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Ontario Housing First Forum: Linking Research and Practice

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CAMH - Russell Street Site

33 Russell Street

room 2029

Toronto, ON M5S 3M1

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The Ontario Housing First Regional Network Community of Interest IOHFRN-CoI) is excited to host the first Housing First (HF) forum for stakeholders from across Ontario to come together to share resources and experiences with implementing HF in their communities!

Objectives:

  • Bring together stakeholders who are implementing HF to share knowledge of their programs, develop relationships and network;

  • Link research to practice, and promote high quality implementation of the HF model; and,

  • Link sectors involved, including mental health and housing, and other sectors.

Target audience: Stakeholders implementing HF in Ontario and persons with lived experience.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Honoraria and travel supports are available to persons with lived experience. Please let us know in the registration if you require travel supports and we will get back to you to confirm approval.

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AGENDA:

9:00am – 9:30am Welcoming remarks from Geoff Nelson and Tim Aubry, OHFRN-CoI Co-Chairs

9:30am -10:30am Keynote presentation by Steve Lurie, CMHA Toronto

10:40am – 11:55am Breakout sessions:

  • Indigenous Housing First (Dick Passmore and Yvonne Maracle)

  • Planning and implementing Housing First: Challenges and strategies (Kathleen Worton, Geoff Nelson, Alex Cheng)

  • Housing First with youth (Ashley Ward, Mike Wade)

11:55 – 1pm Lunch

1:00pm – 2:15pm Breakout sessions:

  • Prevention of homelessness (Erin Dej, Julia Huys, Omar Magré, Kaitlin Schwan)
  • Peer support in Housing First (Jeremiah Bach)
  • Fidelity (Tim Aubrey)

2:15pm – 2:30pm Break

2:30 – 3:45pm Breakout sessions:

  • Landlord engagement (Jennifer Nicole Rae, Lisa Medd, Tim Aubry)
  • Family homelessness (John Sylvestre)
  • Networking and Housing First knowledge mobilization (Kelly Goz, Joyce Zuk Kathleen, Angela Pye, Edwina Toope)

3:45pm – 4pm Wrapping up the day; evaluation; future of the CoI

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For those that require a hotel the evening before, we have a group block at:

  • The Grand Hotel (225 Jarvis St, Toronto, ON M5B 2C1) http://grandhoteltoronto.com/, for the evening of Wednesday January 24th, for a special rate of $179. Please call the hotel and note the CAMH group blook to receive this rate: 416.863.9000 or toll free: 1.877.32.GRAND.

  • Courtyard Marriott Downtown Toronto (475 Yonge Street, Toronto M4Y 1X7 Canada) http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/yyzcy-courtyard-toronto-downtown/ for the evening of Wednesday January 24th, for a special rate of $162.00 single or double occupancy per room per night plus applicable taxes.Please call the hotel and note the CAMH group blook to receive this rate: Toll-Free Reservation Center:+1 800-847-5075

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