Volunteers Needed!

London is holding this year’s community enumeration event, Counting Our Way Home, during the week of April 24 – April 29, 2017. We hope you will join us as a volunteer. Volunteers are critical to the success of a community enumeration event and we can’t do it without you!

If you are interested in volunteering for this year’s enumeration event, please register through this link: or email We will then send you an information package with everything you need to be a volunteer. Please indicate your interest in volunteering by Friday April 7, 2017.

Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and able to provide proof of a valid Police Vulnerable Sector Check or a Letter of Verification. Exceptions may be granted upon request.

As a volunteer in Counting Our Way Home, you will be part of a group of engaged Londoners who are working to solve homelessness together. At least 300 individuals and families experiencing homelessness are expected to participate. Over 75 trained volunteers and staff are needed to complete surveys at over 15 locations in London.

You can find out more about London’s community enumeration event by going to:

Gathering information about individuals and families experiencing homelessness in our community assists all of us in our effort to solve homelessness together. We appreciate your support and look forward to working with you during Counting Our Way Home.

Data Management RFP

Request for Quotation – City of London Annual Enumeration Event – Data Management and Coordination Services

Homeless Prevention, Neighbourhood, Children and Fire Services is responsible for the delivery of London’s Annual Enumeration Event under the Homeless Prevention System Implementation Plan.

The City of London is seeking Requests for Quotations from qualified organizations / consultants to undertake the data management, reporting, and coordination of London’s Annual Enumeration Event. Data management and coordination services are required to ensure the appropriate management of logistics, training of volunteers, secure collection of  completed surveys, accurate and reliable data entry, and professional production of required reports.

Deadline to submit an electronic proposal is no later than midnight Thursday, February 23, 2017.

All proposals are to be submitted to

2017 Request for Quotation Annual Enumeration Event Data Management and …

London Training Opportunities

There are some exciting upcoming training opportunities for staff and leadership working in homeless serving organizations.

Please see details and registration information below:

 SPDAT and Excellence in Housing First Case Management Training

The Taking Action on Youth Homelessness Committee as part of the Community Action Network for Children & Youth Elgin, is hosting two full-day workshops:

 i) SPDAT Training

This daylong session will support service providers gain a better understanding of homelessness and introduces support workers to the Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool (SPDAT). The SPDAT is an evidence informed tool for assessing the needs of homeless/at-risk individuals and families and for deciding the appropriate level of intervention to resolve each individual’s or family’s struggle with housing.

 Date: Wednesday, March 8th 2017

Cost: $53.60 and includes a light lunch

Location: TBD soon


 ii) Excellence in Housing Case Management

This workshop is designed to provide you with the most current and effective housing support activities from across North America combined with updated tools and strategies to enhance your effectiveness as a Housing Based Case Manager/Support Worker and the Team Leader that supervise housing programs.

 Date: Thursday, March 9th 2017

Cost: $53.60 and includes a light lunch

Location: TBD soon

Register: https:/


  1. Leadership Academy

OrgCode Consulting is hosting a Leadership Academy facilitated by Iain De Jong.  A Leadership Academy is a unique and intensive opportunity for Housing First leaders, and emerging leaders, to share, learn, grow, network, and form a community to advance our shared mission of solving homelessness together through a Housing First approach.

 Date:  March 28 – 30, 2017.

Cost:  $500 per attendee plus the cost of travel, accommodation and two meals.

Location: Oakwood Resort in Grand Bend, Ontario