Have you heard lots about the need to integrate systems like health and justice with homelessness but never quite figured out what this would look like on the ground? If so, this webinar’s for you. Have you been working at bringing key system players together but can’t figure out what you should all be doing now that you’re all meeting? If so, this webinar’s for you.Have you ever noticed you’re going to the same meetings about the same issues with the same people and wondered if this is what all the integration fuss is all about? If so, this webinar’s for you. In this SPC Webinar, we will hear from communities working to integrate diverse stakeholders (provincial, federal, municipal, non-profit) across diverse interests and common goals relevant to preventing and ending homelessness.
In this webinar, you will learn:
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.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
Manager of Homeless & Housing Development, Medicine Hat Community Housing Society
Over the past 15 years, Jaime has done extensive work in systems planning, the housing and homeless-serving sectors including consultations that extends throughout North America and beyond. Her work includes systems planning and coordination, integration, strategic planning, KPI and policy framework development, program evaluation, and community development.
Jaime was instrumental in the development of THRIVE South Eastern Alberta Strategy to End Poverty and Increase Well-being, and most recently, the Systems Transformation Project, which brings innovation and technology into the social sector.Read
The Homeless Hub
The Canadian Observatory on Homelessness is the largest national research institute devoted to homelessness in Canada. The COH is the curator of the Homeless Hub – a library of over 30,000 resources.