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Housing Supports Forum

Homeward Trust Edmonton, in collaboration with 7 Cities on Housing and Homelessness, is hosting a gathering of stakeholders and practitioners committed to ending homelessness in our province. We look forward to hosting you.

Location: Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel at 10155-105 Street, Edmonton, AB



Wednesday, June 12th

1:30-4:30pm Quality Improvement Technical Training with Built for Zero Canada (BFZ-C)

Speakers Marie Morrison, Director of BFZ-C, and Lori Richer, Improvement Advisor, will discuss the practice, tools, and discipline of change management and quality improvement approaches. Program practitioners and leaders will learn to implement PDSA approaches in their work.

5-7pm Welcome Reception

Thursday, June 13th

9-4pm Full day of panels, workshops and plenary sessions

Friday, June 14th

9am-1pm Continued learning, closing remarks

Additional program details and speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.



Register here: Housing Supports Forum Tickets | Eventbrite

Full conference - Jun 12-14 CA$250.00

Or, if you have limited time: 

Wednesday Afternoon Session - June 12th $60.00

Welcome Reception -June 12th $30.00

Thursday Full Day - June 13th $130.00

Friday Half Day - June 14th $100.00


Conference room rate of $124 per night plus applicable fees/taxes until June 7th.

Contact the Coast Hotel Reservation at 1-800-663-1144 and ask for:

  • Group Code CEP-GFC18648 OR

  • Ask for the 7 Cities room block to book your room and secure the group rate.

The Group rate is offered three days pre-and post-conference, subject to availability.


For questions or comments, please contact:
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7 Cities Housing First Conference Presentations - May 2015-2016

  • Quality Improvement Technical Training, Built for Zero - Marie Morrison and Lori Richer. 

  • Navigation And Support Centre, Government of Alberta - Robyn Cochrane and Christa Gilroy. 

  • Quality Improvement Technical Training, Built for Zero - Marie Morrison and Lori Richer. 

  • Bridge Housing Panel: Role & Place Within Homeless Serving System, Boyle St Community Services. Niginan Housing Ventures: Jake Ramer, Beth Muller, Cala Hills, and Tiana Machado. 

  • Measuring Housing Insecurity, Rural Development Network - Lisa Belanger, Linda Bernicki, And Sydney Stenekes.

  • Evolving Responsibilities & Expectations in Governance of System Planning Organizations, Homeward Trust Edmonton - Susan McGee. 

  • Recruitment Engagement with Landlords, Homeward Trust Edmonton Landlord Relations – Jim Fowler, Lynsey Masson, And Tamuno Francis. 

  • Healthcare Panel - Approaches Within Homeless-Service Providers, Street Connect & The Alex Community Health Centre - Amanda Chamberlain, Steve Richardson, And Chantelle Jackson. 

  • Lived Experience Engagement & Leadership in A Municipal Context - Lived Experience Committee, Homeward Trust - Tammy Rogers, Abe Bavelaar, And Jodi Kelloway. 

  • ARCH In Alberta, Medicine Hat, Homeward Trust Edmonton - Jaime Rogers,

  • Mental Health Allyship, Canadian Mental Health Association - Jeremy Livingston, And Lance Freitas. 

  • Supportive Housing Panel - Lessons Learned and New Approaches, Homeward Trust Edmonton, Native Counselling Services of Alberta - Jeff Walker And Blake Jackman. 

  • Canadian Shelter Transformation Network, Calgary Drop-In Centre – Sandra Clarkson 

  • Kawegehanowak (Together We Will House Them), Lived Experience Committee, Homeward Trust - Pamela Spurvey, And Rosemary Fayant. 

  • Quality Improvement Technical Training, Built for Zero - Marie Morrison And Lori Richer. 

  • Hope Building 101, Canadian Mental Health Association - Amanda De Boer And Jay Forcier. 

  • Building A Diverse Housing Continuum, Housing, And Homeless Initiatives. Grand Prairie - Wendy Hughes, Samantha Chippeway, And Ashley Saunders.

  • Storytelling, Lived Experience Committee, Homeward Trust - Pamela Spurvey And Lori McDermott.

  • Youth Agency Collaborative, Youth Empowerment & Support Services - Margo Long 

  • Recovery Oriented Services in The Homeless Serving Sector, George Spady Society - Lindy Dowhaniuk, And Renee Iverson.   

  • Building Your Data Capabilities, Calgary Homeless Foundation - Sam Elliot, And Dr. Tyler Roberts. 

  • Empathy Building Project, Lana Michelin  

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