A future we want: A home for all Parallel Event: GA 78th Session, Sustainable Development Summit and Urban October

The UN Working Group to End Homelessness (WGEH) is hosting an event to address the intersectionality of homelessness by reflecting on General Assembly Resolution 76/133 (2022) and the Secretary General’s first-ever report on Homelessness A/78/236. The panel discussion will provide an opportunity for persons experiencing homelessness and civil society as well as Member States along with other experts to identify the progress that has been made and the challenges that remain as the United Nations brings into focus the complex issue of homelessness with a view to achieving a future in which every person experiences the dignity and human right of a safe, habitable, affordable, secure home. 

This is a hybrid event, with the option to attend in person or virtually via Zoom.

In-Person Location: The Church Center for the United Nations, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, New York (Enter on 44th Street) 

Date: Thursday, October 5, 2023

Time: 10:00 – 11:30 AM (EST) 


Educators Showcase: Bringing an Equity Lens to Teaching About Mental Wellness/Health, Substance Use Health, and Suicidality

The Showcase is aimed at educators from diverse health-related disciplines. The Showcase goals are to provide an overview of EQUIP’s resources regarding the intersections among mental health, substance use and suicidality with attention to trauma- and violence-informed care, cultural safety, and anti-racism, and engage in a discussion about how teaching can be approached in a wide variety of classroom and clinical settings.

The Showcase will be held as 90-minute webinars twice in October 2023 via Zoom, to maximize opportunities for educators to participate. 

The first Showcase is on Tuesday, October 3rd from 9:30 am to 11 am PDT, and the second Showcase is on Thursday, October 12th from 10 am to 11:30 am PDT

Please register for a FREE ticket on the date that you are planning to attend.

Should you have any questions, please email Sarah Pendreigh at sarah.pendreigh@ubc.ca.

Celebrating Diversity and Community: London’s Newcomer Day 2023

City of London

Work, Play & Live in London

London, a city known for its rich history and welcoming spirit, is all set to embrace its vibrant cultural mosaic once again through the much-anticipated event of the year: Newcomer Day 2023. This event, hosted by the City of London, is not just a celebration of diversity, but also a heartfelt invitation for newcomers to call this city their home.

Newcomer Day 2023, scheduled for October 14, 2023 at the RBC Place London from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., is a spectacular occasion that brings together both newcomers and long-standing residents of London. It’s a day of celebration, connection, and learning, offering a platform for people from all walks of life to engage with each other in a festive atmosphere.

This year’s theme is ‘Live, Work & Play in London” and will feature an Employer Exhibition with over 75 of London’s top employers, various community partners, service agencies and City of London resources.

Newcomer Day 2023 is more than an event; it’s a symbol of London’s open arms and warm welcome to all who choose to call this city their home. It’s an opportunity to celebrate cultures, make friends, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you’re a newcomer or a long-time resident, mark your calendar for this vibrant celebration of diversity and community. It’s a day where differences are embraced, connections are forged, and the spirit of togetherness shines bright.

If you have questions about the London Newcomer Day, please feel free to reach out to planning committee immigration@london.ca

Ontario Trillium Foundation – Resilient Communities Fund

Apply for funding to help your non-profit organization recover and build capacity, resilience and sustainability.

The Resilient Communities Fund opens its application period from September 27 to October 25, 2023 at 5 PM ET. Non-profit, community-based organizations that deliver programs and services in Ontario and need funding to recover and build capacity, resilience and sustainability can apply for funding. Through this fund, organizations can develop and implement medium to long-term plans that address current organizational challenges they are facing.


October 25, 2023, at 5 PM ET


Minimum 6 months Maximum 24 months


Minimum $10,000 Maximum $100,000

Eligible applicants can apply for a grant to develop and implement medium to long-term plans that address current organizational challenges they are facing to recover and build resilience.

Grants support organizations as they: 

  • develop new approaches to generate revenue
  • start new activities to meet community need
  • adjust strategies and plans 
  • plan for future challenges 

Applicants are to select up to three project outcomes they want to achieve with their grant and can apply for funding to cover eligible costs needed to carry out the project. 

Application Questions

Familiarize yourself with our application questions to prepare ahead of time.

Application Supports

Starting September 7, 2023, OTF is offering a range of supports for organizations interested in applying for a Resilient Communities Fund grant.

  1. Attend a Support Webinar to hear directly from OTF staff on a variety of topics
  2. Book a 15-minute one-on-one coaching call to discuss your project with an OTF Program Manager.
  3. Contact OTF’s Support Centre for immediate assistance at otf@otf.ca or 1 800 263-2887.