KEYNOTE People with Lived Expertise with Nicholas Wennington, Chris Danielsen, and David Higgins
A trio of seniors will share their diverse experiences of homelessness, illustrating the commonalities and contrasts with other demographic groups.
Different Needs = Different Solutions
Speakers: Kim Galloway (Ask Wellness), Danielle Charles (Ask Wellness), Deborah Hollins (Nanaimo Family Life Association), and Jenny Konkin (Whole Way House)
Service providers are seeing a dramatic increase in the number of seniors who are homeless—often for the first time in their lives. Learn about the contributing factors, and effective policy and ground-level prevention and stabilization strategies for m
DIALOGUE: Seniors Housing Policy
Speakers: Isobelle Mackenzie (BC Seniors Advocate) and Brian Taylor (Mayor of Grand Forks)
Isobel Mackenzie, BC Seniors Advocate and Brian Taylor, Mayor of Grand Forks will discuss seniors housing policy from their perspectives, touching on what does or doesn’t work for seniors in contrasting communities.
DIALOGUE: One City's Response to Seniors Homelessness
Speakers: John Stark (City of New Westminster) and Anur Mehdic (City of New Westminster)
The City of New Westminster works closely with community partners to tackle housing issues and homelessness. Hear what they do, what they’ve learned, and what they’d like to see moving forward.
PANEL: Best Practices in Seniors Housing
Speakers: Dr. Rachel Weldrick (SFU), Karim Chagani (Seniors Services Society), Hannah Brais (Old Brewery Mission), Dr. Lara Nixon (Peter Coyle Place), Theresa Conroy (Calgary Lived Expertise)
The Aging in the Right Place (AIRP) research project is working to build capacity for promising practices that support older people experiencing homelessness. Learn about the research foundations and learning from service provider partners in Vancouver, Montreal, and Calgary.