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.

2021 Recorded Webinars

Archived Webinars  2020 | 2019 

BNL/CA Webinars    

September 21, 2021
BNL/CA: Busting Barriers to CA Implementation

Although Coordinated Access (CA) is a simple concept, there are some complex elements to the implementation aspect. Barriers arise from multiple areas. This webinar will be an opportunity to hear about some of the most common barriers that communities of various sizes and demographics across Canada have faced and some of the suggested ways they can be addressed.

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August 5, 2021 
BNL/CA: Open Discussion/Ask Me Anything

​This was the first of two webinars this month that is strictly for participants to ask any question they have related to Coordinated Access (CA). The second one is August 17th. Experts were available to speak to these questions and have an ongoing conversation. This was a time to ask any and all questions that have been plaguing you and you have yet been able to find an answer.

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July 8, 2021 
BNL/CA: Housing, Homelessness and Functional Zero

As communities across Canada begin to reach functional zero, it seemed timely to revisit what “functional zero” really means. Join CAEH’s Randalin Ellery and Jessica Brunet as they discuss and answer questions about functional zero, how it is confirmed, what comes next, along with clarifying the key definitions of “housed” and “homeless”.

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May 4, 2021 
BNL/CA: Landlord Engagement Position Best Practices

​​The position responsible for locating units and building relationships with landlords, may go by many names (e.g. Landlord Engagement Specialist, Housing Locator, Housing Liaison etc.). Regardless of what you call it, this role remains an emerging and essential practice area in the work to end homelessness. OrgCode’s Iain De Jong will present on the essential elements of this role, tips and tricks, and overcoming common challenges.

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April 8, 2021 
BNL/CA: 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.

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March 9, 2021 
BNL/CA: 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. 

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February 9, 2021 
BNL/CA: 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 Reaching Home HIFIS staff to get answers to all these questions and more.​

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January 21, 2021 
BNL/CA: Housing Resource Eligibility Criteria and Resolving Referral Disputes

A sticking point for some communities in Coordinated Access is understanding all the eligibility criteria – and potentially other “ins and outs” – of housing and support providers to whom you are trying to refer people prioritized for housing to, only to find you have an incomplete understanding of all of the criteria to make the match successful. On top of this, there can be receiving housing support providers who disagree with the match or have concerns about the match or process. Join this webinar with Iain De Jong of OrgCode that will dig deeper into each of these situations and offer some tips for improving these aspects of Coordinated Access.

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BNL/CA Community of practice Calls    

July 15, 2021
Medicine Hat Reaches Functional Zero Chronic Homelessness

In May 2021, Medicine Hat, Alberta became the first community in Canada to achieve Functional Zero Chronic Homelessness. Hear more from Medicine Hat about how they reached this important milestone and how they are continuing to work to be “built for zero” in order to sustain it.

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June 29, 2021
Indigenous BNL/CA Community Examples

This Community of Practice call focused on participants being able to share ideas and ask questions about the Indigenous perspective with Coordinated Access (CA). Indigenous experts were available to generate discussion, answer questions, and just talk further about this important topic. ​

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May 27, 2021
Landlord Engagement Position Community of Practice Call

​Calling all Landlord Engagement Specialists, Housing Locators, and Housing Liaison Workers. This call is for you! This is you chance to meet your colleagues across the country, share successes and problem-solve challenges together. This conversation will be facilitated by CAEH’s Marie Morrison and OrgCode’s Iain De Jong.

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April 20, 2021 
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.

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March 23, 2021 
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.

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March 10, 2021 
Community Plans for Implementing HIFIS version 59 Discussion

Ali Ryder from ACRE Consulting will be facilitating a sharing session for HIFIS community leads (and any others who are interested) to explore when and how communities are implementing HIFIS version 59. 

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February 23, 2021 
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. 

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January 28, 2021 
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.

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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.