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Registration, Call for Presentations and Scholarship Applications Now Open for CAEH18

April 24, 2018 - 5:22 pm / News

CAEH sets goal to achieve 15% lived experience participation.

The CAEH today released our call for presentations and opened scholarship applications and online registration for the 2018 National Conference on Ending Homelessness. CAEH18 takes place November 5 to 7, 2018 in Hamilton, Ontario at the Hamilton Convention Centre.

The National Conference on Ending Homelessness is the annual gathering of a growing national movement of individuals, organizations, communities and governments working together to end homelessness in Canada. This year we’ll welcome over 1,000 participants from across Canada for an intensive, fun and energizing learning experience. 

What to expect at CAEH18

  • Over 1,000 of your peers from across Canada, including 200+ people with Lived Experience of Homelessness.
  • 66 concurrent sessions in six streams delivered by over 150 local, national and international experts with content specifically tailored to give you the tools and training you need to end homelessness.
  • 6 plenary sessions with world-class keynote speakers.
  • A focus on Indigenous homelessness and Reconciliation with featured content throughout the program, some terrific keynote speakers as well as art, cultural and ceremonial opportunities. Our Indigenous homelessness sessions this year will be delivered in partnership withLaurentian University’s Centre for Research in Social Justice and Policy
  • Special pricing for people with lived experience of homelessness to bring the voice of lived experience into the conversation on solutions.
  • Cutting edge youth homelessness sessions from A Way Home Canada.
  • The latest research on preventing and ending homelessness in new and dynamic session formats from the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness.
  • A rich selection of local tours, events and hospitality from our Hamilton CAEH18 Host Committee.

Register before September 5th to take advantage of our special early bird rate. Register today

Supporting Greater Lived Experience Participation

To support greater participation of people with lived experience of homelessness we’re introducing a special Lived Experience Participant registration price. People with lived experience of homelessness will be able to register for the conference for an early bird rate of $210 before September 5th or $320 after September 5th. Our goal is to achieve a 15% lived experience participation rate at the conference in order to bring the voice of lived experience into the conversation on solutions. This discounted registration will be available on a first come first served basis and will support up to 150 lived experience conference participants. This fee is offered in addition to our Lived Experience Scholarship program and is supported by an Inclusion Fee applied to all other registration categories. For more information visit our conference website.

Call for Presentations 

Our conference program will include sixty-six, 90 minute concurrent sessions organized into six streams. We are inviting presentation proposals in all of our six concurrent session streams:

  1. Leadership, Planning and Practice
  2. Indigenous Homelessness
  3. Women’s Homelessness
  4. Housing First
  5. A Way Home – Youth Homelessness
  6. Canadian Observatory on Homelessness – Research and Policy

For more information or to submit a presentation proposal click here. Submission deadline is May 4, 2018.

Scholarship Programs

This year we’re pleased to offer two scholarship programs. Our Lived Experience Scholarship Program provides full scholarships (including registration, travel and accommodation) to 25 people with lived experience of homelessness from across Canada to attend the conference. In addition to the 25 national participants, we will also welcome 25 participants from the Hamilton area.

The Paula Goering Memorial Scholarship is an annual conference scholarship to recognize outstanding student and Housing First practitioner contribution to ending homelessness. The scholarship honours the memory of Dr. Paula Goering, RN, PhD and her exceptional role as a mentor to innumerable students, as a practitioner and a pioneering researcher who focused on translating research knowledge into practice.

For more information or to apply a scholarship, visit our scholarship page. Application deadline is June 14, 2018.