Program & Presenters

Transforming Research into Action!

2017 Keynote Speakers

Keynote by Dr. Kahente Horn-Miller

Assistant Professor at the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies, Carleton University

Keynote by Kent Hehr

Liberal MP, Veterans Affairs Minister

Schedule


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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19

7:30 – 8:15  Registration and Continental Breakfast

 

8:15 – 8:25     Welcome Diana Krecsy, Calgary Homeless Foundation

8:25 – 8:35      Indigenous Blessing Adrian Wolfleg, Elder of Siksika Nation

8:35 – 9:20     Keynote by Dr. Kahente Horn-Miller

Assistant Professor at the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies, Carleton University

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9:20 – 9:45     Bringing an Indigenous Lens to Research: Authenticity and Application to Community

Cynthia Bird, C. Bird & Associates; Kathy Christiansen, Alpha House Society; Brad Fisher, Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary

-1a-CHF research symposium  -1b-Creating Cultural Safety in a Mainstream Organization

9:45 – 10:10     Indigenous Research Methodology

Bonnie Healy, The Alberta First Nations Information Governance Centre

-2-Indigenous Research Methodology

10:10 – 10:35   Question Period led by Diana Krecsy

Kahente HornMiller, Cynthia Bird, & Bonnie Healy

10:35 – 10:45   Drumming

Chantal Chagnon

10:45 – 11:00 Coffee Break

 

11:00 – 11:30    Poverty and Homelessness in Alberta’s 7 Cities

Dr. Ron Kneebone, University of Calgary School of Public Policy; Margarita Wilkins, University of Calgary School of Public Policy

-3-Alberta Housing Presentation – Kneebone and Wilkins

11:30 – 12:00    Adaptive Case Management: Exploring an Innovative Client-Centered Approach to Homeless Supports

Kevin McNichol, Calgary Homeless Foundation; Melissa Innes, MPI Associates

-4-Adaptive Case Management

12:00 – 1:00  Networking Lunch

 

1:00 – 1:30      Understanding Intergenerational Dependency: Examining the Intersecting Issues of Homeless Women and Children with Complex Needs

Dr. Katrina Milaney, University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine; Kaylee Ramage; Xiao Yang Fang, University of Calgary

-5-Homeless Research Symposium Presentation

1:30 – 2:00    “Nothing about us, without us”: Engaging Community Members with Lived Experience of Homelessness to Co-Produce Research

Chelsea Burnham, AAWEAR; Meagan Bristowe, University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine; Dr. Stacy Lockerbie, University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine; Nicole Williams, University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine; Dr. Lara Nixon, University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine; Dr. Ginetta Salvalaggio, Research Director, Inner City Health and Wellness Program, Royal Alexandra Hospital

2:00 – 2:30     Homeless Charter of Rights Training Module

Darren Mycroft, Client Action Committee; Nigel Kirk, Client Action Committee; Madison Smith, Calgary Homeless Foundation

2:30 – 2:45     Coffee Break

2:45 – 3:15     The Role of a Guaranteed Income on Homelessness

Dr. Dan Dutton, University of Calgary School of Public Policy

-8-Dutton CHF Research Symposium

3:15 – 3:45      Cost Effectiveness of Supportive Housing Programs

 Dr. Ali Jadidzadeh, Jedd Matechuk, Dr. Nick Falvo, Calgary Homeless Foundation

3:45 – 4:00 Day One Closing Remarks

 


THURSDAY, APRIL 20

7:30 – 8:30  Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45         Welcome

8:45 – 9:00         Keynote by Kent Hehr PC MP

9:00 – 10:10       Panel Discussion on Social Assistance

Andrew Joo, Drop-in Centre; Simon Lai, Woods Homes; Ellie Hall, Calgary Legal Guidance

9:55 – 10:15  Coffee Break

 

10:15 – 10:45     Connect 2 Care Team: Improving Transitions of Care for Complex individuals Living in Poverty

Dr. Gabriel Fabreau, University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine; Dr. Kerry McBrien, University of Calgary O’Brien Institute for Public Health; Dr. Van Nguyen, CUPS; Dr. Eddy Lang, University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine; Elaine Wilson, CUPS; Adam Melnyk, Alpha House Society, Eimear Ryan, CUPS

-10- C2C slides_CHF Research Symposium

10:45 – 11:15      Death and dignity have no address: Mobile palliative care for the structurally vulnerable in Calgary

Dr. Simon Colgan, University of Calgary O’Brien Institute for Public Health; Dr. Sonya Jakubec, Mount Royal University School of Nursing and Midwifery; Rachael Edwards, CAMPP and Street CCRED

-11-CAMPP talk

11:15 – 11:45     GIMME 5 presentations:

  • The Wellness Exchange: Addressing vulnerable persons in the inner city with complex mental health issues
  • Housing First: Dilemmas encountered by the homeless population and their creative solutions
  • The Impact of Homelessness Status on the Frequency of Accessing Primary Health Care
  • Overcoming our Losses: Stories of Mothers Strengths in Losing and Reclaiming our Children

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11:45 – 1:00      Poster Session and Networking Lunch

 

1:00 – 1:30        Traumatic Stress and Organizational Dynamics among Homeless Sector Workers

Dr. Jeannette Waegemakers Schiff, University of Calgary Faculty of Social Work; Dr. Annette Lane

-12-Traumatic Stress and Organizational Dynamics among Homeless Sector

1:30 – 2:00         Peter Coyle Place: A case study of an innovative harm reduction approach to housing formerly homeless older adults

Dr. Lara Nixon, University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine; Dr. Victoria Burns, University of Calgary Faculty of Social Work; Dr. Neil Drummond, University of Alberta School of Public Health

2:00– 2:15       Coffee Break

 

2:15 – 2:45         Recovery Centre Task Force

Darryn Werth, CUPS; Abe Brown, Inn From the Cold

-14-Calgary Recovery Centre Task Force

2:45 – 3:00      Closing Remarks


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