Media advisory - Ending homelessness takes the spotlight at national conference in Montreal

MONTREAL, Oct. 28, 2015 /CNW/ -

WHAT:

The third annual National Conference on Ending Homelessness (presented by the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness (CAEH)), is taking place in Montreal from November 2 until November 4 and will welcome 800 participants from across Canada. This year, 60 concurrent sessions will be delivered by more than 140 leading Canadian and international presenters.



WHEN:

Monday, November 2, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Opening Plenary, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.)


Tuesday, November 3, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Wednesday, November 4, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.



WHERE:

Hôtel Bonaventure Montréal


900 Rue de la Gauchetiere O


Montreal, QC H5A 1E4



WHO:

800 policy makers, funders, researchers, advocates, community leaders, front line workers and people with lived experience of homelessness from across Canada in support of a shared mission to end homelessness.

Notable speakers:

  • Hon. Marc Garneau - Member of Parliament Elect for Westmount—Ville-Marie
  • Hon. Deb Matthews, MPP, Deputy Premier of Ontario, President of the Treasury Board and Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy
  • Hon. Lucie Charlebois – Minister for Rehabilitation, Youth Protection and Public Health, Province of Quebec
  • Madame Monique Vallée, City Councillor, Member of Executive Committee, City of Montreal
  • Rosanne Haggerty – President and CEO of Community Solutions
  • Terry Mosher & Pascal Eli – Montreal Gazette, Editorial Cartoonists
  • Neil Pasricha – Bestselling author of The Book of Awesome
  • Producer / Director Shelley Saywell and Juno Award winning singer songwriter Lorraine Segato

The following event features are of particular interest:

Monday, November 2, 2015:
Opening Plenary Speakers (1:00 to 2:30 p.m.):

  • The Honourable Marc Garneau - Member of Parliament Elect for Westmount—Ville-Marie
  • The Honourable Lucie Charlebois – Minister for Rehabilitation, Youth Protection and Public Health, Province of Quebec
  • Madame Monique Vallée, City Councillor, Member of Executive Committee, City of Montreal

Tuesday, November 3, 2015:

  • Morning Plenary Speakers (8:30 – 9:30 a.m.) – Rosanne Haggerty – President and CEO of Community Solutions
  • Lunch Keynote Speakers (11:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.) Terry Mosher & Pascal Eli – Montreal Gazette, Editorial Cartoonists
  • Screening of documentary Lowdown Tracks (5:15 p.m.) with Producer Shelley Saywell and Juno Award winning singer songwriter Lorraine Segato

Wednesday, November 4, 2015:

  • Morning Plenary Speakers (8:30 a.m.9:30 a.m.) Neil Pasricha – Bestselling author of The Book of Awesome
  • Lunch Plenary (11:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.) Keynote: Honorable Deb Matthews, Deputy Premier, Province of Ontario
  • Closing Reception (3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.) – Reveal of 2016 conference location

Media will be required to obtain a press badge for the conference and will need to provide accreditation (a piece of photo identification and an official business card) upon arrival. To confirm your registration, please contact Alisha Samnani at asamnani@brooklinepr.com. For more information on the conference visit:  www.caeh.ca/caeh15/.

SOURCE Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness

For further information: Media Contacts: English: Alisha Samnani, Brookline Public Relations, Inc., C: 403.554.9757, asamnani@brooklinepr.com; French: Marie-José LeBlanc, C: 514-706-4015, E: mariejoseleblanc@sympatico.ca


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