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Episode 87
How to embed social justice practices into your organization’s recruitment process
septembre 22, 2022

Our sector, like many others, have found it hard to recruit and keep the talented people we need to continue to make big changes happen in housing, health and homelessness.

This week, Ellery Rosin, the People Operations Manager of Food Share Toronto joins us to talk about some of the innovative and inspiring steps this organization has taken to create a diverse, equitable and inclusive workspace, and much, much more!

Episode 86
How social purpose real estate can help solve Toronto’s housing crisis
septembre 15, 2022

This week, we are joined by Eric Phillip, the Director of Real Estate and Property Management at Dixon Hall to discuss social purpose real estate and its role in helping end the deepening housing crisis we are in.

Episode 85
Policies and infrastructure solutions to address Toronto’s housing crisis
septembre 8, 2022

This week, Matti Siemiatycki joins us to discuss the trends and opportunities in creative mixed-use buildings that blend public, private and non-profit services, the importance of good policy in developing infrastructure in a city, and what has to happen in a city like Toronto to move forward with affordable housing and adequately address the housing crisis we are in.

Episode 84
The importance of lived experience voices in developing housing policy
septembre 1, 2022

This week, Dr. Antoine Lovell joins us to share his own experience of homelessness on the subways of New York City, the importance of having the voices of lived experience at the table when developing policy, the intersection of race, racism and homelessness, and the incredible new research he is heading up as the recipient of the prestigious William T. Grant Foundation grant.

Episode 83
How End Homelessness St. John’s is working to reduce chronic homelessness
août 25, 2022

This week, we are joined by Doug Pawson, the Executive Director of End Homelessness St. John’s to talk about the initiatives this organization is taking in an effort to end chronic homelessness, including the monumental shift they made that led to a dramatic reduction of chronically homeless individuals in the community.

Episode 82
How St. Thomas-Elgin reduced chronic homelessness by 25%
août 18, 2022

This week, we are joined by Danielle Neilson the Supervisor of Housing Programs and Homelessness Prevention for the city of St. Thomas-Elgin to talk about how this Built for Zero community made efforts to reduce chronic homelessness by 25%.

Episode 81
Safiyah Husein on the intersections between justice and homelessness
août 11, 2022

This week, we are joined by Safiyah Husein, the Senior Policy Analyst at John Howard Society of Ontario’s Centre of Research and Policy. She discusses the intersections between justice and homelessness including how people involved in the justice system often become caught in a vicious cycle of homelessness and incarceration, as well as the recently released “No Fixed Address – The Intersections of Justice Involvement and Homelessness” report.

Episode 80
Garima Talwar Kapoor on strengthening income security in Canada
août 4, 2022

This week, Garima Talwar Kapoor, the Director of Policy and Research at Maytree, joins us to talk about the key findings from Maytree’s recently released Social Assistance report and how this data can be used to inform possible policy actions to improve social assistance programs across Canada.

Episode 79
The impact the housing crisis has on the rights of women and gender-diverse people
juillet 28, 2022

This week, we are joined by Kaitlin Schwan, Katlia Lafferty, and Khulud Baig to talk about the two human rights claims that were submitted by the Women’s Housing and Homelessness Network and the National Indigenous Feminist Housing Working Group to the Federal Housing Advocate. These claims spotlight the right to housing violations experienced by marginalized women and gender-diverse people across the country and call for immediate action by the federal government.

Episode 78
Dr. Robb Kelly on the causes and solutions to North America’s opioid crisis
juillet 21, 2022

This week, we are joined by Dr. Robb Kelly, a sought-after recovery expert who believes in treating the causes of addiction instead of just the symptoms. Both a lived expert and expert in his field of recovery, he shares his story of homelessness and recovery, along with his thoughts on both the causes and solutions to the opioid crisis we are facing in North America.

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