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 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.

Episode 143
Wrap-around Support for Veterans
octobre 5, 2023

This week on the pod we are joined by Alan Mulawshyn, the Deputy Executive Director of Veteran’s House Canada, about the impactful work he and his team are doing so support veterans in need of housing and wrap-around support in the Ottawa area. He shares his journey into this work, insights into veterans experiencing homelessness, and how Veteran’s House Canada has continued to grow to meet the growing needs of Canada’s veterans.

Episode 142
The Crucial Role of Librairies in Uplifting Communities
septembre 28, 2023

Libraries play an important role in community development, including supporting people experiencing homelessness. This week we are joined by Sarah Tarcea from the North Vancouver Library, to talk about the work they are doing to create access and support for Vancouver’s most vulnerable.

Episode 141
A Policy Pathway to Affordable Housing
septembre 21, 2023

This week we talk to Tyler Meredith, a policy expert who helped to craft the 2019 and 2021 election platforms for the Liberal party. We talk about his journey into policy work, some of the work he is most proud of in his time in government, what needs to be done to move us forward out of this housing crisis, and a unique policy solution both he and Alan Broadbent put together that would be both cost effective and impactful in creating new deeply affordable housing.

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