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Housing First and Influencing Policy

2021-02-25 @ 9:30 am 11:00 am

This webinar series is hosted by the Ontario Housing First Regional Network Community of Interest (OHFRN‐COI) and the Housing First Europe Hub (the Hub).

The OHFRN‐COI strives to assist communities across Ontario, Canada, to develop, evaluate, and improve Housing First (HF) programs based on the Pathways HF model tested, adapted, and shown to be effective in the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s At Home / Chez Soi Demonstration Project.

The Hub was established by the Y-Foundation (Finland) and FEANTSA (European Federation of National Organisations Working with Homeless People), along with more than 15 partners, creating a network of organisations, public authorities and foundations working to scale up HF programs in Europe.

The goal of webinar series is to bring together the international HF community, share evidence-based knowledge, experience and innovation, build capacity for HF programs, and promote high quality implementation of the HF model that includes both fidelity to and adaptation of the model.

This webinar series is for mental health and addictions stakeholders including practitioners, managers, program developers, and policy-makers involved in HF through the health and housing sectors.

This session will focus on HF and Influencing Policy.
Presenters will provide examples of from different countries on how to influence policies around elections at a local level.

– Geoff Nelson, Wilfrid Laurier University
– Stephen Gaetz, Canadian Observatory on Homelessness
– Volker Busch-Geertsema, European Observatory on Homelessness
– Deborah Padgett, New York University
– Freek Spinnewijn, FEANTSA

For additional information on this series, visit: https://www.eenet.ca/article/international-webinar-series-housing-first