Halton Housing Forum – “Moving Hope into Homes”

Article posted March 7, 2012

This article quotes extensively from the Halton Housing Forum “Moving Hopes into Homes website

If you are interested in the present or future needs for housing opportunities in Halton Region, this event is not to be missed!

 Monday, 26 March 2012 from 08:00 to 16:00
St. Volodymyr Cultural Centre
1280 Dundas Street West

There is no cost to attendees for the day.

Lunch will be provided.

Limited seating is available so please RSVP by March 20th, 2012 by requesting a ticket.

The Halton Housing Forum: “Moving Hope into Homes”, is brought to you by a multi-organization planning committee. The aim is to provide a unique opportunity for individuals to engage in an action-oriented day of discussions addressing housing…


  • Raise awareness of the issues some citizens of Halton face when searching for decent affordable homes in Halton.
  • Enhance the communities understanding of the limitations and gaps of the current housing situation.
  • Increase the capacity of community to work together to address homelessness and affordable housing in Halton.
  • Create opportunities for action!

Forum Agenda & Speakers:

  • Registration: Light Breakfast to be provided.
  • Welcome by a Co-Chair of the Halton Poverty Roundtable.
  • Opening session: Describing the need in Halton.
    • Sheldon Wolfson – Commissioner of Social & Community Services, Halton Region
    • Sarah Fong – Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
    • Garth Brown – Affordable Housing Halton
  • Q&A to opening session presenters.
  • Panel I: A presentation of best practices perspectives.
    • Art Jones – Lived experience in challenges accessing affordable housing.
    • Jeff Paikin – New Horizon Homes
    • Tim Welch – Tim Welch Consulting
    • Sean Gaddon – Director, Affordable Housing Office, City of Toronto
  • Q&A to Panel I.
  • Breakout discussion.
  • Buffet Lunch: Participants encouraged to mingle and explore information tables.
  • Keynote speaker: Honorable Kathleen Wynne – Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and Minister of Aboriginal Affairs
  • Panel II: Individuals and groups that have ‘on the ground’ service delivery experience.
    • Barb Chilwell – Lived experience in challenges accessing affordable housing.
    • Larry Huibers – Affordable Housing Flagship
  • Q&A to Panel II.
  • Breakout discussion.
  • Wrap-up Panel: Given the goal of ensuring an action-oriented day, the forum will conclude with selected representatives briefly sharing the actions they intend as a result of the forum.
    • Anne Swarbrick – Halton Poverty Roundtable
    • John Smith – Coalition for Affordable, Assistive and Supportive Housing in Halton.
    • Carole Ward – Supported @ Home Halton
    • Rick Goldring – Mayor, City of Burlington

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