Homeless Encampments: Strategies and Solutions
April 12, 2022 | 1:00-2:00pm EDT
The proliferation of homeless encampments is a key indicator of Canada’s continuing housing crisis. A perpetual lack of affordable, permanent housing solutions means that encampments will continue to be formed in our communities. Managing these encampments requires collaboration with camp residents and community support.
This webinar will unpack the encampment phenomenon. Learn about BC Housing’s experience with the decampment of two sites: Oppenheimer and Strathcona and get an overview of BC Housing’s key takeaways and reflections from these experiences and the community relationship-building practices that are necessary to move people from encamped to adequately housed.
Stephanie Allen, BC Housing, Vice President Strategic Business Operations and Performance