Housing Policy Forum Series:
Supportive Housing

 This event is part of our Housing Policy Forum Series. Read more about the other forums in this series.

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Invite you to join in a series of discussions on current housing policy issues

Please join us for a discussion on Supportive Housing 

There is no way to make any model of housing reform work without addressing the needs of people facing mental health, addictions and other significant vulnerabilities. While these communities live on low incomes they face other barriers to successful tenancies. While there are housing models that serve these communities well, they are in short supply and may not be scalable. How do we serve this community effectively at a scale that addresses the real need?


Introductions 3:00-3:10 

The Panel Discussion: 3:10-3:50

Greg Suttor, Wellesley Institute

What are the Province's strategies for dealing with supportive housing?

Steve Lurie, Canadian Mental Health Association

People facing mental health challenges have been the subject of considerable public policy analysis in recent years— What do the learnings from those processes tell us about how housing might serve this community better? 

Victor Willis, Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre

The service models created for people with addictions and mental health issues have mixed outcomes. How have these models tended to miss the mark and result in adverse outcomes for the people they are intended to support? What are the hallmarks of successful model development?

Tenant Perspective: The Dream Team

People who live with addictions and mental health issues are in a unique position to contribute to the design of effective systems. What do survivors of the mental health system have to tell us about what an effective model of housing for vulnerable tenants would look like?

Q&A: 3:50-4:00

Roundtable Discussions: 4:00-4:45

Summaries and Feedback: 4:45-5:00

May 30, 2017 at 3:00pm - 5pm
Ajay Ram · · 416-351-0095 x 250
Charles Ritchie Jeanie Son Valerie Hyman Rafi Aaron Raushan Bhuiyan Tali Pelich Ajay Ram Wyne Tsang Annalise Mathers Gautam Mukherjee theresa forster Nancy Garner Paul Dowling Ming Ma Anjum Sultana Stephanie Malcher Keisha St. Louis-McBurnie Gregory Suttor

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