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The Involvement of Persons with Lived Experience in Paid Staff Roles 1:00 pm
The Involvement of Persons with Lived Experience in Paid Staff Roles @ Online
Dec 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Join the Ontario Housing First Regional Network Community of Interest (OHFRN-CoI)’s webinar which will explore how to involve PWLE in paid staff roles when implementing Housing First. You will learn about: Getting an organization ready to involve PWLE in paid roles; Hiring, training and supporting staff with lived experience; The perspectives from staff with lived experience; Issues to anticipate with staff with lived experience; and Promoting an inclusive environment for staff with lived experience. Presenters: Catharine Vandelinde, Executive Director, Options Bytown Non-Profit Housing Claude Lurette, Housing Support Worker Peer Specialist, Options Bytown Non-Profit Housing Jeremiah Bach, Peer Support Worker, CAMH Lisa Medd, Housing Program Manager, CMHA Ottawa Michelle Bilek, Coordinator, Training and Technical Assistance Program, Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness Moderators: 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 Participants from different communities are encouraged to attend and share their stories about implementing Housing First for persons experiencing chronic homelessness. This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Housing First Regional Network Community of Interest.
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Integrated Youth Services: Laying the Foundation 12:00 pm
Integrated Youth Services: Laying the Foundation @ Online
Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Integrated youth services (IYS) often provide a “one-stop-shop” for mental health, physical health, substance use and addictions, education, vocational supports, housing, and other social services. IYS initiatives meet the needs of youth and young adults aged 12-25 across multiple domains of their lives by reducing systemic barriers, including the division between paediatric and adult services, and limited cross-sector collaboration. Frayme has had the unique opportunity to learn from 10 international IYS initiatives to gain ‘on the ground’ practical information that’s largely unavailable in the literature. This webinar is the first in a 6-part series and will present aggregated findings on how these IYS are organized and operated. Considerations discussed will include partner and stakeholder engagement, rationales for establishment, organizational principles, governance and leadership structures, funding, and barriers and enablers. There will be time at the end of the presentation for questions. Learning objectives: This webinar will allow participants to: Learn about the scope of integrated youth services (IYS), including the principles, processes, and funding sources that guide and facilitate their establishment Differentiate between IYS networks and single sites, and understand their governance structures and responsibilities Explore enablers, barriers, and sustainability concerns related to IYS This webinar is hosted by Frayme.
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Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Dec
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Integrated Youth Services: Laying the Foundation @ Online
Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Integrated youth services (IYS) often provide a “one-stop-shop” for mental health, physical health, substance use and addictions, education, vocational supports, housing, and other social services. IYS initiatives meet the needs of youth and young adults aged 12-25 across multiple domains of their lives by reducing systemic barriers, including the division between paediatric and adult services, and limited cross-sector collaboration.

Frayme has had the unique opportunity to learn from 10 international IYS initiatives to gain ‘on the ground’ practical information that’s largely unavailable in the literature.

This webinar is the first in a 6-part series and will present aggregated findings on how these IYS are organized and operated. Considerations discussed will include partner and stakeholder engagement, rationales for establishment, organizational principles, governance and leadership structures, funding, and barriers and enablers. There will be time at the end of the presentation for questions.

Learning objectives:

This webinar will allow participants to:

  • Learn about the scope of integrated youth services (IYS), including the principles, processes, and funding sources that guide and facilitate their establishment
  • Differentiate between IYS networks and single sites, and understand their governance structures and responsibilities
  • Explore enablers, barriers, and sustainability concerns related to IYS

This webinar is hosted by Frayme.

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Housing and Shelter: Living in Niagara Working Session @ Niagara Falls Public Library - LaMarsh Room
Jan 29 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Community partners are invited to join Niagara Connects for one or more of 12 working sessions in January, 2019 to review and modernize the Indicators and Measures for each Living in Niagara report Sector.

The Living in Niagara – 2017 report was released 1 year ago. Now is the time to begin building the 2020 version! The report weaves data and knowledge together, to describe quality of life across the 12 Living in Niagara Sectors. The Sectors align with the Social Determinants of Health; their combined data provides a holistic picture of socio-economic progress in Niagara.

Report construction methodology has evolved since its inception in 2008. Indicators and Measures in the 2020 report will be updated to reflect current practice and new knowledge within each Sector.

The availability of affordable, safe and appropriate housing and shelter in a community has an impact on creating a healthy community and on the well-being of its citizens. It is important to have a place to call home where you build a collective history with others. Read more about the Housing and Shelter Sector here.

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