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There are still places available for the 2008-2009 Katimavik program. We would appreciate it if you could pass this information on to anyone aged 17 to 21 years in your association.
Growing Home, the second national conference on homelessness, will be held in Calgary, Alberta from February 18 to 20, 2009. You are invited to submit a proposal and to register for this national conference, where you can engage in an exchange of promising practices from direct service. Learn about administrative and research perspectives, and policy formulation for all levels of government. Explore the development of a national coalition of homeless service constituents. Check these pages regularly for updates on our program and registration.
The deadline for abstract submissions is September 15, 2008.
Deadline for early conference registration is December 15, 2008.
Building on the momentum of the First Canadian Conference on Homelessness:
...held in 2005 at York University, Growing Home: Housing and Homelessness in Canada supports continuance of the following goals:
* Providing a venue for sharing ideas, experiences, research and practices about homelessness in Canada.
* Addressing a broad range of issues contributing to the complexity of homelessness and focus on diverse homeless sub-populations.
* Engaging all stakeholders in discussions about homelessness in order to reduce the socio-economic, sectoral, and geographical divisions that act as barriers to knowledge mobilization.
In addition, Growing Home: Housing and Homelessness in Canada has added a fourth goal:
* Developing a national coalition of persons dedicated to ending the Canadian housing crisis