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Alliance Community Forum on Ending Homelessness


Alliance Community Forum on Ending Homelessness

Alliance to End Homelessness Ottawa

Annual Community Forum on Ending Homelessness 

January 24th, 2019

RA Centre – 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON 

Program Schedule

8:00am Registration Opens – Light Refreshments, Coffee & Tea

8:30am Alliance Welcome 

9:00am Keynote #1 An Outcomes Oriented Approach to Leading Change on Ending Homelessness

Amanda DiFalco – Manager, Homelessness Policy and Programs, City of Hamilton

10:00am Break – Coffee & Tea

10:15am Concurrent Workshop Series #1

1. From the Ground Up: Ending Homelessness Through User Design & Community Planning 

2. Exploring Health Interventions & Outcomes Among Homeless Populations

3. Mobilizing Effective Partnerships to Improve Tenant Landlord Relations

4. YOUTH STREAM: Making the Shift: Preventing Youth Homelessness in Ottawa

11:30am Lunch

12:00pm Lunch Hour Table Talks 

1:00pm Concurrent Workshop Series #2

1. A Different Kind of Conversation About Affordable Housing Development 

2. Building an Inclusive Peer Support Program to Fit Your Organization 

3. By the Numbers: Understanding Homelessness in Ottawa Through Data 

4. YOUTH STREAM: Peer Design Lab: Creating, Managing & Supporting Spaces for Young Adult Experts & Peers

2:15pm Break – Snack, Coffee & Tea

2:30pm Keynote #2. Advocacy as Storytelling Through Documentary Filmmaking: Ottawa’s Odyssey 

Elena Abel – Community Developer & Pam Taylor – Project Participant ‘Housing & Homelessness Community Project’ (Ottawa Aboriginal Coalition); Danielle Rolfe & Ed Kucerak – Directors & Writers & Bob Jamison – Peer Support Worker, Somerset West Community Health Centre ‘Falling Through the Cracks’ (Ottawa Inner City Health)

 3:30pm MEMBERS MEETING: Creating a City Where Everyone Has a Place to Call Home: Mid-Point Refresh of the 10-Year Housing and Homelessness Plan

This session will provide an update on the refresh process and an opportunity for attendees to provide feedback on Ottawa’s current 10-Year Plan.

YOUTH STREAM: Building Bridges Report Launch: Perspectives on Youth Homelessness From First Nations, Inuit, Metis, Newcomer & LGBTQ2S+ Youth in Ottawa 

 5:00pm Closing Remarks

Check back at the Alliance Forum website for program updates!

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