Announcements

Training Invitation

TRAINING

Service Decision Prioritization Assistance Tool (SPDAT)

Iain De Jong, President & CEO, OrgCode Consulting Inc.

When:       Thursday, June 28, 2018

Time:         9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Place:        Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre (656 Elizabeth Street, London  N5Y 6L3)

Who’s Invited:         London’s homeless serving sector

About OrgCode:     OrgCode Consulting Inc. is recognized as a worldwide leader in homelessness solutions. To learn more about Iain, the SPDAT or OrgCode visit: www.orcgode.com

The SPDAT is currently being used by London’s homeless serving programs to match individuals and families to the right level of support, improve housing stability outcomes and track changes over time. This session aims to strengthen a common understanding of SPDAT products and how to use them.

 Lunch and Refreshments will be provided.

This session is being hosted by the City of London Homeless Prevention Team.

There is no cost to attend this training.

To register complete and return this form to homelessprevention@london.ca by Friday, June 22, 2018

Name:

Organization & Job Title:

Email:

Dietary Concerns:

Have you taken the full SPDAT training? Yes or No

WE NEED YOUR HELP AS A VOLUNTEER: COUNTING OUR WAY HOME

SOLVING HOMELESS TOGETHER IN LONDON

LONDON’S 2018 COMMUNITY ENUMERATION EVENT: TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2018

We have had an incredible response from community members who have signed up to volunteer in this year’s enumeration event! Thank you to those who will be participating.

 WE NEED MORE VOLUNTEERS to make this year’s enumeration event a success. Volunteers play a critical role in enumeration events by surveying individuals and families experiencing homelessness. We can’t do it without you!

Join us as a volunteer on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 and be part of a group of engaged Londoners who are working to solve homelessness together.

To volunteer, please register by Monday April 16, 2018, through this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/volunteer-application-package or request a paper application package by emailing countingourwayhome@kovacsgroup.ca.

Please share this email with friends, family, and colleagues who might be interested in volunteering during the enumeration event.

Community enumeration events are an essential part of our community’s response to homelessness. You can find out more about London’s 2018 community enumeration event, Counting Our Way Home, by going to: http://www.london.ca/residents/homeless-prevention/Pages/be-involved.aspx

Sincerely,

Jan

Jan Richardson

Manager, Homeless Prevention

jrichardson@london.ca

519-661-2489 ext. 5228

Trillium Foundation grants

For over 30 years, Ontario Trillium Foundation’s core business has been to invest in community-based initiatives that help build healthy and vibrant communities throughout Ontario. Every year, more than 3,000 applications are received, and over $136 million in grants is awarded to some 1,000 public benefit sector organizations.  We have different granting programs, to meet different needs.

Application:

Applying for Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) funding happens in two stages: registering your organization and then submitting a grant application. Why two stages? Because we want to make sure your organization is eligible before you spend time submitting an application.

  1. Grow Grant :

Organization Registration deadline:  April 25, 2018,  5pm ET

Application Deadline: May 16, 2018, 5pm ET

Purpose:

OTF recognizes that building healthy and vibrant communities takes time and resources. The Grow Investment Stream supports projects that are based on evidence and deliver on specific Grant Results in order to contribute to the longer-term goal of the related Priority Outcome. Projects funded in the Grow Investment Stream are based on robust planning, and deliver positive change which is achieved by replicating, adapting, or scaling existing proven programs.

  1. Capital Grants:

Organization Registration deadline:  July 25, 2018

Application Deadline: August 15, 2018

Purpose:

OTF provides capital funding to improve the infrastructure required for communities to thrive. Funding is delivered through a process that allows OTF to respond flexibly and effectively to the broad and deep need for community-oriented capital funding across Ontario.

  1. Transform Grants:

Organization Registration deadline: October 17, 2018

Application Deadline: November 7, 2018

Purpose:

OTF recognizes that building healthy and vibrant communities takes time and resources. The Grow Investment Stream supports projects that are based on evidence and deliver on specific Grant Results in order to contribute to the longer-term goal of the related Priority Outcome. Projects funded in the Grow Investment Stream are based on robust planning, and deliver positive change which is achieved by replicating, adapting, or scaling existing proven programs.

For more information:

  1. Youth Opportunities Fund

Expression of interest Deadline: August 30, 2018

Organization Registration deadline: October 31, 2018

Application Deadline: December 6, 2018

Purpose:

Youth Opportunities Fund initiatives improve outcomes for youth facing multiple barriers to economic and social wellbeing.

For more information: otf.ca/yof

If you have any questions about these grants, please contact the Ontario Trillium Foundation Support Centre at otf@otf.ca or 1.800.263.2887 or access their website atotf.ca

2018 Enumeration Event – more details

Solving Homelessness Together In London

 Counting Our Way Home

Community Enumeration Event: Tuesday April 24, 2018

 

 London’s Community Enumeration Event is on Tuesday April 24, 2018

London is holding this year’s enumeration event, Counting Our Way Home, on Tuesday April 24, 2018. This year’s community enumeration event builds on the previous three community enumeration events and is an essential part of our community’s response to homelessness.

At least 300 individuals and families experiencing homelessness are expected to participate. Over 75 trained staff and volunteers will work in teams to interview individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness in over 15 locations including emergency shelters, drop-in services, and unsheltered areas.

Gathering information about homelessness in our community assists all of us to respond in a coordinated and integrated way that focuses on housing stability for individuals and families. Engaging Londoners to solve homelessness provides an opportunity to learn and contribute to solutions together.

How The Surveys Help Us Solve Homelessness

The evidence informed VI-SPDAT (Vulnerability Index – Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool), the Government of Canada’s Core Survey Questions, and the Province of Ontario’s Core Set of Common Questions will be used as the interview guide. The interviews are voluntary. Summarized information will be used to prepare a community report.

Why Community Enumeration Events Are Important

Our community’s response to individuals and families experiencing homelessness is more effective when we make every effort to understand their unique circumstances and needs and use that information to help individuals and families get housed and stay housed. This is something we can achieve together through activities and events such as London’s 2018 community enumeration event, Counting Our Way Home.

The focus of this year’s community enumeration event is on individuals and families experiencing absolute homelessness. In the future, this will expand to gather information on homelessness from a broader perspective including those at risk of homelessness or who are precariously housed.

Enumeration events assist the City of London, the Province of Ontario, the Government of Canada, and the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness 20,000 Homes Campaign to have a stronger understanding of homelessness across Canada and build our resolve to solve homelessness together.

For more information on London’s community enumeration event, please contact:

Jan Richardson

Manager, Homeless Prevention

homelessprevention@london.ca

London’s 2018 enumeration event, Counting Our Way Home, is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Innovative Solutions to Homelessness Program, the Province of Ontario’s Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative, and the City of London.

2018 Enumeration Event

On behalf of Jan Richardson, Manager, Homeless Prevention

Mark your calendars! London is holding this year’s community enumeration event, Counting Our Way Home on April 24, 2018.

This year’s community enumeration event builds on the previous three community enumeration events and is an essential part of our community’s response to homelessness.

Gathering information about individuals and families experiencing homelessness in our community assists all of us to respond in a coordinated and integrated way.

Enumeration events assist the Province of Ontario, the Government of Canada and the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness to help us to have a stronger understanding of homelessness across Canada and build our resolve to solve homelessness together.

At least 300 individuals and families experiencing homelessness are expected to participate. Over 75 trained volunteers and staff will participate and complete surveys at over 15 locations in London.

More details will be coming to you soon. Thank you for helping to solve homelessness together!

London’s 2018 enumeration event, Counting Our Way Home, is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Innovative Solutions to Homelessness Program, the Province of Ontario’s Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative, and the City of London.