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The webinar was held on October 17, 2023, marking the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Can you have a home without community? One the principles of Housing First is social and community integration. Four panelists presented approaches to ending homelessness within community.

The Panel

Marcel LeBrun: Marcel is a technology executive and social entrepreneur and the founder 12Neighbours Community Inc., a dignified tiny home community and social enterprise centre in Fredericton focused on providing housing, developmental support and progressive employment for individuals who have been experiencing homelessness.

Al Smith: Al is a "community ambassador" for the 12Neighbours Community. He is one of our earliest community members, residents, who moved in about 1.5 years ago.

Cheyenne Labrador: Cheyenne is a Mi'kmaq woman from Wasoqopa'a First Nation. She is currently the Manager of the Diamond Bailey Healing Centre, a program of the Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre. She currently sits on the National Indigenous Homelessness Council, National Urban Indigenous Coalitions Council and is a board member of National Association of Friendship Centres. The Centre This project holistically and comprehensively addresses the urgent housing needs of the urban Indigenous population in Halifax.

Aiden Kivisto: Aiden is a housing advocate with the YMCA in Colchester County.

The Face of Poverty Consultation is a faith-based group devoted to the eradication of poverty in Nova Scotia and is an initiative of the Basic Needs Ministry of the Mission, Outreach and Social Justice (MOST) VSST of the Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. The image above is from the United Nations website for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty