Rural and Remote Homelessness (RRH)


RRH1: Transforming Supportive Housing to Address the Needs of Rural Communities: A Catalyst for Change

Watch Session

Three Models of Rural Emergency Shelters: Exploring the Participant Experience and Lessons Learned – Ellen Buck-McFadyen, RN, PhD, Assistant Professor, Trent University

Making It Work: Embracing Unique Social Enterprise Opportunities to Address Experiences of Trauma, Precarious Housing, and Homelessness in a Multi-use Facility – Sachiho Miller, Housing Navigator, YWCA Banff; Ellen Thuringer, YWCA Banff


RRH2: Collecting Meaningful Data to Leverage Change in Rural and Remote Communities 

Counting the Undercounted: Enumerating Rural Homelessness in Canada – Rebecca Schiff, Faculty of Human and Health Sciences – UNBC; Ashley WIlkinson, School of Health Sciences, University of Northern British Columbia

Bridging Theory and Practice: Intersectional Approaches to Rural and Remote Homelessness – Hayley Cressall, Project Manager, Rural Development Network; Emma Wallace, Project Manager, Community Development & Homelessness Estimations, Rural Development Network


RRH3: Success Stories and Learnings from Rural and Indigenous-led projects aimed at Preventing and Ending Homelessness

Watch Session

Unique Community Driven Responses to Rural, Remote and Indigenous Homelessness – Sydney Stenekes, Manager, Homelessness Initiatives, Rural Development Network; Diahann Polege-Aulotte, Program Manager, Rural Development Network

Building a Regional Rural and Collaborative Municipal Task Force to Solve Lack of Rural Supports – Marc Boychuk, ICare


RRH4: Improving Access to Justice and Employment Opportunities for Rural and Remote Communities

The Impacts of Peer Employment for People Experiencing Homelessness in Rural and Remote Communities – Malorie Moore, Service Accessibility Manager, Kootenay Career Development Society; Geanine Gerrow, Trail WorkBC Centre Manager, Kootenay Career Development Society

Virtual Landlord and Tenant Board Hearings in Ontario Risk Increasing Homelessness for Rural and Remote Tenants – Amy Scholten, Executive Director, Renfrew County Legal Clinic


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