Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness

Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness

October 24, 2013 09:35 ET

Media Advisory: National Conference on Ending Homelessness in Ottawa Oct 28 to 30th

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Oct. 24, 2013) - The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness will host over 640 delegates from across Canada at Canada's 1st National Conference on Ending Homelessness Oct. 28th to 30th in Ottawa. Keynote speakers include:

  • The Honourable Candice Bergen, PC, MP, Minister of State (Social Development) - Oct. 29th, 8:30 a.m.

  • His Worship Jim Watson, Mayor of Ottawa - Oct. 29th, 8:50 a.m.

  • Tim Richter, President, CAEH - Oct. 29th, 9:00 a.m.

  • His Worship Gregor Robertson, Mayor of Vancouver - Oct. 29th 12:25 p.m.

  • Louise Casey, Head of the UK Government's Troubled Families programme - (former UK Homelessness 'Czar') Oct. 30th 8:30 a.m.

  • Frank O'Dea, Founder, The Second Cup - Oct. 30th, 12:55 p.m.

Pre-conference and concurrent sessions will feature training from leading Canadian and international experts on Housing First, presentations on different aspects of ending homelessness and the latest Canadian and international research on homelessness.

You can follow conference activity on Twitter through #caeh13 or follow @timrichter.

When and where: Oct. 28 to 30th, 2013 International Ballroom, The Delta Ottawa City Centre, 101 rue Lyon Street, Ottawa, ON

Photo and interview opportunities: All keynote speakers are available for media interviews immediately following their presentations. Media are welcome to record all keynote speeches and attend concurrent sessions.

Background on homelessness in Canada: For up to date information on homelessness in Canada, visit www.homelesshub.ca/sohc213 for a copy 'State of Homelessness in Canada: 2013'.

The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness has been formed to create a national movement to end homelessness in Canada from the community up.

For more information on the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness visit our website at www.caeh.ca

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