Building a Community Response to Housing: Community Conversation I

Building a Community Response to Housing: Community Conversation I

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A 90-minute pre-summit info session to share how the summit will unfold, hear your reflections, and work what we hear into the summit itself

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What If We Create and Implement Community-Based Solutions to Housing?

We can take back power and influence the future of housing in the Brantford/Brant community

WHY DO WE ACCEPT THE CURRENT BARRIERS as the reasons people can’t get housing? Why aren’t we looking at how to tear down those barriers and challenge ourselves as communities and at different levels of government?

We can challenge the commodification of housing, which is the driving cultural, political and economic force that has led to the housing crisis in Canada. We can find a common ground between community members despite income differences, cultural differences, to discover concrete solutions for acceptable and accessible housing for all.

Joining together, no longer embarrassed we are now channeling our harm, pain, outrage, and anger to create numerous homes of choice and spaces where more homes are birthed and made possible.

We are communities with skills and strengths. We can shake things up and illuminate the truth of our power, ability, gifts, and capability to solve our own problems together. We are capable of loving, caring for, and embracing all individuals in whatever stage of life they find themselves.

By liberating, enabling and ennobling community and people power, honouring personhood, expanding the definition of what is considered home, and by tapping untold community abundance we can ensure everyone who wants a home has one.

Let’s elevate the power and importance of home and raise up voices that are currently unheard.

If you are interested in changing some lives through collective action, by working together to identify, and make real, new housing solutions, you are invited to join us for a Brantford/Brant Community Housing Summit on Thursday, June 23, from 12:00 – 5:00 EST. CLICK HERE to register for the Summit.

If you would like to experience:

  • A place to explore new ideas
  • Being heard by, and hearing from, others
  • Engaged, critical, passionate, compassionate, goal-oriented, productive, inclusive discussion
  • A shake up by inviting diverse voices
  • Community housing solutions that speak to both social inclusion and social welfare
  • Citizens and communities doing it better
  • People-centred solution sharing
  • Work in a project that will actually create some change
  • A foothold, a lifeline, a pathway to home
  • A sense of connection as we collaborate
  • Community building vibes

This might be the Summit for you!

During our time together we will create effective collaborations and partnerships. We’ll shift our perspectives, educate, and inspire the community to join us in these good works.

Pre-Summit Community Conversations

We are hosting two, 90-minute pre-summit information sessions. During these pre-summit events we’ll share how the summit will unfold, hear your reflections, and then work what we hear into the summit itself. Register to join us for either or both of the following Community Conversations:

  • Thursday, May 26, 1:00-2:30 — Community Conversation I (Register on this page)
  • Thursday, June 9, 1:00 – 2:30 — Community Conversation II (Click here to register)

If you choose to join us, we ask that you:

  • Arrive on time and commit to being fully present for the whole gathering
  • Come prepared to listen to and learn from others
  • Be ready to share your stories and gifts
  • Consider saying yes to an initiative that inspires you

YOU MUST REGISTER TO RECEIVE THE LINK for this Community Conversation Thurs. May 26!

This is an open and inclusive event. Invite others who you would like to join you!

These events are a collaborative organizing effort between the following:

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This event is supported by Axiom News. If you have any questions, write to

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