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 62
Mark Richardson on the impact of data
mars 31, 2022

CTO of Rich Analytics, Mark Richardson has over 25 years of experience on data-analytics platforms. As the pro-bono Technical Lead for data visualization & analytics on the HousingNowTO.com civic-tech project, Mark works to develop robust tools to improve engagement around civic challenges like affordable-housing development and supportive housing access.

Join us this week where we talk about the impact data has on Canada’s housing market and how leveraging it can improve Toronto’s delivery of new affordable housing.

Episode 61
How COVID-19 has impacted 2SLGBTQ+ Youth
mars 24, 2022

2SLGBTQ+ youth are overrepresented among the homeless youth population and experience significantly higher rates of mental health issues compared to heterosexual and cisgender youth.

Internationally renowned researcher, Dr. Alex Abramovich, joins us along with 360°kids Chief Executive Officer, Clovis Grant, and Peer Outreach Worker, Jesse Vacarciuc, to talk about how service providers, policymakers, and public health officials can adequately address the needs of 2SLGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness during the pandemic.

Episode 60
John Fox discusses the Ontario Housing Report
mars 17, 2022

John Fox has 20 years of experience working in the housing sector, specializing in real estate development, social and affordable housing, and construction law.

Through his commitment to advance and sustain affordable housing, our guest discusses the Ontario Housing Affordability Task Force Report and what its findings mean for renters, home-buyers, and developers in the province.

Episode 59
Jacob Gorenkoff & Julie McNamara chat CHRA Congress
mars 10, 2022

At the heart of the housing and homelessness sector is community. It’s been over two years of having to adjust to an ongoing pandemic and fostering a sense of community has been challenging. With the raising of public health restrictions, there’s finally light at the end of the tunnel. CHRA’s April 2022 Congress on Housing and Homelessness is an opportunity for the sector to come together, learn, and re-establish the sense of community we have been missing over the past two years.

This week’s guests, Julie McNamara and Jacob Gorenkoff from the CHRA join us to talk about 2022’s keynote speakers and the latest news on this year’s event.

Episode 58
Jeff Willmer – A Better Tent City
mars 3, 2022

Instead of taking down an encampment, they made it a safe step toward permanent housing. Join us on this week’s episode where we speak to the Co-Founder of A Better Tent City, Jeff Willmer. We’ll talk about how a small but mighty group of volunteers in the Waterloo Region put together an incredible project supporting many of the community’s most vulnerable.

Episode 57
Stéphan Corriveau
février 24, 2022

With a housing crisis in full swing, Canada needs new supports to work our way through these challenging times. Executive Director, Stéphan Corriveau brings decades of experience working as a researcher, analyst, academic, and advisor for local, regional, and national non-profit organizations. Join us on this week’s episode where we’ll discuss The Community Housing Transformation Centre’s innovative approach in working with housing organizations across the country to drive transformation, sustainability, and growth in community housing.

Episode 56
The Coldest Night of the Year Event
février 17, 2022

On February 26th, thousands of Canadians will walk to raise awareness on the current homelessness crisis in our economy during the Coldest Night of the Year event. Join us on this week’s episode where Marj Andre from Blue Door and Katie Keats from Choices for Youth discuss this year’s event.

Episode 55
Mariana Gallo
février 10, 2022

This week we are joined by Mariana Gallo from World Habitat. We’ll be talking about some of the amazing and innovative 2021 World Habitat Award winners and how you can enter the awards in 2022. You don’t want to miss it.

Episode 54
Scott MacAfee
février 3, 2022

This week Scott MacAfee, the Chairperson of the National Advisory Council on Poverty joins On The Way Home to talk about who the council is, their important work, and the just released, “Understanding Systems: The 2021 Report of the National Advisory Council on Poverty.”

Episode 53
Isabel Cascante and Trisha Scantlebury
janvier 27, 2022

This week we are joined by the brilliant and passionate Isabel Cascante and Trisha Scantlebury from the United Way of Greater Toronto as we discuss their impactful and eye opening research report called “Vertical Legacy: The case for revitalizing the GTA’s aging rental tower communities.”

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