Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location: : Student Union Building (SUB)
The City of Abbotsford is hosting a regional forum on Housing Best Practices at the UFV Abbotsford campus.
Thursday, Oct 15
8:30 am – 4 pm
Student Union Building, Great Hall, Abbotsford campus
The forum will include:
Housing First Best Practices Forum and World Café Dialogue
Panellists will share their best practices for a community response to housing people experiencing homeless.
Topics include: wrap around support, intensive case management and the role of shelters & outreach in the housing first approach.
A framework a community may use when tackling a complex, challenging social issue such as homelessness. A shared vision for change, shared goals and outcomes for community decision making are among the topics that will be discussed in this presentation.
Keynote Speaker: Alice Sundburg
Integral Strategy Roadmap
“Imagine a desired future and develop a roadmap to get there”.
This presentation will introduce a workshop series that will be offered later this fall. The outcome of the workshop series will be a detailed visualization of the Homelessness in Abbotsford Action Plan.
For more information, visit abbotsford.ca
The Day’s Events will include:
Registration/Refreshments: 8:30 am – 8:50 am
Welcome Address, Mayor Braun: 8:50 am
Welcome Address, UFV: 8:55 am
Housing First Panel: 9 – 11 am
To build multi-sectoral understanding of Housing First promising and best practices
- MPA Society- Housing First (Housing Provider)
- Rain City Housing- Housing First (Service Provider)
- Look Out Society- Shelter Provider (focus on how to operate a supported shelter with a focus to transition individuals to Permanent Housing Placement through a Housing First approach)
World Café Dialogue: 11 am–12 pm
To discuss application of Housing First practices in Abbotsford
Regional Mayor’s Table additional break out room: 11 am – 1:15 pm
FVRD and neighbouring Metro Vancouver Mayors and Council to be invited to participate in a Mayor’s roundtable about homelessness issues and potential collective impact solutions.
Lunch: 12 –1 pm catered by Mennonite Central Committee (Social Enterprise)
Collective Impact: 1– 1:45 pm Keynote Speaker (Alice Sundberg)
Integral Strategy Roadmap Workshop Series Introduction: 1:45 pm – 2:15 pm
Multi Stakeholder Engagement: Bob Yates and Keith Jones, Facilitators
Refreshment Break: 2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Closing Presentation: 2:30 pm – 4 pm
Event Location : Student Union Building (SUB)
City of Abbotsford — Housing First ForumDate(s): Thursday, October 15
Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm