Housing First for Indigenous & Metis Peoples

Date: February 25, 2019 8:30am to 4 pm and February 26, 2019 8:30 am-12pm
Location: Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society (442 Leon Ave, Kelowna)

Indigenous and Metis Peoples are over represented in homelessness in Canada. Housing First for Indigenous peoples is one housing approach to addressing Indigenous and Metis homelessness.

This training is intended for leaders and front-line service providers from non-profit agencies and government ministries that provide direct supports and services to Indigenous and Metis Peoples experiencing homelessness in Kelowna and West Kelowna. 

Training is limited to 50 participants each day. Participants are invited to attend one or both days.

Day 1: February 25, 2019 8:30 am to 4 pm *Lunch included*

  • Housing First principles overview
  • Complex trauma and the impact of colonization on Indigenous and Metis Peoples
  • Trauma informed practice is focused on components of trauma informed practice that enhance cultural safety.   

Day 2: February 26, 2019 8:30 am to 12 pm

  • Housing First principles overview
  • Intensive Case Management from an Indigenous perspective explores how service delivery can be implemented with a values based approach.

This session is a collaboration between Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society, the Central Okanagan Foundation, as the Community Entity (Reaching Home) and the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness.