Annual Community Forum on Ending Homelessness
The Annual Community Forum on Ending Homelessness is the only event of its kind in Ottawa, bringing over 300 housing researchers, practitioners, front line workers, policy makers, community organizations and governments together to work collaboratively to build solutions to ending homelessness in Ottawa.
Our program provides an opportunity for local agencies to meet collectively and exchange learning, best-practices and strategies from a growing local and Canadian body of knowledge on ending homelessness, and will offer practical information, tools, research, discussion and much inspiration!
More information on the upcoming Alliance Community Forum coming soon!
Thank you to our 2018 Forum Sponsors!
Premiered at the OAC Community Forum in 2017, the Housing & Homelessness Community Projectwas developed as a resource to increase awareness of the complexity of housing and homelessness for urban Indigenous people.
Working directly with Indigenous people with lived experience who were referred to the project through their Housing First Case Manager, the short doc visited each community member in their home, allowing each to share their personal story in their own way. Despite profound loss and difficulties, each story contains examples of resiliency, hope and a desire to give back.
Falling Through the Cracksis a short doc first presented at the 2018 Hospice Palliative Care Ontario Conference in April 2018. It tells the story of individuals living in rooming houses in Ottawa and in need of palliative care. Marginalized and isolated, these individuals fall in the gap between stable housing and shelters where palliative care can be most readily be accessed. The film highlights challenges and opportunities to improve access to palliative care from the point of view of people with lived experience and health care providers.