Program at a Glance

We’re very excited to offer another jam packed conference program. CAEH17 will include 66, 90 minute concurrent sessions and six plenaries delivered over two and a half days. This year our conference will have a special focus on Indigenous homelessness with dedicated sessions, featured content throughout the program, some terrific keynote speakers as well as art, cultural and Ceremonial opportunities.

Our friends in Winnipeg are also promising a wealth of local hospitality with some excellent tours and events.

Calendar

Our expanded 2017 conference program is organized into seven streams:

  1. Leadership, planning and practice
  2. Indigenous homelessness
  3. Women’s homelessness
  4. 20,000 Homes Campaign
  5. Housing First
  6. A Way Home – youth homelessness
  7. Canadian Observatory on Homelessness – research and policy
TIME DAY 1 – Wednesday Oct. 25
7:00 Lighting of Sacred Fire
7:30 Continental Breakfast
Carlton Foyer
8:00 Grand Entry & Opening Plenary
Elder Bertha Fontaine, Mayor Brian Bowman, Grand Chief Arlen Dumas, Minister Scott Fielding, Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, Louis Sorin, and Tim Richter
York Ballroom
8:30
9:00
9:30 Refreshment Break
Carlton Foyer
10:00 Concurrent Sessions A
Meeting Rooms (North Building)
1, 2, 3, 4, 5W/6, 7/8, 9/10, 11, 12, 13, 17 
10:30
11:00
11:30 Lunch Plenary with Keynote
Paula Goering Memorial Scholarship Presentation
Keynote – Beth Sandor
York Ballroom
12:00
12:30
13:00
13:30 Concurrent Sessions B
Meeting Rooms (North Building)
1, 2, 3, 4, 5W/6, 7/8, 9/10, 11, 12, 13, 17
14:00
14:30
15:00 Winnipeg Tours & Optional Sessions
Offsite
Meeting Rooms (North Building)
2, 3, 4, 13, 17

(starting at 3:15pm)
15:30
16:00
16:30
17:00
17:30 Welcome Reception
Hosted by CAEH17 Winnipeg Host Committee
York Ballroom
18:00
18:30
19:00  
19:30  
TIME DAY 2 – Thursday Oct. 26
7:00   
7:30   
8:00 Continental Breakfast
Carlton Foyer
8:30 Morning Plenary
Keynote – Jesse Thistle
York Ballroom
9:00
9:30 Refreshment Break
Carlton Foyer
10:00 Concurrent Sessions C
Meeting Rooms (North Building)
1, 2, 3, 4, 5W/6, 7/8, 9/10, 11, 12, 13, 17
10:30
11:00
11:30 Lunch Plenary
Municipal Leaders Town Hall
Moderator: Susan Scott
Panelists: Mayor Nicole Read, Maple Ridge, BC; Deputy Mayor Jenny Gerbasi, President, Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Winnipeg, MB; Mayor Madeleine Redfern, Iqaluit, NV
York Ballroom
12:00
12:30
13:00
13:30 Concurrent Sessions D
Meeting Rooms (North Building)
1, 2, 3, 4, 5W/6, 7/8, 9/10, 11, 12, 13, 17
14:00
14:30
15:00 Refreshment Break
Carlton Foyer
15:30 Concurrent Sessions E
Meeting Rooms (North Building)
1, 2, 3, 4, 5W/6, 7/8, 9/10, 11, 12, 13, 17
16:00
16:30
17:00  
17:30  
18:00 Local Tours & Optional Sessions
Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Mama Bear Clan (walking tour)
Bear Clan (walking tour)
18:30
19:00 Downtown Winnipeg Biz CEO Sleep-out
(all night)
19:30
TIME DAY 3 – Friday Oct. 27
7:00   
7:30 Sunrise Ceremony & Memorial Service
(Outside North Building)
8:00 Continental Breakfast
Carlton Foyer
8:30 Morning Plenary
Keynote – Dr. Pam Palmater
York Ballroom
9:00
9:30 Refreshment Break
Carlton Foyer
10:00 Concurrent Sessions F
Meeting Rooms (North Building)
1, 2, 3, 4, 5W/6, 7/8, 9/10, 11, 12, 13, 17
10:30
11:00
11:30 Closing Plenary
Keynote – Ryan McMahon
2018 Conference Announcement
Closing Ceremony
York Ballroom
12:00
12:30
13:00
13:30  
14:00  
14:30  
15:00  
15:30  
16:00  
16:30  
17:00  
17:30  
18:00  
18:30  
19:00  
19:30