Housing Stability For All: Be Part Of London’s Next Homeless Prevention and Housing Plan

London’s Homeless Prevention and Housing Plan is being renewed. The Homeless Prevention and Housing Plan guides London’s strategies and actions for the next five years.

You Are Invited To Participate In Community Consultations
At each consultation session, attendees will:
• Join for a breakfast or lunch.
• Hear from an inspiring guest speaker with topic specific expertise.
• Learn about the London landscape from Sandra Datars Bere, Managing Director, Housing, Social Services, and Dearness Home.
• Participate in small group discussion to provide feedback on draft strategies and create actions for the Homeless Prevention and Housing Plan.

Register for any or all of the community consultations by visiting:

Topic 1: Emergency Shelter and Specialized Housing
Date: Monday, May 6, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Guest Speaker: Solving Chronic Homelessness… Do You Believe It’s Possible? Marie Morrison, Director of Built for Zero Canada, Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness (CAEH). Marie is a dynamic leader with 20 years of experience in housing and homelessness. Prior to joining CAEH, Marie worked for 15 years with the Region of Waterloo as a System Manager to create a housing focused system designed to end homelessness. Waterloo was the first community to pilot a Registry Week and one of the first to achieve a quality By-Name List.
Registration Deadline: Monday, April 29, 2019

Topic 2: Retaining Community Housing – Supplements
Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Guest Speaker: Best Practices in Community Housing. Jim Steele, CEO, Windsor Essex Community Housing Corporation. Jim has over 30 years of experience in housing and is a seasoned speaker. Under his leadership, the Windsor Essex Community Housing Corporation has become a leader in the housing sector, contributing to the development and support of strong communities.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Topic 3: Creating, Retaining, and Enhancing Housing Stock
Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Guest Speaker: Addressing the Need For New Affordable Development In Canada. Derek Ballantyne, Manager Partner, New Commons Development and Board Chair at Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. Derek has over 20 years of experience in housing, real estate management and development business, with a focus on affordable housing.
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Topic 4: Coordinated Access and Housing First
Date: Monday, June 3, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Guest Speaker: Ending Chronic Homelessness is Possible. Jaime Rogers, Homeless and Housing Development, Medicine Hat Community Housing Society. Jamie is a dynamic speaker and leader behind Medicine Hat’s success in ending chronic homelessness. Medicine Hat works from a system approach and has developed innovative housing approaches that have worked.
Registration Deadline: Sunday, May 26, 2019

Topic 5: Access to Community Housing – Waitlist & Priorities
Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Guest Speaker: To Be Determined.
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, June 11, 2019
All consultation sessions will be held in the Carousel Room, Western Fair District.

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