Welcome to CAEH’s first hybrid live + virtual conference!

To accommodate all attendees based on their personal needs and preferences, we are making the annual CAEH conference available both live and virtually for the first time.

About CAEH

CAEH is a registered charity leading a national movement of individuals, organizations and communities working together to end homelessness in Canada. We are catalysts and conveners bringing people together around a shared vision while supporting them to apply proven approaches to transform homelessness systems, programs and policies toward the goal of ending homelessness in our country.

To learn more about CAEH and our initiatives, please visit www.caeh.ca

The National Conference to End Homelessness

Since its inception in 2013, the CAEH National Conference on Ending Homelessness has been equipping policymakers, funders, researchers, advocates, community leaders and front-line workers with the inspiration, information, tools and training they need to end homelessness in Canada.

This year’s program features 85 sessions in 14 streams, delivered by hundreds of national and international subject matter experts for over 1,400 participants from across the country and around the globe. Our ambitious program includes Reconciliation and Indigenous homelessness, chronic, veteran and youth homelessness, lived experience, homelessness for women and 2SLGBTQ+, unsheltered homelessness, the right to housing, plus the latest in Canadian and international research and more.

 

A Safe and Welcoming Space for Everyone

The National Conference on Ending Homelessness is a diverse, inclusive, accepting and safe place for everyone. We welcome participants from all backgrounds including people of colour, marginalized groups and those of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. We have taken steps to ensure the inclusion of 2SLGBTQ+ people by adding space on all conference name badges to include pronouns, designating gender-neutral bathrooms and featuring diverse presenters.

The National Conference on Ending Homelessness welcomes and celebrates individuals with lived experience of homelessness. We do this by offering a Lived Experience Scholarship that covers the conference registration and associated transportation and accommodation expenses, empowering individuals with lived experience of homelessness to attend the conference and share their unique and valuable perspectives, thereby enriching the experience for all attendees. 

Our 1,400+ conference attendees come from over 13 provinces and territories in Canada Together they represent diverse backgrounds with roles like front line workers, social workers, health care professionals, elected officials, and researchers, from sectors including academia, not-for-profit, faith organizations, all levels of government, law enforcement and health care.

Health & Safety Measures

This is our ninth national conference, and the first in person conference since the beginning of the pandemic. We know many people are eager to get together with their peers in person, but many still feel uncertain about travelling, or may not be able to attend an in-person conference.

To support those that can’t attend the conference in person this year, we will be offering a virtual conference option. We will live stream all plenaries and 50% of the concurrent sessions. All concurrent sessions will be recorded for viewing after the conference.For those attending the conference in person, we will be following public health measures closely and we are taking some additional measures to help keep everyone healthy and safe. Among the measures we are taking:

  • We are asking that everyone attending the conference be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. While attendees will not be required to show proof of vaccination upon entry, we ask you to remember that many of your fellow participants will have health conditions that put them at increased risk from COVID-19.
  • Local and provincial government mask wearing policies are also expected to be removed prior to the event, however, attendees will be encouraged to wear a mask.
  • CAEH will make masks and hand sanitizer available on site.
  • We ask all registrants to monitor their health for any symptoms of COVID-19. Should you fall ill, we request that you stay at home for the health, safety, and comfort of all conference attendees. If you cannot attend the conference due to illness, we will happily give you a full refund of your conference registration.

We will do everything we can to ensure a healthy and safe conference for all our participants. Please feel free to reach out to us at any time with questions or concerns.

Our Goal

Every year we meet, we are one step closer to ending homelessness and getting to the day when this conference will no longer be necessary because we have achieved our shared goal. Our alliance is growing, strengthening, and gaining traction. Together, we will achieve our mission of ending homelessness.

We know how important it is for all of us to acknowledge, learn, and be energized, so join us at CAEH22 either live in Toronto or virtually as we come together once again.

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