/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Ground-breaking New Brunswick Research Examining Approaches to End Rural and Small City Homelessness to be Released/

MONCTON, NB, May 26, 2014 /CNW/ - The Mental Health Commission of Canada will release the final results of the At Home/Chez Soi Moncton site, part of the world's largest Housing First research demonstration project. Housing First is an innovative approach to working toward ending homelessness amongst people with mental illness.


Tuesday, May 27, 2014
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. AT: Media Conference - Release of Final Findings

12:30 p.m. – 12:40 p.m.: Media Q & A*

12:40 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Networking Break (light lunch to be provided)


Release of At Home/Chez Soi Moncton Site Results


The Delta Beausejour, Shediac C, 750 Main St, Moncton, NB E1C 1E6


The Honourable David Alward, Premier of New Brunswick*
Ms. Louise Bradley, President and CEO, Mental Health Commission of Canada* 
Dr. Paula Goering, Principal Investigator, At Home/Chez Soi*
At Home/Chez Soi project participant and other invited guests


*Speakers available for interview during Media Q&A.

The MHCC's At Home/Chez Soi, began in 2008 with a $110 million investment from the Government of Canada. At Home/Chez Soi Housing demonstration sites included Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montréal, and Moncton, and involved more than 2,000 Canadians with mental illness experiencing homelessness. The Moncton findings will share two-year outcomes for the site's 201 participants, as well as implications for policy and practice to end chronic homelessness among Canadians living with mental illness.

The Mental Health Commission of Canada is a catalyst for change. We are collaborating with hundreds of partners to change the attitudes of Canadians toward mental health problems and to improve services and support. Our goal is to help people who live with mental health problems and illnesses lead meaningful and productive lives. Together we create change. The Mental Health Commission of Canada is funded by Health Canada.

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SOURCE: Mental Health Commission of Canada

For further information: Katherine Cormack, Director, Communications, Mental Health Commission of Canada, Mobile: 1-403-620-2339, kcormack@mentalhealthcommission.ca


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