No Fixed Address: A Talk About Homelessness and Encampments, 6:30pm on Thu 22 Feb 2024

No Fixed Address | A talk about homelessness and encampments | February 22, 2024 | 6:30pm | www.WRCommunityTownHalls.ca
What: No Fixed Address: A Talk About Homelessness and Encampments
When: 6:30pm to 8:30pm on Thursday 22 February 2024
Where: Online only, link sent with registration
Register: Tickets from Eventbrite

With the ever escalating housing crisis, a growing number of people are confronting the harsh realities of homelessness. Despite concerted efforts, community services and shelters are struggling to keep pace with surging demand, leaving many people without access to even these temporary solutions.

Faced with this stark reality, people must forge their own paths to survival, resulting in an increasing presence of makeshift shelters and tents, as residents seek safety and refuge from the often unforgiving elements.

As we grapple with the pressing need for both short-term and long-term solutions to address the root causes of homelessness, the struggle of those living outdoors remains. What can we do to better meet the basic needs, care, and well-being of these people? How can we enhance our approach to this issue, and what proactive steps are other municipalities taking to make a positive and impactful difference in the lives of those affected?

‚ÄčOn February 22nd, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, join host Regional Councillor Rob Deutschmann in this first virtual town hall segment of 2024 focused on homelessness and encampments.

Featured guest speakers include:

  • Dr. Erin Dej, Associate Professor, Department of Criminology, Wilfrid Laurier University (Waterloo, ON)
  • Fiona York, CRAB Park Advocate (Vancouver BC)
  • Margaret Capes, Legal Education Coordinator, Community Law School (Sarnia-Lambton, ON)
  • Greg Nash, London Intercommunity Health Centre, Director-Complex Urban Health (London, ON)
  • Chantelle McDonald,London Cares Homeless Response Services, Director of Service (London, ON)
  • Kaite Burkholder Harris, Executive Direction, Alliance to End Homelessness Ottawa (Ottawa, ON)
  • Jaime Stief, Community Advocate (Kitchener, ON)
  • Mike Lethby, (Niagara Falls)

Additional information on our website at WR Community Town Halls.