Day 2 - Tuesday May 10th

Plenary Session: Our Sisters’ Voices: Stories of the Creation of Successful Services, Safe Housing and Communities
Panelists:  Expert Women with Lived Experience of Homelessness from across Canada
Moderator:  Susan Macphail – My Sisters’ Place, London Ontario


Uncovering Invisibility(ies): Understanding Experiences of Newcomer Women
By: Christine Walsh, Nicole Ives, Gayle Rutherford and Community Co-Researcher, Calgary, Alberta
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We're Not Asking, We're Telling: Building on Good Practices in Services for Homeless Women
By: Farida Athumani, Sherry Bardy, Patcicia Cummings Diaz, Emily Paradis and Ingrid Pereira, Toronto, Ontario         


Young Parents No Fixed Address: A Collaborative Approach to Helping Young Families Survive and Thrive
By: Yvette Roberts, Toronto, Ontario
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Meta d'Ame – pour des personnes qui sont dependantes aux opioides
Meta d’Ame – for people who are dependent on opioids
By: Guy-Pierre Levesque Montreal, Quebec     


The Power of Networking - Highlights of the Work of the Network Action Team on FASD Prevention from a Women's Health Determinants Perspective
By: Nancy Poole, Vancouver, BC, Dorothy Badra, Manitoba, Colleen Anne Dell, Saskatchewan, Arlene Hache, Yellowknife Northwest Territories         


Homeward Trust
By: Susan McGee and Bonnie Whytock, Edmonton, Alberta
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Homeless at Risk Prenatal (HARP) Nursing Response in the Urban Setting
By: Alice Gorman, Toronto, Ontario
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Encouraging Outcomes for Young Homeless Pregnant Women in Toronto using a Health Passport Called "My Baby and Me"
By: Catherine Moravac and Alice Gorman, Toronto, Ontario
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New Directions: Recovery, Renewal and Hope
By: Aura Burditt and Michele Hines, London, Ontario        


Effective Strategies for Client-Centred Practice
By: Bethany Johnson and Jennifer Cline, Windsor, Ontario           


Pathways Out Of Women’s Homelessness
By: Ann Smith and Sarah Overvelde, Ottawa , Ontario        


Walls, Words and Women: The Ethical and Practical Challenges of Operating a Transitional Housing Program in a Housing First World
By: Cynthia Wild and Valerie Tkacik, Calgary, Alberta
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Safe and Sustainable Housing for Women and Children Leaving Domestic Violence Using a "Housing First" Approach
By: Heather Morley, Calgary, Alberta
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Towards an Inclusive Model of Service Delivery: An Exploration of Emergency Shelter Services   for Women, Past, Present and Future
By: Katherine Kalinowski, Mendora Uppal and Kristene Viljasoo, Hamilton, Ontario
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Resilience in the Face of Adversity: Women who have Experienced Intimate Partner Violence and Homelessness
By: Holly Wallace, London, Ontario
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Safety Planning Guide for Women Who are Homeless or at Risk of Homelessness
By: Cecilia Inguanse and Wendy Brown, London, Ontario          


Sisters in Spirit
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Faire le pont : la vulnérabilité spécifique des femmes francophones en context minoritaire
Across the Chasm:  The Specific Vulnerability of Francophone Women in a Minority Context
By: Jeanne Francoise Moue, Ottawa et Elisabeth Larsen, Toronto, Ontario
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Women’s Voices From The Street: Successful Tools and Resources to Work for Change and to Impact Public Policy
Pat Capponi, Toronto, Ontario 


Does "Housing First" Fit? A Photovoice Project Exploring Women's Experiences with the Housing First Model
By: Sarah Fotheringham, Christine Walsh and Anya McDonald, Calgary, Alberta
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Honouring the Circle - The Native Women's Centre of Hamilton
Linda Ense and Kelly Whicher, Hamilton, Ontario
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Woman Abuse, Sexual Assault, Trauma and Women who are Homeless: Cross-sectoral Collaboration to Provide Counselling and Support to Women who are Homeless or At Risk of Homelessness
By: Saundra-Lynn Coulter, Heather Fredin and Kathryn Wilkins, London, Ontario
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Poverty, Politics and Perceptions of Sex Work
By: Deb Kinder, Kingston Ontario
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Un atelier de prévention: la santé mentale et l’itinérance
A Prevention Workshop:  Mental Health and Homelessness
By: Chantal Lambert et Mona Audet, Winnipeg, Manitoba


PLENARY PERFORMANCE: HEAR OUR VOICES
Expressions Performance Group from MY SISTERS’ PLACE, London, Ontario