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: transformshelter.ca.

Upcoming Webinars

The monthly webinars will provide opportunities for updates, briefings, round table sharing, special case scenario and topic presentations.

October 2019
Webinar Title / ID# Description Date & Time  
BNL/CA: Governance

Coordinated Access requires some form of governance to exercise proper leadership for the planning, implementation and ongoing management of the coordinated access system.

In this monthly CAEH BNL/CA Training and Technical Assistance webinar, Wally Czech, CAEH Director of Training will cover governance models and governance functions.

Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 at 1:00 PM EST


To see recording of this webinar go to the Archive

BNL/CA Community of Practice: Getting Started

Getting started on anything new can be a daunting task. You don’t know what to expect. You are worried about the challenges and whether you have the resources and manpower. You wonder how you will get buy-in. 

In this Community of Practice call, you will have the opportunity to hear from people who have been there. Jocelyn Blazey and Erin Forrest from Peterborough will share some key factors to consider and helpful hints on getting started. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions and get support from each other if you are at the beginning. Even if you are farther along in this process your voice can be beneficial and you might learn a thing or two that will help you as well. 

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 at 1:00 PM EST To see recording of this webinar go to the Archive
TTA Housing First COP:

Housing First has been considered best practice in supporting the most vulnerable people experiencing chronic homelessness. Now there is a large focus on Coordinated Access (CA) and By-Name Lists (BNL). This has caused some confusion and/or questions regarding how Housing First fits into the ongoing work to end homelessness.

This Community of Practice call will address the link between HF and Coordinated Access and how both still remain integral and vital to our goals of ending homelessness in Canada. Wally Czech, Director of Training will provide a brief presentation to address this. Then there will be time for Q & A and discussion about this or any and all other HF questions you may have. 

Friday, Oct. 17, 2019 at 1:00 PM EST To see recording of this webinar go to the Archive.
BNL/CA Webinar: Access This webinar Iain De Jong from Org Code will discuss access points in your community’s approach to coordinated access – both in-person and virtual options. Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019 at 1:00 EST register

Webinar Archive

To view ALL our past webinars, click here.
(You must be registered to view past webinars)

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.