Transforming Emergency Shelter into Affordable Housing with Support

Abe Oudshoorn, in collaboration with Carrie Marshall and Deanna Befus, and through the Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion, is leading a 14-month demonstration project with the Salvation Army Centre of Hope in transforming emergency shelter space into affordable housing with supports. The project includes evaluation of an existing floor of rental units on site, as well as the addition of a new floor of units focused on substance use recovery and inclusive of a peer support model.

This demonstration project aims to showcase how emergency shelters can successfully transition to providing affordable housing with support functions.

Learn more about Nine Demonstration Projects Showcase Innovative Solutions for Affordable Housing in Canada.

Added: This story was also featured in Western News.

Mapping Capacity for Knowledge Translation at Western University

Ishita Joshi, a fourth year student in Health Studies, is developing a map of staff capacity for KT/KMb activity at Western as part of a practicum placement with the Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion. The results of this project will be shared at a workshop on April 5 at 1:30PM at Arthur and Sonia Labatt Health Science Building 417. See more details and RSVP information.

The first City Symposium event is March 21 at Museum London

CRHESI, in collaboration with the Health Equity IDI and a large entourage of community collaborators, is a leading partner on the City Symposium series.

Each event tackles an issue from different perspectives as four speakers — an artist, a researcher, a civil servant, and an activist — share 12 minute presentations around a central theme.

The first event is March 21, 7PM, at Museum London. The evening will feature presentations on the theme of health and well-being from…

• Melanie Schambach (Visual Artist)

• Yasmin Hussain (Violence Prevention Coordinator, Muslim Resource Centre)

• Lloy Wylie (Assistant Professor in the Schulich Interfaculty Program in Public Health)

• Alexander Summers (Associate Medical Officer, Middlesex-London Health Unit)

Be sure to get connected with this City Symposium event — and the entirety of this unique, community-driven series — on Facebook, Eventbrite, and Mailchimp to stay in the loop!

Analyzing the Language of Cultural Responsiveness

CRHESI is hosting a workshop on the language and frameworks of cultural responsiveness. ‘Cultural competency,’ ‘cultural humility,’ and ‘cultural safety,’ among others, are terms increasingly deployed by organizations and institutions to guide policy, protocol, and training decisions. What can sometimes get lost in the jargon are the distinctive theoretical differences in these various models of cultural responsiveness.

In this workshop, we’ll unpack and analyze these terms. Community Engaged Learning students from studies in political science and international relations will share an overview of the theoretical differences between these models. This workshop considers the potential strengths and weakness of each framework, and the light that these ‘competing’ theories shed on one another’s ‘blindspots,’ assumptions, and biases.

Tue, 2 April 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM @ Innovation Works

More details and registration: culturalresponsiveness.eventbrite.ca