Webinar recording: Collective Care - Supporting one another and preventing burnout in Housing First programs

On Thursday, October 3, 2019, the Ontario Housing First Regional Network Community of Interest (OHFRN-CoI) presented a webinar on "Collective Care: Supporting one another and preventing burnout in Housing First Programs."

During this webinar, you will:

  • discuss and practice strategies, including mindfulness, a highly researched practice that promotes well-being and reduces anxiety;
  • explore the theoretical and biological underpinnings of mindfulness; and
  • examine some practices that can help us build a culture of collective care in our workplaces.


Watch the webinar recording and download the presentation slides. And access the presenter's resources:

Brian Dean WilliamsThe presenter

Brian Dean Williams was a clinician working with the Vancouver arm of the At Home/Chez Soi project, and has 22 years of frontline experience with mental health, addictions, and homelessness. He is now in private practice and travels widely to facilitate workshops and training.

The moderators and OHFRN-CoI co-leads

  • Tim Aubry, Professor, School of Psychology & Senior Researcher, Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services, University of Ottawa
  • Geoff Nelson, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University


The OHFRN-COI, supported by Evidence Exchange Network (EENet), assists communities across Ontario to develop, evaluate, and improve Housing First (HF) programs based on the Pathways model tested, adapted, and shown to be effective in the At Home / Chez Soi Demonstration Project. For more information, visit http://eenet.ca/housing-first-community-of-interest/.