinated Access and other best practices.

2020 Recorded Webinars

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BNL/CA Webinars    

September 10, 2020  BNL/CA: By-Name List and Coordinated Access Scorecards 3.0 Release

Over the spring and summer of 2020, the existing CAEH BNL/CA Scorecards and Tools were updated based on community, Reaching Home, and other partner feedback. During this webinar we will review the new and Improved Scorecard and Tools, highlight changes and explain why they were made. We will also review the Guides and other tools that have been updated to support communities to complete the BNL/CA Scorecards.

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May 7, 2020  BNL/CA: Diversion and Prevention Amidst COVID-19

Even in the midst of our COVID-19 response, the optimization of finite homelessness prevention resources remains essential. This webinar explore sthe strength-based strategies and approaches designed to rapidly resolve housing instability and homelessness experienced by local households. OrgCode Consulting Inc. highlight the evidence-informed practices proven to enhance prevention and diversion efforts in communities.

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March 5, 2020   BNL/CA: Data and Improvement – We have learned how important it is to be data-driven in our work in ending homelessness. Kim Crew, Supervisor of Employment & Social Services with the Municipality of Chatham-Kent joined us to talk about how their community has been able to leverage data to make improvements in the homeless serving system and how staff have embraced the process of collecting data. 

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February 4, 2020   BNL/CA: Matching and Referral – 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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January 20, 2020   BNL/CA: Prioritization – Examining three dominant approaches to prioritization: descending acuity, frequent service users, and universal system management.

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BNL/CA Community of practice Calls    

April 30, 2020  BNL/CA:  Housing First: Getting Back to Housing

“It’s better to look ahead and prepare, then to look back and regret.” – Jackie Joyner-Kersee

COVID-19 presents a unique opportunity to accomplish two objectives with one action. The answer to both keeping people safe during COVID-19 and ending homelessness is HOUSING. It’s time to try to get ahead of the pandemic to prevent an ongoing and perpetual cycle of disaster for people experiencing homelessness. Given the requirements of social distancing finding and securing housing may seem challenging, but it’s possible and it’s happening! Presenters from HOM Inc. in Phoenix, Arizona and Homeward Trust in Edmonton, Alberta will highlight innovative practices to help retain high housing placement rates during COVID-19. Learn how they are adapting and innovating to get people experiencing homelessness housed. You’ll receive practical tips and tricks that can be tested and adapted in your own community.

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April 9, 2020   BNL/CA: Moving Forward with Coordinated Access in a Time Like This – Are you feeling like your usual work has moved to the side of your desk? Do you worry about losing momentum in your CA and ending homelessness efforts? Do you need a place to share your thoughts and concerns? Join Coordinated Access staff from across the country to meet up, discuss challenges and explore ways forward with Coordinated Access implementation in the midst of the current pandemic.

The call, hosted by Jody Yurkowsky Pace and the TTA Team, will not follow the typical structured format. We will speak with Maritimers, Chris Gorman, and Michael MacKenzie, conversation style. They will provide space for discussion about what is working and not working, best practice ideas and sharing of inspiration from all participants.

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February 13, 2020   BNL/CA: Lessons from a Community Just Getting Started – Some communities across Canada may be just starting to consider what Coordinated Access looks like in their community and maybe wishing they had more information about what it’s like to get started. Lynda Dechief of Nelson, BC has been steadily working in her community to help them get their Coordinated Access plane off the ground. 

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January 17, 2020   Starting Small and Scaling Up – Hear from a community that is implementing Coordinated Access in a phased approach.

Additional Materials

Saint John BNL Intake Form (PDF)

Making Zero Count – User-Centred Design & Strengthening Buy-in for Greater Coordination Handbook (PDF)

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hOUSING  fIRST community of practice    

May 20, 2020 NAERRH: The Current Rural and Remote Housing First Picture

In an effort to create an addendum to the existing Canadian Housing First Toolkit, Wally Czech, Director of the TTA and Terrilee Kelford, Co-Chair of the NAERRH, will lead a discussion sharing the results of a rural and remote Housing First survey that garnered approximately 70 respondents.

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April 16, 2020  TTA HF CoP: Staff and Team Self Care in a Time of Pandemic

During this time of uncertainty and “new normals” that we as community leaders, frontline staff, and other practitioners are experiencing it is important to ensure that the health of providers is made a priority. However, often lost in this conversation is that provider health extends beyond COVID-19 protocols. It is an all-encompassing and holistic need for health. This webinar will discuss this issue with questions from attendees.
Topics addressed including but not limited to:
• Self-Awareness in a time of crisis
• Forgiveness of self and others
• Engaging in self-care practices that don’t feel like work

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March 19, 2020  TTA HF CoP: Principles of HF – Service Array – Many communities have a multitude of services and support related to mental health, addictions, employment, and more. But just because those services exist, that doesn’t mean they are always accessible, particularly for those being served by Housing First programs. The more a program can either provide directly or broker rapidly and effectively these types of services to their participants the more choice is increased and the more likely it is that individuals will benefit from them.

This community of practice call will provide an initial look at what the principle of Service Array really means and how it can be enhanced within the Housing First context. Then there will be open discussion time for questions and ideas those attending the webinar have in relation to this topic.

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February 20, 2020  TTA HF CoP: Principles of HF – Community and Social Integration – It often seems that two of the most common reasons why Housing First participants lose their housing are boredom and loneliness. At the very least these elements are connected. This leads individuals to gravitate to old habits and activities, or bringing those activities to their new home. This often results in eviction. Having strong social relationships and connections in the community established soon after housing can often mitigate this problem. In this CoP call Wally Czech, Director of training for CAEH will outline some key elements in the Housing First principle of Community and Social Integration which will then hopefully lead into a discussion amongst the participants about how this occurs in their programs or challenges they face in making this principle a reality.

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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.