Media Advisory – Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness to announce national campaign to house 20,000 homeless people in three years

June 9th, 2015 - Event

The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness (CAEH) will announce the launch of the 20,000 Homes Campaign in Toronto on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. The 20,000 Homes campaign is a national movement of communities working together to permanently house 20,000 of Canada’s most vulnerable homeless people by July 1, 2020. Currently, 16 communities across Canada have signed on to participate in this initiative and will be announced at the event.

The announcement coincides with the inaugural 20,000 Homes Registry Week Boot Camp, an intensive two-day training session for campaign communities. Community leaders will be taken through the process of how to recruit and train volunteers as well as the steps involved in running a Registry Week in their own individual cities.

Details

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Press event to commence at 9:30 a.m. EDT

Harbourfront Community Centre
627 Queens Quay W
Toronto, ON M5V 3G3

Speakers

  • Tim Richter, President and CEO of Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness
  • Matthew Pearce, CAEH Director, CEO of Old Brewery Mission in Montreal

Representatives from the following regions will be in attendance to speak to the program in their respective cities:

  • Marie Morrison, Region of Waterloo
  • Amanda DiFalco, City of Hamilton
  • Mike Bulthuis, Alliance to End Homelessness Ottawa
  • Mark Aston, Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness
  • Katrina Blanchard-Gervais, Housing Advocate and Participant in 20,000 Homes Hamilton Pilot

Further information

For media inquiries, to confirm attendance or for interview coordination, please contact:

Alisha Samnani, Brookline Public Relations
T: 403-538-5641 x 102
C: 403-554-9757
E: asamnani@brooklinepr.com

Lisa Libin, Brookline Public Relations
T: 403-538-5641 x 104
C: 403-815-5626
E: llibin@brooklinepr.com

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