OTTAWA, April 7, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development) and the Mental Health Commission of Canada will release the final results of At Home/Chez Soi, 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.
|When:|| Tuesday, April 8, 2014
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Media Conference - Release of Final Findings
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.: Media Q & A
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.: Networking Break (refreshments to be provided)
|What:||Release of At Home/Chez Soi National Results, featuring clips from Here at Home, the National Film Board's At Home/Chez Soi documentary series|
|Where:||Ottawa Convention Centre, Room 215, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2|
|Who:|| The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development)
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 participants and other invited guests
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 national findings will share two-year outcomes for participants, as well as implications for policy and practice to end chronic homelessness among Canadians living with mental illness.
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SOURCE: Mental Health Commission of Canada
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