Announcements

World Homeless Action Day Coverage

Lots of great coverage on the unveiling of the London Homeless Memorial:

http://on.fb.me/1aqoMws

http://www.londoncommunitynews.com/news-story/4152665-new-monument-and-2014-forum-focus-on-battling-homelessness/

http://www.lfpress.com/2013/10/10/london-homeless-memorial-in-hallowed-place

http://blackburnnews.com/london/2013/10/10/remembering-lives-lost-to-homelessness/

http://www.am980.ca/2013/10/10/world-homeless-day/

http://www.thelondoner.ca/2013/10/10/monument-revealed-on-world-homeless-action-day

 

World Homeless Action Day 2013

WHAD Media Release 2013

City of London

October 8, 2013

London Homeless Memorial Unveiling

Join us on World Homeless Action Day as the City of London and the London Homeless Coalition come together to unveil a public monument commemorating lives lost as a result of homelessness in London.

 WHAT:   London Homeless Memorial Unveiling

WHEN:  Thursday, October 10 at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Campbell Memorial Park – 380 Dundas Street (north side of Dundas between Waterloo and Clarence)

Photo ops and interviews available on site.

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   Media Contacts:

Jan Richardson

Manager Homelessness, Hostels and

Special Populations

City of London Community Services

519-661-2500 ext. 5228

jrichardson@london.ca

Abe Oudshoorn

aoudsho@uwo.ca

Cell: 519-854-2085

Work: 519-661-2111 ext. 86042

Being Inclusive of Aboriginal Families

New resource:  Being Inclusive of Aboriginal Families

Best Start Resource Centre is pleased to announce a new online resource for service providers: Open Hearts, Open Minds: Services that are Inclusive of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Families

This report shares how, with an open heart and open mind, service providers can positively influence the inclusion of First Nation, Métis and Inuit families in services.

Website:               http://beststart.org/resources/aboriginal_health.html

Computers for School Initiative

Hello everyone,

The Homelessness Partnering (HP) Secretariat is pleased to announce that a contract is in place with Computers for Schools (CFS) for the deployment of refurbished computers to organizations that provide emergency sheltering services to the homeless population.

Computers for Schools (CFS) is a national, federal government-led initiative that operates in cooperation with all provinces and territories, the private and the volunteer sectors.  CFS collects, repairs and refurbishes donated surplus computers from government and private sector sources and distributes them to schools, public libraries and not-for-profit organizations throughout Canada.

Available refurbished computers will be no more than 3 years old and equipped with the following:

*             Processor :  Core Duo

*             Operating System:  Windows 7

*             Memory 4 GB or more

*             Storage:  80 GB or more

HP Secretariat will oversee the allocation of equipment on a first come, first serve basis and priority will be given to emergency shelters implementing HIFIS.

Steps to request equipment:

1)            Complete and sign the attached ‘Request for Computer Equipment’ form.

CFS Request Forms 2013

*             When submitting this form, please ensure you provide a list of locations where the computers will be deployed in the box provided (if there is not enough space, please list on a separate page)

*             The requester’s signature is required where indicated

2)            Return the completed “Request for Computer Equipment” form to the HP Secretariat for processing.  Forward to the attention of Carolyne Guilbert.

*             Electronically at NC-HIF-CP-PC-SIS-GD@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca <mailto:NC-HIF-CP-PC-SIS-GD@hrsdc-rhdsc.gc.ca>  or

*             By fax to 819-994-4211

3)            Organizations will be contacted by the HP Secretariat once their request has been approved and forwarded to Industry Canada for processing.

We encourage submission of applications as soon as possible. Deadline for requests to be submitted is no later than March 5th, 2014.

PLEASE FORWARD THIS MESSAGE TO EMERGENCY SHELTERING AGENCIES IN YOUR COMMUNITIES. THANK YOU.