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The Ontario Housing First Regional Network Community of Interest (OHFRN-CoI) presents a webinar on 'Fidelity Assessment in Housing First'

Fidelity assessment of Housing First programs includes determining the extent that program structures, values, and services meet a set of defined standards. Fidelity to standards set by the Pathways Housing First program has been shown to improve housing stability, community functioning, and quality of life (Goering et al., 2016).

This webinar will explore fidelity in implementing Housing First programs and how your program can do its own fidelity assessment.

You will learn about:

  • How to conduct fidelity assessments;

  • How to use fidelity assessments to improve a Housing First program; and

  • Experiences from the ground, specifically:

    • How organizations have integrated fidelity assessment into program development and quality assurance.

Participants from different communities are encouraged to attend and share their stories about implementing Housing First for persons experiencing chronic homelessness

Presenters:

  • Alex Cheng, Director of Client Services, Blue Doors Shelter

  • Sam Tsemberis, Founder and Executive Director, Pathways to Housing

  • Jean-François Martinbault, Acu-Detox Specialist, Intensive Case Management Program Coordinator, Sandy Hill Community Health Centre

Moderators:

  • Tim Aubry, Professor, Director, School of Psychology; Senior Researcher, Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services, University of Ottawa; and OHFRN-COI Co-lead
  • Geoff Nelson, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University; and OHFRN-COI Co-lead; and OHFRN-COI Co-lead


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