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
|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.|
|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).|
|January 20, 2020 BNL/CA: Prioritization – Examining three dominant approaches to prioritization: descending acuity, frequent service users, and universal system management.|
|BNL/CA Community of practice Calls|
|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.|
January 17, 2020 Starting Small and Scaling Up – Hear from a community that is implementing Coordinated Access in a phased approach.
|hOUSING fIRST community of practice|
|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.
|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.|