Actions for Housing Now

ACTIONS FOR HOUSING NOW: Translating Federal Policy Mandates Into Outcomes

When: Thursday, February 11th starting at 08:30 AM EST
Where: Carleton University’s 1125 @ Carleton, a new innovation lab focused on exploratory and collaborative approaches to solving social challenges through knowledge exchange.
*Note that this is an invitation only event, and pre-registration is strictly required.

Safe, sustainable, adequate housing is fundamental to individual and community well-being. It’s a key factor in addressing issues of physical and mental heath, climate and the environment, immigration and settlement, Indigenous rights, the economy, and justice. Addressing the critical lack of low income rental and subsidized and supportive housing in Canadian communities can and must play a central role in advancing the new government’s broader policy agenda.

This full-day ‘Actions for Housing Now’ event asks: How could the affordable housing system help advance solutions to the social issues you are working to change?

This limited, invitation-only event is sponsored by Tyee Solutions Society in cooperation with the Canadian Housing & Renewal Association, Carleton School of Public Policy, Carleton University Centre for Urban Research and Education (CURE), Carleton School of Journalism & Communication, The Alliance to End Homelessness Ottawa, Broadening the Base, and The Tyee.                

A diverse group of 80+ creative minds will meet for a day to explore opportunities to achieve desired outcomes on a range of issues through safe, secure, affordable and social housing for vulnerable populations.

An opening panel exploring emerging shifts in affordable housing, as related to socio-economic issues facing our community will include:

  • Dr. Jeff Turnbull, Chief of Staff, The Ottawa Hospital, and Medical Director at Inner City Health Project for the Homeless in Ottawa, and Chief of Clinical Quality for Health Quality Ontario
  • Catherine Latimer, Executive Director, John Howard Society of Canada
  • Emily Munroe, Executive Director, 8 80 Cities
  • Moderator: Steve Pomeroy, President, Focus Consulting, and Research Associate, Carleton University Centre for Urban Research and Education
  • Selected reporters will also be present under Chatham House Rule, including The Tyee’s David Ball and Katie Hyslop, whose year-long reporting on affordable housing can be found at The Housing Fix.

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Participants will meet other leaders, game changers and potential collaborators. They will contribute to a thematic table of their choice that will identify the role of affordable housing in key federal Ministry mandates, and the policy solutions needed to translate those mandates into outcomes. 

For more information and to register please contact: Kristen Holinsky, Program Manager, CHRA

*When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed  



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