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September 2018 General Meeting
September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
“Ending Homelessness in Canada: The Role of Local Communities”
Amanda DiFalco is the Manager of Homelessness Policy and Programs at the City of Hamilton. Amanda passionately believes that homelessness is a solvable problem. She has led several initiatives which have contributed to reducing chronic homelessness in Hamilton by 35% since 2015. As part of the Institute of Global Homelessness Fellowship, Amanda is recognized as a leader nationally and has contributing to ending homelessness across the globe, including Europe, India, and Africa. Amanda is a strong supporter of Housing First and through her leadership over 800 individuals and families have been permanently housed, and continue to remain housed after several years. Amanda has pioneered a national movement called 20,000 Homes through the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness. The campaign sets an ambitious goal in communities across the country to collectively house 20,000 people experiencing homelessness across by July 1, 2020.