With COVID’s arrival leading to the abrupt shake up of the global economy, we are poised to reassess Canada’s model of service delivery, and ask “how can innovations help support better outcomes to our most vulnerable populations?”
In this webinar, you will learn:
Learn about the impact technology can have on Systems Integration and Coordinated Access, through the lens of COVID-19.
Community Success Lead
Jenn joined HelpSeeker in 2019 and has since enjoyed untangling community issues and discovering solutions as a Community Success Lead. Jenn has expertise in database management, program evaluation and systems planning.
Driven by learning, Jenn is passionate about unpacking the current status quo of the social sector and working with people with lived experience. Jenn holds a degree in Political Science and currently resides in Calgary.Read
Dena Kae Beno
Housing and Homelessness Coordinator, City of Abbotsford
Dena Kae Beno currently oversees the Hub of the Fraser Valley Community Entity- Service Canada: Reaching Home Secretariat through a tri-partite relationship with Lu’ma Native Housing Society and Vancity Community Foundation. This work includes oversight of the City of Abbotsford’s Social Housing, Homelessness and Community Infrastructure Unit and Abbotsford Homelessness Prevention and Response System.
Dena Kae has 30 years of combined experience in engaging and working with private, government, non-profit and with First Nations and faith communities in Canada, U.S. and South America to foster sustainable cross-sectoral community, built, policy and systems level development to foster healthy and vibrant community outcomes. Dena Kae holds a M.A. in Sociology and Anthropology with a focus on sustainable community development and B.A. in Geography. Both degrees were awarded from Simon Fraser University.Read
Project Coordinator at Canadian Mental Health Association
Provide administrative support for projects undertaken by the organization, and actively work to develop resources to improve the structure and functionality of the organization.
Liases and maintains communication with outside agencies to ensure that Canadian Mental Health Association, ASR, is able to serve the diverse needs of our participants.Read
Community Social Pandemic Response Manager at City of LethbridgeRead
Homeless Initiatives Program Specialist at the City of Grande Prairie
Experienced Project Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the government administration industry.
Skilled in executive development, residential communities, behavior management, government process, housing procurement, knowledge sharing, and collaborative problem solving. Strong community and social services professional with a Bachelor of Education (BEd) from the University of Alberta, with added knowledge of the justice system and law.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.