NEW VIDEO! Watch an interview with Ted Clugston about the Housing First model and how he used it to end homelessness in his town:

You can also watch the webinar session we hosted with him in BC here.

Once opposed to the Housing First model to help his city’s homeless population, Medicine Hat Mayor Ted Clugston is now a convert. We are pleased to invite you to come and hear how this Alberta city is on the verge of ending homelessness, as part of our Poverty Free BC Speaker Series. All events are free, but require that you RSVP in order to guarantee your seat. Please make sure you do!

We also recommend that you take a moment to take action by clicking on the button below; it’s the easiest way you can help fight homelessness and poverty!

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April 28, 2015

Public Forum in Abbotsford, BC
University of the Fraser Valley, Theatre Room B101
(33844 King Road)
6:30-8:30 PM
Other speakers include Jesse Wegenast, 5 in 2 Ministries, Rod Santiago, Abbotsford Community Services
Register here.

April 29, 2015

Public Forum in Vancouver, BC
Vancouver General Hospital, Paetzold Lecture Theatre – Room 1891
(899 W 12th Avenue)
6:30-8:30 PM
Other speakers include Catharine Hume, At Home/Chez Soi Project, DJ Larkin, Pivot Legal Society, and Andrew Clark with lived experience
Register here.

Province-wide Webinar
Online presentation and conversation.
9:00-10:30 AM
Other speakers include Tim Aubry, At Home/Chez Soi Project (Moncton, NB) and Stacey Tyers, Terrace advocate and city councillor

These events are sponsored by:
BC Alliance on Mental Health/Illness and Addictions
BC Poverty Reduction Coalition
BC Healthy Living Alliance
BC Non-Profit Housing Association
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – BC
Columbia Institute
Community Legal Assistance Society
Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver
First Call: Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition
Megaphone Magazine
Public Health Association of BC
Raise the Rates
SFU Faculty of Health Sciences
Tri-Cities Homelessness and Housing Task Group
Vancouver Coastal Health
Vancouver Foundation
United Way of the Lower Mainland
Vibrant Abbotsford