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RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 1999

Trends occurring in financial services are discussed, and their likely impact on housing finance is described. Three trends - a dramatic improvement in measuring risk; the changing role of intermediaries; and the globalization of the capital markets - are enabling companies like Freddie Mac to make the housing finance system more efficient with respect to the pricing and allocation of risks associated with home loans. More and more, consumers...

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2001

Two events of significance affecting our presentation have occurred since then. First, federal Minister Gagliano and the provincial and territorial ministers responsible for housing met in London on August 15 and 16 to discuss a National Affordable Housing Strategy. Most of the discussions centred on the federal government's proposal for a capital grant program for affordable housing. Along with many of our colleagues in the non-profit...

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2001

The National Coalition on Housing and Homelessness appeared before this committee two years ago, urging the federal government to make a massive re-investment in affordable housing, and to work with all levels of government to address the homelessness disaster and underlying affordable housing crisis. Founded in late 1999, the National Coalition currently consists of 25 national and regional organizations committed to advocating for a...

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2000

The United Church of Canada approved an action-oriented response to the growing homelessness crisis in Canada and championed a national Housing Charter at its General Council meeting in Toronto in August. The main resolution asks the federal government to spend at least one per cent more of its existing total budget on housing for the homeless and those without adequate shelter, and to develop a national affordable housing policy. The...

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2000

The Toronto Disaster Relief Committee is a group of social policy, health care and housing experts, academics, business people, community health workers, social workers, AIDS activists, anti-poverty activists, people with homelessness experience, and members of the faith community. We have worked with homeless people, studied homelessness, served on numerous committees and task forces, and have watched the homeless crisis worsen daily. We...

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2000

Homelessness is on the rise throughout Canada. Some estimates put the number of homeless people at about 200,000 annually. Homeless shelters in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Winnipeg, Hamilton, Kitchener, Ottawa, Peel, Barrie, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax and Charlottetown all report significant increases in recent years. Since the Toronto Disaster Relief Committee started circulating its Homelessness Declaration in 1998, dozens of...

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2000

The Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA) is recommending that the federal government reestablish a financial commitment to promoting non-profit initiatives which preserve and develop affordable housing for low to moderate income Canadians. We provide two basic arguments in support of this recommendation. First, the level of housing need in Canada has grown significantly and it continues to grow. This situation is placing enormous...

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 1999

Since the Second World War, Canada has consistently had national housing programs which directly funded assisted housing, and which complemented the mortgage insurance and lending practices of CMHC. During most of that time, the provinces also participated through various cost shared programs with the federal government, and occasionally sponsored their own assisted housing initiatives. In addition, a variety of short lived programs would...

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 1999

Disasters, natural or man-made, are not restricted to countries in the tropics, but their consequences are similar. The evidence that the crisis of homelessness in this city, this province and in this country has become such a disaster, started to accumulate in late 1995 and early 1996. This included: serious overcrowding of our day and overnight shelter system; a 38% tuberculosis infection rate among the homeless; clusters of freezing deaths...

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 1999

Our members - nearly 800 member-owned and managed non-profit housing co-operatives - are located in all parts of Canada. There are 52,000 households living in our member co-ops, and we represent a further 13,000 co-op households in Quebec. They play an important role in providing safe, affordable housing to Canadians. As the Committee knows, most of Canada’s housing co-operatives were put in place between 1970 and 1992 under programs...

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 1999

The housing market and housing policy are not related to each other in a clear cause and effect pattern. Rather, in a flow of constant interaction and mutual feed-back, housing policy partly reflects the prevailing housing market situation, and the housing market is in turn at least influenced - if not determined - by housing policy.

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2010

Characteristics of participants lost-to-follow-up SUMMARY -Participants were: •Younger and LGBT •Unemployed •Lower income •Live in GTA •History of homelessness •Higher proportion were receiving rental support •Less satisfied with residence •Lower sense of belonging •Recently diagnosed with HIV •NOT on ARV treatment •Less utilization of health care

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

On June 19, 2006 the Housing Centre, in partnership with the Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness, organized a session for the World Planners Congress to look at international approaches to combating homelessness. This is the presentation of Jill Davidson, Senior Housing Planner, Housing Centre, City of Vancouver.

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

On June 19, 2006 the Housing Centre, in partnership with the Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness, organized a session for the World Planners Congress to look at international approaches to combating homelessness. This is the presentation of Becky Kanis, Director of Innovation, Common Ground, New York.

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

On June 19, 2006 the Housing Centre, in partnership with the Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness, organized a session for the World Planners Congress to look at international approaches to combating homelessness. This is the presentation of Ilene Popkin, Assistant Commissioner, NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development.

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

On June 19, 2006 the Housing Centre, in partnership with the Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness, organized a session for the World Planners Congress to look at international approaches to combating homelessness. This is the presentation of Philip Mangano, Executive Director of the US Interagency Council on Homelessness.

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

On June 19, 2006 the Housing Centre, in partnership with the Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness, organized a session for the World Planners Congress to look at international approaches to combating homelessness. This is the presentation of Terrie Alafat, Director of the Department of Communities and Local Government, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, London, England.

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2011

Thank you for inviting me to speak here today.My talk today is about a very basic human right, the right to housing,the right to a home. CBC’s Rex Murphy recently said that the concept of home is the essence of our being. He said ‘home’ is a very powerful word, third only to mom and dad.

I’d like to begin this talk by getting a little bit personal and tell you about three different metaphors that have been important to me,...

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2010

The “Building Wellbeing and Prosperity Together: Taking Action on Poverty in Nova Scotia” conference took place in Truro, Nova Scotia, October 26–28, 2010 and was attended by over 260 participants. It was hosted by the Health Promotion Clearinghouse (HPC), planned and carried out by a diverse multi-sectoral steering committee and working groups, and funded by government, community organizations and the private sector. The conference goals...

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2010

I recently presented my ideas on why academics should tweet and blog too at a symposium at Syracuse University called “Tenure Track Dream Team”.


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RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2010

This presentation, presented at the 2010 NAEH Conference, provides information about Homeless African America Veterans.

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2002

“Homelessness and the lack of affordable housing are Ontario-wide problems, and not confined to Toronto. The plight of renters, as measured by the twin indicators of affordability and availability, is getting worse. The private rental market is not addressing these problems.”

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2010

This INTERMEDIATE workshop will train psychologists to better serve persons who are homeless with dual diagnoses using a contingency management intervention, therapeutic goals management (TGM). Attendees will become familiar with the prevalence of common comorbidities, assessment of needs and resources, strategies to negotiate and reward goals, and translating of evidence-based interventions in community settings. Attendees will be given...

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2010

A grandiose media spectacle erupted when the 2010 Winter Olympic Games were held in Vancouver and Whistler, British Columbia from February - March this year. But carefully obscured behind the exhibition of sporting entertainment, the evocations of national patriotism, and the prominent logos of corporate marketers was the untold story of the price dearly paid by local residents.1 The location of the games was significant: They took place on...

ORGANIZATION: Advocates for Human Potential (AHP)
RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

We are pleased to have two nationally recognized experts on trauma with us today, who have prepared a presentation specifically for the PATH audience. Before we begin, I would like to introduce Gigi Belanger of the Homeless Services Branch of the Center for Mental Health Services. Ms. Belanger has worked closely with Dr. Michael Hutner, the PATH Project Officer, to support the PATH program within CMHS, as well as to develop more effective...

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2010

Mike Fitzpatrick offered NAMI's views on the Subcommittee's upcoming FY 2011 bill on May 12, 2010.

Statement of Michael J. Fitzpatrick
Executive Director, National Alliance On Mental Illness

To the Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee
Committee on Appropriations
U.S. House of Representatives

Regarding FY 2011 Funding for
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH),
The Substance Abuse and...

ORGANIZATION: SAMHSA's Co-Occuring Center for Excellence
RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2008

SAMHSA's Co-Occurring Center for Excellence compiled a series of presentations, which cover many different topics in the treatment of co-occurring disorders.

The presentations are organized by topic and intended audience. The authors of the presentations are leaders in the field of co-occurring disorders.

SAMHSA's COCE presentations cover the following topics:

Consensus and Evidence Based Practices...
RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2005

The purpose of this initiative was to plan and convene a consensus meeting on December 8, 2005 to identify model approaches to individualized, person/family-directed planning. The initiative targeted approaches that facilitate recovery and resiliency for children and adults with mental health problems. (authors)

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

These papers — written by national, cross-disability experts in self-determination — summarize current knowledge about personal experiences of self-determination, ways to reorganize the current infrastructure and financing of service systems to foster self-direction, and societal barriers to self-determination. (Authors)

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 1997

The demographic results of a 1997 study indicates that about 10% of male children and adolescents are on a journey to becoming identifiable homosexual or bisexual young adults (1), and the results have been replicated in the Cardia study cohort (2). Their journey is the "coming out" process, usually occurring in adolescence, and it has been extensively studied as an identity formation process (3). Coming out is a social...

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