Panel on Homelessness Tonight
Nanaimo mayoralty candidate Diane Brennan will be part of a panel on homelessness tonight at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre, 101 Gordon Street, Nanaimo. The keynote speaker is to be Iain de Jong, manager of the Streets to Homes program in Toronto. Ian and his team are responsible for finding approximately 1200 homes for Toronto's homeless since 2005. Streets to Homes is nationally and internationally recognized as a best practice and is the recipient of numerous awards for both the substance an quality of the program in the areas of housing, health, and public policy. On the panel with Diane are Peter Birze, John Horn, and Iain de Jong. This event will take place from 7:30 to 8:30 pm on Thursday, October 16, 2008, in the Dodd Narrows Room at the Conference Centre. Admission is free and all are welcome.