Housing First

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Mar 11, 2019

On Friday March 8th, the Ontario Housing First Regional Network Community of Interest (OHFRN-CoI) hosted the second annual Ontario Housing First Forum. This year’s theme highlighted Evidence-based practices.

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Mar 06, 2019

What you need to knowHistorically, homeless people with mental illness and low intellectual functioning (IF) haven’t been considered good candidates for most housing programs. This study is the first to demonstrate that for homeless adults with mental illness, borderline or lower intellectual functioning did not significantly affect housing stability, either within Housing First, or other housing interventions. These findings highlight the need for wider consideration of homeless people with mental illness and low IF to be included in housing interventions, including Housing First.

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Feb 27, 2019

The CAEH Training and Technical Assistance Program will be holding our Housing First Community of Practice Webinars once again in March. We as always, have a Housing First specific presentation, then open up the webinar to participant case scenarios and work/client/community struggles, issues and best practices. You may register for either webinar as they will have the same presenter for both webinars each month.

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Jan 14, 2019

The piloting of a collaborative fidelity assessment of Housing First (HF) programs is being initiated by the EENet’s Ontario Housing First Regional Network - Community of Interest (OHFRN-COI). With the objective of promoting high quality implementation of the HF model, the OHFRN-COI will be working with four community agencies delivering HF over the next eight months to train their personnel on how to conduct HF fidelity assessments and participate in an exchange in which two agencies cross over and conduct fidelity assessments for each other. 

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Jan 09, 2019

The Ontario Housing First Regional Network Community of Interest (OHFRN-CoI) is excited to host their second Housing First (HF) forum!

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Jan 08, 2019

Drs. Geoffrey Nelson and Tim Aubry, co-chairs of the Ontario Housing First Regional Network Community of Interest, and Dr. John Maher, MD FRCPC, President of the Ontario ACT Association, submitted a letter to the Minister of Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, and the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, regarding Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) and Housing First in Canada.

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Dec 18, 2018

Homelessness is a major social problem in Canada and many have complex needs including mental illness and or addictions. This evidence-based policy brief by EENet OHFRN-CoI discusses  the value of ACT in targeting chronic homelessness. 

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Dec 04, 2018

This webinar will explore how to involve Persons with Lived Experience (PWLE) in paid staff roles when implementing Housing First. 

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Oct 02, 2018

The CAEH Training and Technical Assistance Program will be holding two Housing First Community of Practice webinars.

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