The Alberta Rural Development Network is proud to host the first-ever Canadian Rural and Remote Housing and Homelessness Symposium. Organized in conjunction with the Alberta Rural Coalition on Housing and Homelessness, the symposium is dedicated to exploring the ways in which rural and remote Canadian communities experience, respond to, and address issues surrounding housing and homelessness. It is a unique opportunity to create in-depth conversations and share knowledge across rural and remote Canada that is long overdue.
The Symposium provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations, communities and government to share expertise, information, tools, and training they need to address the unique and complex issues surrounding homelessness and housing in rural and remote Canada.
The next symposium will be held in May, 2020. More details will follow as they become available.
This three-day symposium featured a unique program with over 30 concurrent workshops and panel sessions, mobile tours, and keynotes to give participants from across rural and remote Canada the tools they need to make a difference in their communities. Topics were discussed in the context of rural and remote communities, and is focused on providing actionable insights and next steps to address housing and homelessness issues and improve the quality of life within their communities.