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The University of Ottawa hosts third Research Forum on Homelessness

November 20, 2006

Source: University of Ottawa

On November 22nd, National Housing Day, leading academic researchers and the Ottawa community will come together at the University of Ottawa to present the latest research on homelessness. It is estimated that 1% of Ottawa’s population and one out of every 200 Canadians is homeless.

The forum hosts many of Canada’s leading thinkers on homelessness, including University of Ottawa professor, Tim Aubry, one of the presenters on the Panel Study on Homelessness in Ottawa. Federal and municipal officials, service providers and activists will also take part.

The afternoon keynote address will be given by internationally recognized researcher Dr. Geoff Nelson of Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo. Dr. Nelson, who works primarily in partnership with disadvantaged people, will speak on Connecting Research with Advocacy on Homelessness and Housing.

WHAT: 2006 Community Forum on Homelessness: Linking Ottawa Research with Action and Policy

WHEN: Wednesday, November 22, 2006, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: University of Ottawa, Tabaret Hall Chapel, 550 Cumberland Ave.

COST: Registration free & lunch provided.

Other topics to be covered include:

  • What assists people to leave homelessness and achieve housing stability

  • Resilience among youth who have been homelessness

  • Integrating women who have experienced homelessness into the community

  • The cost of homelessness and an analysis of responses in four Canadian cities

  • ‘Housing First’ – the provision of integrated treatment for those with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders

    A full program detailing the day’s events can be found at

    The Community Forum on Homelessness is organized by The Alliance to End Homelessness, a coalition of community stakeholders in Ottawa committed to working collaboratively to end homelessness.

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