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RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

This paper provides a brief overview of the nature of Canadian housing policy and the role played by government. It is not about Canada’s current housing problems. Rather, it seeks to outline an improved conceptual framing for thinking about housing problems and the role played by the different levels of government in Canada’s housing system.

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009

This document is a presentation, which provides and overview of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), its effects, living with FASD, and methods for prevention.

ORGANIZATION: The Institute for Children and Poverty
RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009

On January 20-21, 2010, the Institute for Children and Poverty (ICP) hosted a national conference in downtown Philadelphia, PA. Children, Poverty, and Homelessness: from Research to Policy, from Policy to Practice was a hugely successful event, which brought together hundreds of researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and other professionals interested in the issues of family and child poverty and homelessness and how to better work toward...

ORGANIZATION: Affordability and Choice Today
RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009

“Housing in My Backyard: A Municipal Guide for Responding to NIMBY” is geared to municipal staff and politicians. It offers ways in which municipalities can prepare themselves for NIMBY opposition, focussing on tools and techniques that have proven successful in gaining community acceptance.

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009

Two special-purpose bodies set up to focus the City’s efforts: the Affordable Housing Committee and the Affordable Housing Office

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009

The Aboriginal population is growing much faster than the total population, and is much younger than the total Canadian population.

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

City of Calgary - Homelessness: From Prevention to Cure Background information on homelessness.

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2000

Predictors of perceived family bonds were examined among homeless young people who initially left home one year earlier.

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2008

This PowerPoint training provides an introduction to SOAR (SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery). This includes information on benefits and establishing a SOAR initiative for local and state agency administrators.

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009

Who are we? • Largest social housing provider in Canada, second largest in North America • 58,000 units, 2,000 buildings, high rise, mid & low rise, town houses and single family houses • Average age of buildings 41 years • 89% of tenant pay 30% of their income to rent • 11% are market rent • 95% tenants do not pay utility charges • 35% are seniors

ORGANIZATION: Windsor Essex Community Housing Corporation
RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009

CHC provides well maintained, safe and affordable community housing in a respectful and fair manner. We are leaders in the housing sector and contribute to the development and support of strong communities in the city of Windsor and the county of Essex.

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009

Mayor’s Tower Renewal is a program to drive broad environmental, social, economic, and cultural change by improving Toronto’s concrete apartment towers and the neighbourhoods that surround them.

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009

The Project: Explore the social backgrounds and housing experiences of immigrant households that are vulnerable to and at risk of homelessness in outer suburbs by: • Synthesis of policy and planning documents • Analysis of census information • Interviews with key actors • Focus groups with immigrants

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009

Study background & methods • Findings are from a larger study conducted by Street Health in winter 2006/2007. • The Street Health Report 2007: representative, random sample of 368 homeless men and women at meal programs & shelters across downtown Toronto • Homelessness defined as: having stayed in a shelter, with a friend/relative, in a public place, or other site not intended for human habitation for at least 10 of...

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009

Outline: “Housing First” Approach • Overview of the Hostels to Homes (H2H) Pilot Initiative • Funding Parameters • Policy Parameters • Service Delivery Trends • Service Delivery Models • Evaluation • Preliminary Data

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009

People with mental health challenges are consistently overrepresented in homeless populations? Why? Something about mental illness per se that predisposes to homelessness? Something about homelessness that predisposes to mental illness? Something about our societal response to mental illness and homelessness?

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009

Definitions and concepts: ƒ Acceptable housing and core housing need ƒ 2006 data – what’s new? Recent and planned CMHC releases: ƒ Research Highlights ƒ Housing in Canada Online (HiCO) Findings from selected Research Highlights: ƒ Core housing need ƒ Household incomes and shelter costs

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009

The Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) is working towards developing housing indicators to support several key initiatives: 1. Poverty Reduction Strategy 2. Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy 3. Provincial-Municipal Fiscal and Service Delivery Review 4. Municipal Performance Measurement Program 5. Health System Strategic Plan 6. Housing ‘Dashboard’

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009

Overview of how Toronto uses placed-based planning for human services, with a focus on recent work around identifying neighbourhoods for interventions

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009

The purpose of this study is to understand the scope and experiences of non-senior, oneperson households on the social housing wait lists in Ontario.

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009

Partnership between VAC and Government of Ontario, with Hollander Analytical hired to conduct studies • Goals: (1) Inform VAC & Ontario on approaches to service delivery to seniors; (2) Inform and contribute to wider policy discussions • Approach: Two interrelated studies comparing costs and outcomes of home care, supportive housing and long term facility care

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009

Project Objectives: 1. Create a profile of families currently receiving placements in social housing 2. Assess the appropriateness and affordability of social housing for the families 3. Assess the other social and economic outcomes for the families as a result of having moved into social housing 4. Determine to what extent families view social housing as transitional or permanent housing

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009

Two New Studies: • Regent Park Redevelopment Study • GTA West Social Housing and Health Study • both just getting underway • both receiving funding from CMHC and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research – MMAH also supporting RP study • both studies will be the first of their kind in Canada and substantially improve our knowledge of the potential health effects of housing

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009

Purpose of Research: Assist CMHC in identifying the wider societal benefits of housing by examining existing research on linkages between housing and education, skills development and employment Assess strength of conclusions in existing research Identify research gaps, weaknesses

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009

Purpose of Research: Assist CMHC in identifying the wider societal benefits of housing by examining existing research on linkages between housing and education, skills development and employment Assess strength of conclusions in existing research Identify research gaps, weaknesses

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009

Topics: • Context • Aims of the Institute • Details of the Event • Current Situation in Canada • Considering Options to: - Mobilize and Network Existing Capabilities - Promote Wider Knowledge Dissemination - Expand Support to Housing Education - Broaden Range of Housing Career Pathways • Next Steps

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009

Presentation to the Full Committee of the National Housing Research Committee.

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009

Exploring the behavioural decision making of homebuilders and the transport and housing costs tradeoffs faced by households.

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009

Windsor-Essex County has forged a number of Community Partnerships in housing through the following:  Homelessness Partnering Strategy  Now House – Windsor 5  The University Community Partnership  H.A.R.S. - Housing Analysis Recommendation Strategy

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2000

Paper presented to an International Conference on Street Children and Street Children's Health in East Africa, held in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, April 19th - 21st April 2000.

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