Episodes

Check out On the Way Home’s podcast library. Don’t miss any episodes featuring the bright voices and important issues about homelessness and housing.

A new episode is released every Thursday.


Episode 51
Charly Ligety
Release Date: January 13, 2022

Charly Ligety is the Director of The Housing Innovation Collaborative (HICo), an action-oriented non-profit housing research and development platform based in Los Angeles, CA. HICo highlights the next generation of construction, finance, and policy solutions to address the housing affordability crisis. His recent work on rapid shelter solutions has been featured in national press and published with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Episode 50
Dr. Alina Turner
Release Date: January 6, 2022

Dr. Alina Turner is the co-founder of HelpSeeker, a social enterprise focused on scaling systems innovation to accelerate social change across Canada. HelpSeeker uses machine learning, data science, and social innovation to help people access services that improve their lives. A researcher and entrepreneur, Alina led the implementation of Canada’s first Homelessness Management Information System and designed Calgary’s Housing First System of Care.

Episode 49
What On the Way Home meant to us in 2021
Release Date: December 30, 2021

For the final episode of 2021, Meg, Michael and Stefania look back at our podcast’s first year. Join us to hear our personal favourite moments, our hopes for the new year and what home means to us. A huge and warm thank you to everyone who have listened and supported us in our first year of On the Way Home. We can’t wait to show you what we have planned for 2022!

Episode 48
‘Us and Them’
Release Date: December 23, 2021

The documentary Us and Them spans over 10 years following the lives of four people experiencing homelessness, including Karen who spent 20 years on Canada’s streets. Karen is a long-time friend of the film’s producer, co-writer and co-director, Krista. The two join us on the podcast this week to talk about their experiences and the documentary.

Episode 47
National Housing Strategy Solutions Labs
Release Date: December 16, 2021

Andrew Cowan joins us to talk about the National Housing Strategy Solutions Labs. He is a Senior Specialist on the Demonstrations and Excellence team in Innovation and Partnerships at CMHC and leads the administration of Solutions Labs, which provides housing stakeholders with funding and expert innovation lab consultants to help solve complex housing problems using innovation. This On the Way Home episode was brought to you by the good people at the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

Episode 46
Northern Access: Housing Supply Challenge
Release Date: December 9, 2021

The Housing Supply Challenge is heading into round three in January 2022, the Northern Access Round: Supply Chain Solutions for Northern and Remote Housing. Building in the north is expensive and difficult. This challenge invites residents and professionals to submit ideas and solutions to improve Canada’s housing supply chain in northern and remote regions. Listen and learn more! This On the Way Home episode was brought to you by the good people at the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

Episode 45
Justine Levesque
Release Date: December 2, 2021

Justine Levesque is a Research and Evaluation Officer at Hub Solutions, a social enterprise at the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness. She talks to us about a recent report she worked on, Understanding the Needs of Workers in the Homelessness Support Sector. Justine is passionate about using participatory research approaches to create collaborate spaces for people with lived experiences to be research partners and not simply research participants.

Episode 44
3D-printing homes & housing supply
Release Date: November 25, 2021

How big does a 3D printer have to be in order to produce a home? Why is 3D-printing housing slow to gain momentum in Canada? Could it play a role in ending homelessness? Explore the answers to these questions in our interview with Ed MacNab, CEO of 3D Printed Homes Corporation. He brings a broad base of experience in construction and the oil patch, electronics and IT, and various startups including a tech venture that grew to a market cap of over $600 million.

Episode 43
Dianne Himbeault
Release Date: November 18, 2021

Dianne Himbeault is a professional planner with over 25 years of experience. She has been with CMHC for more than 10 years in a variety of roles and is currently an Outreach Specialist promoting the National Housing Strategy. We talk about the role communities play and the National Housing Co-Investment Fund. This On the Way Home episode was brought to you by the good people at the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

Episode 42
The right to housing in Canada
Release Date: November 11, 2021

The National Right to Housing Network is dedicated to the progressive realization of the right to housing in Canada, and its meaningful implementation. What does a realized right to housing in Canada look like and what barriers are standing in the way? Learn more about it by listening to this conversation with the network’s Michèle Biss and Sahar Raza.

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