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.

September 2019

Webinar Title / ID# Description Date & Time  
CAEH BNL/CA Training and Technical Assistance Launch CAEH is pleased to launch By-Name List/Coordinated Access Training and Technical Assistance, funded in part through Reaching Home, to assist Designated Communities (outside of Quebec) to implement By-Name Lists and Coordinated Access on their journey to prevent and end homelessness. 

Join this webinar to hear more about the training and supports that are available to both Designated and all communities across Canada through CAEH.

Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 at 1:00 PM EST

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BNL/CA 101 In this CAEH BNL/CA Training and Technical Assistance monthly webinar Marie Morrison, Director of BFZ-C  will provide an overview of By-Name Lists and Coordinated Access and the tools that are available to assist all communities across Canada to implement these essential processes in your work to end homelessness.  Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 at 1:00 PM EST REGISTER


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 REGISTER
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 those who have been there, 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 REGISTER
TTA Housing First COP: Topic to be determined Friday, Oct. 17, 2019 at 1:00 PM EST REGISTER
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.