Episodes

Check out our podcast library. Don’t miss any episodes featuring the bright voices and important issues about homelessness and housing in Canada.

(A new episode is released every Thursday.)


Episode 9
Nicholas Ridiculous and Michelle German
April 22, 2021

In order to solve youth homelessness, young people experiencing it or aging out of the foster care system must be at the table where solutions are being discussed. Nicholas Ridiculous shares his lived experience and Michelle German, Vice President of Policy and Strategy at WoodGreen Community Services, talks about their critical new report, New Housing Models for Youth Transitioning Out of Care, a Solutions Lab Roadmap. As Nicholas notes, there are lots of reports but we must act to end youth homelessness!

Episode 8
David Ireland
April 15, 2021

David Ireland has been a housing advocate all his working life, from local authorities to government, to media and charities. Now he’s the Chief Executive of World Habitat based in the UK, whose vision is “a world where everyone has a safe and secure home in a successful community.” World Habitat recently released a report about how organizations across Europe worked together to save lives during the pandemic, and supported people’s journey out of homelessness.

Episode 7
Laural Raine
April 8, 2021

Laural Raine is Director of Service Planning & Integrity at Shelter, Support and Housing Administration with the City of Toronto. Recently, the city released its shelter system data publicly to inform solutions to homelessness. Every month, the data is updated and the city is expanding on the data it collects. Hear more about why transparency and data are key pillars to ending homelessness.

Episode 6
Dr. Jeffrey Turnbull
April 1, 2021

There is no denying that Dr. Jeffrey Turnbull is dedicated to serving people experiencing chronic homelessness after turning down a top job with a hospital in order to found and continue his work with Ottawa Inner City Health. Hear about lessons learned from COVID-19, challenges, and why housing is healthcare.

Episode 5
Tara O’Toole
March 25, 2021

Mental Health Ambassador with the University of New Brunswick-Saint John and mentor, Tara O’Toole joins us this episode to talk about her journey out of homelessness and the power of mentorship, mental health support and prevention.

Episode 4
Nick Falvo
March 19, 2021

While the pandemic has been rough on everyone, it has had even more of an impact on people experiencing homelessness. Nick Falvo, a well-known and respected Research Consultant who started his career on the front line, joins us on this On The Way Home episode to talk about his recent report on the long-term impact of the COVID-19 recession on homelessness in Canada.

Episode 3
Bif Naked
March 11, 2021

“She sings, acts, writes and is a fierce advocate for our country’s most vulnerable.  Join us this week on ‘”On The Way Home”, as Canadian icon, Bif Naked shares her personal journey through the entertainment industry and how she works to continually use her platform to help and lift up those in need in our communities!”

Episode 2
Bahar Shadpour
March 4, 2021

Bahar Shadpour joins us this episode to talk about the necessity of an evictions moratorium in Ontario as the pandemic rages on. She is the Communications and Public Affairs Specialist at the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario, a specialty community legal clinic serving tenants and fighting for safe, adequate and affordable homes.

Episode 1
Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson
February 25, 2021

On the Way Home kicks off its inaugural podcast episode with Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson. From his personal motivation for ending homelessness to why he thinks we can do it, Mayor Iveson shares the necessary policy and decisions required to make it happen. Since 2009 Edmonton has housed over 12,000 people through Housing First.

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