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Challenging Discrimination through Community Conversations Session 5: Responding to Houselessness in Our Community
December 15, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Like many Canadian cities, Edmonton is facing a housing crisis and an opioid epidemic. The high rates of addiction, lack of affordable housing, and the stigma around unhoused individuals continue to contribute to the housing crisis in Alberta. The municipal and provincial governments have yet to adequately tackle the complexity of this issue or offer substantial housing support.
Join CFRAC as we are joined by Nadine Chalifoux (An Independent Advocate from the Edmonton community) Susan McGee (CEO, homeward Trust), and the session will be moderated by Bryan Mwaka (Community Engagement Coordinator, The Mustard Seed) to learn about houselessness and community encampments, what we can do as a community to help bring relief to people experiencing homelessness, and what the roles and responsibilities are of organizations and the government to address this multifaceted issue.