The Canadian Homelessness Data Sharing Conference


2023 Presentations

Please note: There are some presentations that were exclusively shown during the conference and we are not able to post them publicly.

Dr. Bart Gajderowicz and Dr. Matt Parker – Data Consolidation: How we Solved it with Kompas Ontology and Data

Dr. Geoffrey Messier – Visualizing Journeys through the Homelessness and Housing System of Care

Tracy Borrelli – Dashboard Standardization Accelerated Through Collaborative Work During COVID

James Caspersen and Chloe Good – Patient Experiences of Hospital to Shelter Transitions

Ian Cooper – Labour Market Participation and Income Trends of People Experiencing Homelessness in Canada


2022 Presentations

Please note: There are some presentations that were exclusively shown during the conference and we are not able to post them publicly.

Ron Kneebone – The Cost Effectiveness of Homeless Shelters

Stephanie Malcher – How Toronto’s Shelter System Flow Data is Driving Change

Rebecca Schiff – Using Social Network Analysis to understand the impact of systems integration efforts: A Case Study from Thunder Bay

Rachel Campbell – Future of the Canadian Point-in-Time Counts

Chandreen Ravihari, Vijay Mago, Rebecca Schiff, and Ravi Gokani – Understanding Homelessness among Migrants to Thunder Bay using Machine Learning

Patrick Hunter – Homelessness in the time of COVID-19


2022 Webinar

Ron KneeboneWho to House in Housing First


2021 Webinar

Dan O’Flaherty – Neglected Data


2019 Presentations

Zain Abedin & John Kmech –  How to Estimate Homelessness in Rural Communities and Generate Missing Data

Ron Kneebone & Jeff Randle – Using Tax & Benefit Records To learn the Characteristics of Shelter Residents

Annie Duchesne & Ian Cooper – New Findings from the National Shelter Study 2015-2016 & Insights from 2018 Nationally Coordinated PIT Count

Stephen Hwang – Key Note Presentation – Challenges in Homelessness Research-What Data Will Make The Difference

Ali Jadidzadeh – Resources Required to Meet the National Housing Strategy Target on Housing in Calgary

Justin Lane – Utilizing A Community integrated Data System to Understand Homelessness in a Large Southeastern US City

Eric Latimer & Vijay Mago – Using Computer Simulation to Address Homelessness

Scott Leon – Preventing Reoccurring Youth Homelessness HOP-C Project Data and Experience

Brother Mike Lopez & Danielle Keren – Boots on the Ground and Numbers in the Books

Naomi Nichols –  Data Justice Fostering Equitable Data-Led Strategies to Prevent & End Youth Homelessness

Gabriel Pina – Key Note Presentation – The Impact of Homeless Prevention on Residential Instability

Melissa Shouting – Community Driven Data on Violence Against Unsheltered Indigenous Women

Dr. Vicky Stergiopoulos – Bridging Hospital and Community Care for Homeless Adults with Unmet Health Needs: Outcomes of a Brief Interdisciplinary Intervention


2018 Presentations

Ardelli – Evolution of Data

Bernstein – Surveillance of the Deaths of People Experiencing Homelessness in Toronto

Breakey – Participant Perspectives on Privacy, Consent and Data Governance

Coleman – Our By-Name List Journey in Waterloo Region, Ontario

Denzin – Coordinating Systems to End Veteran Homelessness in Rural Ohio

Dutton Jadidzadeh – Social Policy Research with Linked Data: Better with Friends

Falvo Otogwu – The CHF Almanac

Gajderowicz – Requirements for Data-Driven Social Service Policy Evaluation: A Case-Study in Housing First

Giammarino Legate – You can’t always get what you want: Our CAA

Hunter – National Coordinated Point-in-Time Count: Recap and Future Directions

Latimer – Homelessness Data in Quebec: Current Situation and Future Prospects

Lau – Building Bridges: Connecting Social-Sector Data in Alberta

Pomeroy – Non-Housing Outcomes of Affordable Housing Investment


2017 Presentations

Henry Dagher – Homelessness Partnering Strategy

Annie Duchesne – Using Community Data to Address Homelessness

Bonnie Healy – The Alberta First Nations information Governance Centre

Patrick Hunter – Homelessness Partnering Strategy, Coordinated Point-in-Time Count Key Findings and Next Steps

Latimer, Mago – Using Computer Simulation Modeling to Address Homelessness: A Project Based on Fuzzy Cognitive Maps and Cellular Automata

Tracey Lauriault – Pathway Accommodation & Support System

Stephen Metraux – Review of The Day

Segaert Aaron – National Shelter Study: Ten Year Trends in Homeless Shelter Use 2005-2014