To kick-off 2018, A Way Home Canada, the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness and Turner Strategies are excited to invite you to the Systems Planning 101 Webinar!
This is the first in a series of learning opportunities the three organizations have partnered to develop under the evidence-led Systems Planning Collective, recognizing the need to support communities in this direction. The Systems Planning Collective is a capacity building and technical assistance body dedicated to supporting communities in efforts to prevent and end all forms of homelessness in Canada.
Systems Planning 101
Evidence-led systems planning has emerged as a leading approach in addressing homelessness. Systems planning is a process for reconfiguring how policy, resources, services and stakeholders involved can align efforts to affect the desired change. System planning using Housing First as a guiding philosophy is a method of organizing and delivering services, housing, and programs that co-ordinates diverse resources to ensure that efforts align with homelessness-reduction goals.
In this webinar, we will be providing an overview of systems planning, examples of essential elements involved, and implementation guidance.
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
Dr. Stephen Gaetz
Director of the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness
Stephen Gaetz’s commitment is to a research agenda that foregrounds social justice and attempts to make research relevant to policy and program development.
His research interests include homelessness, youth culture and community development. His research on homelessness has focused on their economic strategies, nutritional vulnerability, education and legal and justice issues, as well as solutions to homelessness from both a Canadian and international perspective. Dr. Gaetz is the director of the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness and the Homeless Hub, projects dedicated to mobilizing homelessness research so that it has a greater impact on policy, planning and service provision, thereby contributing to solutions to end homelessness in Canada. In 2014 Dr. Gaetz became President of Raising the Roof.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.