CHRA webinar series Fall 2016

Friday, September 23, 2016


OCTOBER 11th, 2016 – 1:30pm EST – 2:45pm EST 

Insights on Housing Trajectories for Newcomers and Refugees

The Syrian refugee crisis has shed light on the many gaps in the Canadian affordable housing system, as well as to the limited housing trajectories for newcomers. This webinar will explore key settlement, integration, housing and relocation challenges being undertaken in Winnipeg and Montreal to address the necessity of providing safe, adequate housing for newcomers.

You will learn about the Montreal component of a pan-Canadian survey on housing refugees by the National Metropolis Project/Homelessness Partnership Strategy (2010-11). The University of Winnipeg and Welcome Place will also share a three-year research project undertaken on housing trajectories for newcomers and Syrian refugees.

Damaris Rose
, Professor, Urban Studies, Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) (QC)
Ray Silvius, Assistant Professor, University of Winnipeg & Hani Al-Ulbeady, Housing Councilor, Welcome Place (MB)

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November 17th, 2016 – 1:30pm EST – 2:45pm EST

The Missing Piece: How Housing Policy Benefits from a Socio-Economic Perspective

Whether new to the housing sector or just interested in delving deeper into housing policy issues, this webinar is for you.

Join us for a candid talk on the role of broader social and economic drivers impacting the non-profit housing sector as well as homelessness across Canada. This webinar will discuss how unemployment, taxation, recessions, social spending and income assistance impacts the social housing landscape, and will speak to the importance of understanding and relating these impacts to advancing housing policy analysis, advocacy and debate.  

Where might this approach take us? And how might it affect affordable housing outcomes? Don’t miss out to learn more.

Nick Falvo
, PhD., Director, Research and Data, Calgary Homeless Foundation (AB)

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December 13th, 2016 – 1:30pm EST – 2:45pm EST

Driving New Housing Supply Across a Range of Affordability Options

From a new private sector cohousing development in Saskatoon, to a non-profit charity focused on providing safe, affordable housing in Ottawa – don’t miss out on this webinar showcasing how new housing is getting built across a range of affordability options.

Hear from Radiance CoHousing who will share the challenges and successes they have encountered while building a new family oriented condo development in the urban centre of Saskatoon, set to break ground in the spring of 2017. Learn more about the cohousing model, as well as the design, financing, sustainability and neighbourhood impacts of the project, along with the management and community principles cohousing fosters.

Ottawa’s Multifaith Housing Initiative (MHI) will also join us to discuss a number of projects underway, including The Haven, a 98 unit mix of town homes and low rise apartment buildings featuring multi-use community space and accessible, affordable units set for completion in the spring of 2017. MHI will also speak about their Veterans House, utilizing a supportive Housing First model to be built entirely through fundraising, and will further address issues such as NIMBY’ism encountered through their mixed-tenure condo development at Somerset House.

Shannon Dyck
 and Michael NemethRadiance CoHousing Team (SK)
Suzanne Le, Executive Director, Multifaith Housing Initiative (ON)

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