On June 22, 2022 local, provincial, and national experts on housing and homelessness discussed the CSPC's new report, Drivers of Homelessness: Findings for Action.
Speakers at the event included
- Esther de Vos, Executive Director of Research for BC Housing;
- Erin Dej, Assistant Professor at Wilfred Laurier University and researcher with the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness;
- Hannah Mang-Wooley, Tenant Legal Advocate at Together Against Poverty Society.
Drivers of Homelessness answers key questions and dissolves persistent myths regarding the ongoing housing and homelessness crisis in Greater Victoria:
- What are the most important structural and systemic factors that contribute to homelessness?
- How can we prevent homelessness by addressing these structural and systemic factors?
- How does early intervention fit into a broader homelessness prevention framework?
This event will include the launch of a SPARC BC funded report that examines the drivers of homelessness in Greater Victoria through the analysis of CSPC’s homelessness prevention program. The report will inform evidence-based conversations in the public and the media and support local policymakers in preventing and ending homelessness in our region.