Third poverty, homeless and migration conference
21-23 November 2014
Poverty, Homelessness and Migration (PHM) is hosting its Third Conference on November 22nd, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and November 23rd, 9 a.m. to noon. This free event will be held at the Willet Green Miller Building at Laurentian University.
Second annual conference
20-22 February 2012
Community partners and team members met again to share their knowledge, experiences and projects. The conference opened with a performance from the High Ridge Singers, a youth drum group from Moose Cree First Nation. The Mayor of Moosonee, Victor Mitchell, gave the opening address.
The opening ceremony was followed by a prescreening of the documentary about the life of George Stephen, a formerly homeless person who has shared his story and experiences with¬†PHM. Wayne Neegan, Community Research Coordinator with¬†PHM,¬†who recently completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts, produced¬†Tomorrow Isn‚Äôt Promised. University researchers made presentations about the various activities that¬†PHM¬†had conducted over the previous year. Various community members also presented the findings or project plans of projects that they were conducting.
As well as becoming acquainted with Moose Factory Island and the town of Moosonee, team members visited the Ga Beh Shoo In Aboriginal Men‚Äôs Shelter¬†in Cochrane and the Good Samaritan Inn¬†¬†in South Porcupine. The conference was also an opportunity for partners from various communities to meet and exchange ideas and information. It also strengthened relations between community and university partners; university researchers became more aware of community challenges and community partners gained a greater understanding of the¬†Poverty, Homelessness and Migration¬†project.
First Annual Conference
13-14 November 2010
Universit√© de Hearst, Timmins, Ontario
Community partners gave presentations on the challenges that poverty, homelessness and migration pose in their communities. The University researchers made presentations about past project activities and sought community input into the nature and conduct of forthcoming research at the community level. Conference participants also had the opportunity to visit the Good Samaritan Inn, a local shelter for homeless people, and to engage in an extensive discussion with Ed Ligocki, it‚Äôs Executive Director, about the services offered and the nature of the clients served. These types of exchanges help to build rapport among community and university partners.