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1 Call for presentations The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness is seeking presenters for the 2016 National Conference on Ending Homelessness, to be held in London, Ontario November 2 nd to 4 th, We are inviting proposal submissions on: Leadership, planning and practice; Youth homelessness; Indigenous homelessness; Women s homelessness; and, Research and policy The National Conference on Ending Homelessness is designed to support and accelerate the end of homelessness in Canada by giving community leaders, agencies, front line workers, researchers and policy makers the inspiration, information, tools and training they need to begin to end homelessness. This conference is an opportunity to meet collectively and exchange learnings from a growing Canadian and international body of knowledge on ending homelessness. General presentation information The National Conference on Ending Homelessness will include hour concurrent sessions tentatively organized into seven streams: 1. Leadership, planning and practice 2. Indigenous homelessness 3. All Our Sisters - women s homelessness 4. 20,000 Homes Campaign 5. Housing First 6. A Way Home - youth homelessness 7. Canadian Observatory on Homelessness - research and policy Conference presenters can register for the conference at a discounted rate of $205 before August 31, After August 31, 2016 registration is $310. Note: the presenter rate is limited to only one presenter per presentation, up to a total of four presenters per session. All submissions must contain the following information: Presentation title The name(s) of the presenters and their affiliation(s) identifying one lead presenter addresses and other contact details A short (300 words max) presentation summary Whether you are proposing a presentation or a complete session Which stream you are applying to present in The submission deadline is April 22 nd,

2 What we re looking for The aim of the conference is to support and accelerate an end to homelessness in Canada. We want to equip conference attendees with information, tools and training they need to begin to end homelessness, which means we will be looking for presentations that: are consistent with a focus on ending homelessness and the principles of Housing First; are solutions focused (we can talk about problems, barriers and challenges, but bring the ideas and solutions too); give conference participants actionable knowledge; are innovative and interesting are high calibre; meet the needs of communities, organizations, leaders and front line workers who are at different stages on the road to ending homelessness (some are just starting out, others have been at it for a number of years) are new to the conference we don t want the same presentations every year Reconciliation Following on the report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the CAEH wants to begin to fulfil our role in reconciliation with Indigenous peoples by providing a forum with an environment of mutual respect and understanding. We encourage presenters to consider how presentations can relate to any of the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and honour Residential School Survivors and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. Got a better idea!? If you have an idea, presentation or session concept that does not necessarily fit in the categories outlined above, please feel free to submit a proposal anyway. There s always room for great ideas that move us toward ending homelessness in Canada. Questions If you have any questions relating to the call for presentations, please contact Submitting a presentation proposal Completed submissions, or inquiries, should be sent to: The submission deadline is April 22, Authors will be notified of their acceptance in early June. No guarantees! Given the overwhelming response to our national conference call for proposals last year, we expect considerable interest in this year s conference and therefore we cannot promise all proposals will be accepted. 2

3 Leadership, planning and practice call for presentations The leadership, planning and practice section of our program is aimed at supporting senior leaders and front line workers in homeless systems across Canada in shifting from managing homelessness to ending it. We are inviting submissions on the following topics: The role of funders as leaders in ending homelessness Family homelessness Housing First and Permanent Supportive Housing for Aboriginal peoples Suicide intervention Case management for complex clients Understanding and responding to FASD Trauma informed care Key considerations in ending homelessness for LGBTQ individuals Addressing the unique challenges of rural and northern homelessness Preventing discharge from mainstream systems (foster care, jail, health care) into homelessness The evolving role of shelters in ending homelessness Housing strategies for people who are not successful in scattered site Housing First programs Engaging people with lived experience Models of peer support in Housing First Sex work and human trafficking Coordinated intake systems Community leadership in ending homelessness the critical role of the backbone organization The evolving role of the Community Entity and Community Advisory Board in a Housing First world Communication strategies for building public and political support for ending homelessness Models of harm reduction in permanent housing (scattered site or congregate) Managing community relationships The role of faith communities in ending homelessness Homeless Management Information Systems and the important role of data Other This is not an exclusive list of topics, please feel free to propose a concurrent session or presentation topic 3

4 Indigenous homelessness call for presentations First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples are overrepresented amongst homeless populations in most communities in Canada. Indigenous peoples become homeless and experience homelessness differently than other Canadians and are challenged by poverty, racism, loss of culture, colonialism, the legacy of Residential Schools and more. Following on the report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the CAEH wants to begin to fulfil our role in reconciliation with Indigenous peoples by providing a forum with an environment of mutual respect and understanding, where we can work together to end homelessness for Indigenous peoples. We are inviting submissions on: Understanding and responding to the impact of Indian Residential Schools The role of homeless services in Reconciliation Addressing Intergenerational trauma Cultural reconnection Considerations in Housing First for Indigenous peoples The intersection between homelessness and MMIW Housing and Housing First in the North The role of ceremony and cultural reconnection in recovery Other Sessions format can be adapted to include sharing circles or other culturally appropriate formats. 4

5 All Our Sisters Women s homelessness call for presentations All Our Sisters is a national network focused on women s experiences of homelessness, guided by women with lived experience, along with researchers, service providers and community stakeholders to develop gender sensitive strategies and solutions on safe communities and housing security for women and girls from coast, to coast to coast. All Our Sisters is excited to partner with the CAEH to deliver a dedicated stream of sessions on ending homelessness for women and girls at the 2016 National Conference on Ending Homelessness. This conference is an opportunity to continue to draw from the best of innovative and promising practices in order to further our work to end homelessness and build safe, inclusive communities for all women and girls. We are seeking plenary/workshop presentations with the following themes: Mothering and homelessness: challenges and the impact on children Advocating for woman and children with child protection services Ending homelessness for senior women Trauma informed care Considerations in homelessness prevention for women and girls Listening to the voices of women and their realities of homelessness Models of supportive housing for women Gender-analysis of homelessness / security of housing Housing First for women and their families Housing First for women and their families fleeing domestic violence Intersectionality as a framework for addressing women s homelessness Translating stories and truth telling into change Strategies to reduce governmental, institutional and systemic barriers Women centred programs and policies that work Cross-sectoral collaboration Innovative strategies in community development Lessons on successful policy advocacy Participatory research: theoretical underpinnings, methodology, ethical considerations Solutions coming from the ground up Creating models of change Taking on leadership roles in your communities We will also welcome submissions on themes not included on this list that are in keeping with a focus on ending homelessness for women and girls. 5

6 A Way Home Youth homelessness call for presentations In partnership with A Way Home (a national coalition dedicated to preventing, reducing and ending youth homelessness in Canada) we are hosting a stream of concurrent sessions on youth homelessness. This stream of the conference will focus on conceptual, policy, research and practice considerations in preventing and ending youth homelessness. Papers and panels may cover any of the following themes: School-Based Programs Family First Youth Leaving Care Youth Exiting Corrections Host Homes Youth Reconnections Mental Health and Addictions Income and Education Housing First for Youth Rural Youth Homelessness Change Management Community Planning and Implementation 6

7 Canadian Observatory on Homelessness Research and policy call for presentations In partnership with the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, we are hosting a stream of concurrent sessions on research and policy. The main research themes for this conference address policy responses and interventions, as well as issues relating to particular homeless sub-populations with an eye to building cost effective, humane and permanent solutions to homelessness. Although the format is intended for the reporting of more formal research on all aspects of homelessness and housing, and will be most relevant to researchers and policy makers, we encourage the presentation of promising practices, innovative solutions, and dissemination of research findings and articulation of organizational policy implications. You are also invited to submit an abstract on a theme not listed, so long as it is relevant to the overall conference theme. As such, we invite your submissions on the following topics: 1. Systems of care service coordination and system integration 2. Housing and support interventions 3. Indigenous homelessness 4. Homelessness prevention 5. Homelessness and mental health / addictions 6. Rural and small town homelessness 7. Legal and justice issues 8. Measuring progress towards ending homelessness 9. Sub-populations youth, women, families, etc. 10. Knowledge mobilization practices regarding homelessness research, policy and practice 11. Other Guidelines for research presentation abstracts Researchers (academic, government, non-profit, consultant) and students are invited to submit abstracts for presentations. Submissions must contain the following information: Presentation title Presentation format (single paper, colloquium) The name(s) of the author(s) and their affiliation(s) The name(s) of presenters that is, who will be presenting at the conference itself address and other contact details of key contact Abstracts cannot exceed 300 words and should include: - Statement of project s purpose - Brief description of methods - Summary of findings (if applicable) - Implications for theory, policy, and/or practice - Keywords Abstracts that focus on community-based solutions are encouraged. Abstracts must be research/evidence based. Papers presented at other conferences will be accepted. 7

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