International webinar series on Housing First

This webinar series is hosted by the Ontario Housing First Regional Network Community of Interest (OHFRN‐COI) and the Housing First Europe Hub (the Hub).

The OHFRN‐COI strives to assist communities across Ontario, Canada, to develop, evaluate, and improve Housing First (HF) programs based on the Pathways HF model tested, adapted, and shown to be effective in the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s At Home / Chez Soi Demonstration Project.

The Hub was established by the Y-Foundation (Finland) and FEANTSA (European Federation of National Organisations Working with Homeless People), along with more than 15 partners, creating a network of organisations, public authorities and foundations working to scale up HF programs in Europe.

The goal of webinar series is to bring together the international HF community, share evidence-based knowledge, experience and innovation, build capacity for HF programs, and promote high quality implementation of the HF model that includes both fidelity to and adaptation of the model.

This webinar series is for mental health and addictions stakeholders including practitioners, managers, program developers, and policy-makers involved in HF through the health and housing sectors.

Webinar topics, dates and presenters

1. HF and the Costs

This webinar will look at the current evidence on cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness of HF.

Date: Thursday, January 21, 2021
Time: 9:30am – 11:00am EST

Watch the recording (password: RrD6VqtM). View the presentation slides.

Presenters

Resources from presenters

2. HF and Influencing Policy

This session in February will provide examples of from different countries on how to influence policies around elections at a local level.

Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021
Time: 9:30am – 11:00am EST

Register for this webinar.

Presenters

3. The 10-20%

This session in March will explore the 10-20% of clients who are unsuccessful in ending their homelessness through participation in a HF program.

Presenters and registration available soon.

4. HF and Women

This webinar in April will examine topics such as HF and families/mothers experiencing homelessness, as well as domestic violence and HF.   

Presenters and registration available soon.

Upcoming international conference on Housing First

The OHFRN-CoI is also hosting the Fourth International Housing First Conference. This conference has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and is now being held as a virtual conference in the fall of 2021. We will be launching a survey soon to gather information on your preferred topics and formats for the conference. Stay tuned for more information and check out the conference website.   

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