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The Peterborough Community Symposium on Housing and Homelessness

February 22 @ 8:30 am February 23 @ 4:00 pm

The Research for Social Change Lab (RSCL) and A Question of Care (QoC) are partnering to put on a symposium on housing and homelessness in Peterborough on February 22 & 23, 2024. This event is a follow-up to the housing forum held in May 2023. It will focus on community collaboration and systems planning to help problem-solve the housing and homelessness crisis in Peterborough City and County.

This two-day event will involve several interactive presentations and action-oriented activities. The content covered will focus on systemic issues and solutions around homelessness in Peterborough City and County. This symposium is intended to support the RSCL’s Priority Roadmap by gaining community consensus and action-plan steps in realizing these goals. In addition, the symposium will carve out intentional time for networking, enabling knowledge exchange, partnerships, building connections, and resource sharing.

Keynote Panel

Topic: The intersections of lived expertise and research, practice, policy, and advocacy

Panelists: Jayne Malenfant, Janalyn Dodds, and Alex Nelson


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Symposium Goals

  • To mobilize, exchange, and confirm knowledge with local attendees representing lived expertise, frontline expertise, policy expertise, and research expertise.
  • To action this knowledge locally through problem solving, strategizing, task distribution, and resource pooling.
  • To continue conversations from the May housing forum and share and further develop the RSCL’s Priority Roadmap.
  • To help establish new connections and collaborations between individuals who work in the homeless-serving sector, decision-makers, people who have living and lived experience, and interested community members.
  • To identify priority items based on gaps and needs in the community and workshop the steps needed to realize these items.
  • To conduct a strategic analysis of power, shape key priorities and actions, and action-plan steps in realizing these goals.

Breakfast, snacks, and lunch will be provided. You will be asked for your dietary restrictions upon registering.

Free – $43.73

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