Twitter Thunderclap to Support Bill 26

The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) is organizing a Twitter “thunderclap” to coincide with an OFL press conference on Bill 26, Domestic and Sexual Violence Workplace Leave, Accommodation and Training Act, 2016.

If you sign up, the tweet will be posted to your Facebook and/or Twitter feed automatically at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, November 24.

Please go to this link and sign up today, and encourage your friends to do so as well. When you get to the page, please click the link that says “support with Twitter” or “support with Facebook.” Here is the link:

With your help, this online campaign will be a success.


Changing the Conversation – Integrating Community Voices in Solving Homelessness in London (Northeast Community Conversations Group)


Join the Northeast Community Conversations (NECC) group as they look beyond policy and government to hear real stories from citizens with lived experiences, to delve deeper into the state of homelessness, to get a clearer, realistic picture on its impact on the City of London, identify barriers which have not been addressed yet, and looking at best practices and ways for reducing homeless experiences in our London.

What: Conversation about solving homelessness in London
When: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 @ 6:30 p.m. (to 9:00 p.m.) (doors open 5:45 p.m.)
Where: Abundant Life Community Church, 640 Grosvenor Street, London

Advanced registration is required; sign up for the Eventbrite here:



Tent City Forum


Come and learn about the founding, struggles and success of Victoria’s SuperIntent City, an encampment of people experiencing homelessness that led to the creation of hundreds of units of new housing.

What: Forum on Victoria, B.C.’s SuperIntent City
When: November 1, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: London Public Library Central Branch, 251 Dundas Street, Tonda Room

Ana McBee (SIC Society, Super InTent City)
Kim A. Hines (LEAC, Committee to End Homelessness Victoria)

Presented by the Lived Experience Advisory Council with support from the Maytree Foundation in conjunction with the National Conference on Ending Homelessness.


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Women’s Community House AGM 2016


The Board of Directors of Women’s Community House (WCH) invites you to WCH’s 38th Annual General Meeting, please see details below.

When: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 @ 6:00 p.m. (RSVP by Sept 22)
Where: Highland Country Club, 1922 Highland Heights, London, ON N6C 2T4

With special guest speaker Judy Rebick (Canadian journalist, political activist and feminist).

Call for Volunteers for CAEH Conference 2016

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The City of London, in cooperation with the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness (CAEH) is seeking volunteers to assist with the Canadian Conference on Ending Homelessness held in LondonNovember 2 to November 4, 2016.  Volunteers are needed throughout the conference.

They are requesting that you forward your completed application package (electronic application is below) to the Board of Directors, staff and volunteers.

Please see the attached information and application for details on how volunteers can support the Conference and help showcase the City of London.  Please submit applications by Monday, September 26, 2016 to the Homeless Prevention Team, City of London at jjackson at

Please note, volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and have a current Police Vulnerable Sector Check or Letter of Verification from their place of work or volunteer.

To learn more about CAEH and this event visit their website at

CAEH16 Volunteer Flyer

YMCA Canada Advocacy Alert

YWCA Canada Advocacy Alert: Federal Strategy on Gender-based Violence Opportunity

Status of Women Canada has opened an online survey to gather input to the federal strategy on gender-based violence at this link: online survey on the SWC website. We encourage you to take the time to respond to this important opportunity to make change for women.

The survey is short but thoughtful. Two key questions are:

  1. What are the top three priorities for a Federal Strategy on Gender-based Violence?
  2. What are the top three types of gender-based violence that should be prioritized in a federal strategy?

The deadline to complete the survey is close of business on September 1, 2016.


ALERTE au Plaidoyer de YWCA Canada: Stratégie fédérale sur la violence basée sur le genre – Possibilité

Condition féminine Canada a lancé un sondage en ligne pour entendre différents points de vue au sujet de la stratégie fédérale sur la violence basée sur le genre.Répondez au sondage sur le site Web de CFC. Nous vous encourageons de prendre votre temps à répondre à cette possibilité importante d’apporter un changement pour les femmes. Le sondage est court, mais réfléchi. Les deux questions principales sont :

  1. Quelles devraient être les trois priorités d’une stratégie fédérale contre la violence basée sur le genre?
  2. Quels sont les trois types de violence basée sur le genre sur lesquels devrait porter principalement la stratégie fédérale?

Vous avez jusqu’à la fermeture des bureaux le 1er septembre 2016 pour répondre au sondage.



World Homeless Action Day 2016

World Homeless Action Day 2016

Save the date! – the London Homeless Coalition is planning several events to recognize World Homeless Action Day this October.

When: Thursday, October 6, 2016
Soup N Bread: Free meal and free store, starting at 4:00 p.m. in Covent Market Square
Agency Walk: Starting from Convent Market Square at 5:00 p.m. and 5:15 p.m., ending at Campbell Memorial Park
Memorial Service: Starting at 6:00 p.m. at Campbell Memorial Park

Please share our poster! (JPG above or PDF below)

World Homeless Action Day 2016 poster

Special thanks to contributing partners:


SPDAT Training

Solving Homelessness Together in London
Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool (SPDAT) Training

When:  Monday, September 19, 2016
Time:  9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where:  BMO Centre, London Optimist Sports Centre, 295 Rectory Street, London  N5Z 2A7

The City of London’s Homeless Prevention Team invites you to attend a day of inspiring training by Iain DeJong, CEO and President of OrgCode Consulting on the Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool (SPDAT). SPDAT is currently used in over 100 communities across Canada, the United States and Australia.

By attending the training you will join other service providers to learn together and be certified on how to use the SPDAT to support individuals, youth and families experiencing homelessness in working towards their housing stability.

What is the SPDAT? The Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool (SPDAT) is an acuity assessment tool for homeless serving organizations and staff working with individuals/families experiencing homelessness to prioritize service. It is an objective approach to assessing needs for housing stability based upon evidence. The SPDAT tools are designed to help guide case management, improve housing stability outcomes and track changes over time, and are applied at the initial assessments and at ongoing intervals.

Why attend? SPDAT is a standardized assessment tool increasingly being used by homeless serving organizations in London. Using SPDAT helps us work together with a common assessment and guides our understanding of the needs, referrals and priority of individuals and families.  When you have completed the training, you can start using the SPDAT immediately.

Who’s Invited: London’s homeless serving organizations, including their Executive Directors, Managers and Front-line Staff.

Facilitator: Iain DeJong, CEO and President, OrgCode Consulting

Web Site:

Please RSVP by answering the registration questions below and emailing to Homeless Prevention at  by Wednesday, September 14, 2016.

Dietary Concerns:
Have you taken the full SPDAT training? Yes or No

 Light Lunch and Refreshments will be provided.

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

London’s Homeless Prevention System is a coordinated and integrated individual and family-centred Housing First approach that is outcome focused and designed to address, reduce and prevent homelessness in London.