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 153
New Funding to Scale Housing Innovations
Décembre 14, 2023

This week we are thrilled to have 3 guests on the podcast to talk about an amazing new opportunity from CMHC. Leah Cogan from CMHC’s Innovation and Partnership division joins us to talk about a new funding opportunity to scale housing innovation across Canada. She is joined by Oren Singer the CEO and co-founder of Sparrow, and Jessica Long, the Manager of Education at the Canadian Centre for Housing Rights, two leaders from the sector who share the work they are doing in the sector that is impactful, innovative and scalable. Learn more about the newest opportunity from CMHC, as well as receive great insight into some impactful work happening across the sector

Episode 152
A 360 Look at the Housing Crisis
Décembre 7, 2023

For over 40 years, Steve Pomeroy has been teaching, advising and consulting on Housing and Homelessness across Canada. He joins us on the pod this week dropping incredible insights on how we got into this crisis and paths forward out of it. It’s a must listen.

Episode 151
Level Up with the Housing Supply Challenge
novembre 30, 2023

This week on the pod we welcome Gracen Johnson from CMHC as we talk about “Level Up” the fifth round of the Housing Supply Challenge. We discuss the two streams, what a successful application could look like and what the hopes are for this round of the challenge. A great chance to learn about a exciting opportunity for new funding from CMHC!, take a listen!

Episode 150
An Incredible Homelessness Experiment
novembre 23, 2023

What would happen if we provided youth experiencing homelessness with a monthly cash transfer to support them with housing and other costs of living? Executive Director of Point Source Youth, Larry Cohen joins us on this week’s podcast to discuss his incredible work with agencies across the U.S. providing youth with cash transfers as a way to prevent homelessness.

Episode 149
A Deep Dive into Impactful Housing Policy Work
novembre 16, 2023

This week are joined by the brilliant Carolyn Whitzman who talks about the impactful policy work she is doing, her new book titled “Clara at the Door with a Revolver: The Scandalous Black Suspect, the Exemplary White Son, and the Murder That Shocked Toronto” and her incredible journey into this field of work which has taken her across the world!

Episode 148
Can a blanket change someone’s life?
novembre 9, 2023

Can a blanket change someone’s life? Gregory Ould from Blanket BC thinks so! Ould joins us on this week’s podcast to talk about how a random encounter with a person experiencing homelessness changed his life and his sons life and inspired him to start Blanket BC, an organization that has provided hundreds of thousands of blankets over the last 18 years to those most in need.

Episode 147
A Journey Out of Homelessness
novembre 2, 2023

Front line hero, musician, politician, academic, and lived expert. Housing Advocate Leigh Bursey has worn all of those hats over the years and continues to be a strong voice and supporter to Canadians experiencing poverty and homelessness. He joins us on this week’s pod to share his journey and wisdom in a podcast you don’t want to miss!

Episode 146
Climate Change and Greener Affordable Housing
octobre 26, 2023

This week on the pod we have special guests Nik Schruder and Charlie Aucoin to talk about CMHC’s commitment to Climate Change, and how organizations can apply to be part of the solution through the new Canada Greener Affordable Housing program.

Episode 145
Mitigating Barriers to Safe and Affordable Housing for Black Communities
octobre 19, 2023

This week we are joined by Modupe, Nemoy and Cecile, three amazing team members from the Hogan’s Alley Society in BC, to talk about their incredible research that they’ll be presenting at the CAEH conference, around “Mitigating barriers to safe and affordable housing for Black Communities.”. We chat about how the project came together, what the key learnings were and what their hopes are for the research moving forward.

Episode 144
Design in the Acceptance of Affordable Housing
octobre 12, 2023

What part does design play in the acceptance of affordable housing in communities? Find out that and much more on this week’s podcast as we are joined by Rebecca Siggner, Manager of Research at BC Housing.

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