Let’s be honest: 2020 really kicked everyone in the butt. We’re ready to move on, and in 2021, we’re looking to make jobs easier for those in the social services sector!
First up: the Housing sector! If you’re a Reaching Home community, we’ve got a few tools up our sleeve that you won’t want to miss. Join us as we discuss streamlining processes for data curation, visualization, and report writing that are required for the 2021 PiT Count.
In this webinar, you will learn:
Participants will come away with knowledge about new HelpSeeker tools, designed to empower data-driven decision making that support outcomes-based approaches. The focus for this webinar will be supporting housing sector organizations looking for guidance on the 2021 PiT Count.
Manager of Community Social Development, City of Lethbridge
Martin is the Manager of Community Social Development at the City of Lethbridge, working to ensure that all residents have opportunities for healthy development and social wellbeing. Key policies include the Municipal Housing Strategy and the Community Wellbeing and Safety Strategy. Martin’s past roles include experience in law enforcement, Lethbridge College instructor in the Criminal Justice Program & Chair of the School of Justice Studies, and Dean of the Centre for Justice and Human Services.Read
Over the last decade, Jesse has dedicated her career to creating social change within and across public, private and charitable sectors. As the Government of Canada’s technical advisor for Point-in-Time Homeless Counts, Jesse supported more than 60 communities, between 2016 – 2018, to create enumeration strategies that met their unique, local needs. She has also co-authored several important publications on homelessness, including the first State of Homelessness in Canada, and a seminal study on youth homelessness in the Greater Toronto Region.
In the private sector, she’s created and implemented social purpose programs for companies like Starbucks, Petro-Canada, and Home Depot, to effect change in areas such as education, youth, food insecurity, mental health, employment, and caregiving.Read
Sr. Manager, Research & Data
Chantal brings 15 years’ experience in the field of health and human services with a focus on the collection, interpretation, and visualization of data to inform policy and programming. She has expertise in developing and implementing databases, online database governance, privacy regulation and practices, and using data to make better decisions.
Chantal’s special interest is Geography: understanding where things are found, why they are there, and how they develop and change over time. She utilizes Geographic Information Science (GIS) technology, as its spatial focus embraces the idea of interconnectedness.Read
Dr. Alina Turner
Co-President & Co-Founder of HelpSeeker
Dr. Alina Turner is the Co-President & Co-Founder of HelpSeeker, a social enterprise harnessing tech innovation for the greater social good. She is recognized as a leading researcher and thinker on social issues with proven implementation results.
Alina is a Fellow at The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary and serves on the Board of Directors for A Way Home Canada and the Alberta Rural Development Rural Advisory Board on housing and homelessness. Her work on system planning is recognized as a leading practice and often called upon as a model across communities. Her drive and passion for this work are grounded in her lived experience of the social issues she continues to challenge in her professional work.