The Human Rights-Based Approach to Housing Team, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation recently released a discussion paper, “A Human Rights-based Approach to Housing” (2018).
The OHFRN-CoI provided feedback that includes seven main points which will be highlighted in this webinar. Presenters will also discuss their views on the rights-based approach to housing and how it fits with the Housing First approach.
This webinar will explore how a Housing First approach fits with a human rights approach to housing.
You will learn about:
- A rights-based approach for the National Housing Strategy;
- How Housing First fits with the approach; and,
- How to get the rights-based approach into legislation.
Participants from different communities are encouraged to attend and share their stories about implementing Housing First for persons experiencing chronic homelessness.
- Kenneth Hale, Director of Legal Services, Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario
- Emily Paradis, Independent researcher, and instructor, Urban Studies, University of Toronto
- Bruce Porter, Executive Director of the Social Rights Advocacy Centre
- Tim Aubry, Professor, School of Psychology & Senior Researcher, Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services, University of Ottawa; and OHFRN-COI Co-lead
- Geoff Nelson, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University; and OHFRN-COI Co-lead; and OHFRN-COI Co-lead
This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Housing First Regional Network Community of Interest.
This free, day-long forum’s purpose is to raise public awareness and educate community members about the issue of human trafficking and its footprint in Niagara.
The Keynote Speaker is The Honourable Rob Nicholson, MP Niagara Falls, former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and current Justice Critic.
Join this forum for stories from local survivors, a screening of the animated short, “I am Little Red,” by 50 Eggs Films, a presentation from the YWCA on the Niagara Region Human Trafficking Emergency Response Protocol, a law enforcement panel discussion, presentations on Financial Industry tracking progress from Project Protect and break-out sessions for/on parents, youth, the hospitality sector and a labour trafficking case study.
A lunch is provided for those attending, so further information about advance registration for a head count will follow.
Partial Presenters List:
Survivors, Niagara Regional Police, YWCA Niagara, Meeting Professionals Against HT, Project Protect, OPP, RCMP, Toronto Police Service
Who Should Attend?
youth, educators, students, faith groups, parents, financial services, hospitality sector, community & social service agencies, taxi drivers, law enforcement, businesses, everyone who cares
This forum is hosted by Project Protect & Silver Spire United Church.
Niagara Connects is pleased to invite you to save the date to attend the 5th annual Canadian Open Data Summit (CODS), which will be held in Niagara Falls! The Summit is THE annual event bringing together open data leaders from across Canada, to share best practices and local experiences, learn from top international experts, and grow the community strategically and collaboratively.
Annually, the Canadian Open Data Summit draws a diverse range of individuals from:
- Private Sector
- Technology/Startup Community (including Civic Tech)
GREATER THAN THE SUM – A CELEBRATION OF COLLABORATION
2018 SUMMIT STREAMS INCLUDE:
- Easing Collaboration: Standards, Precedents, Mutuality
- Effective Collaboration: Impactful, Fruitful, Authentic
- Excellent Collaboration: Innovating, Trend-Setting, Thought-Provoking
Registration and event information coming soon!