Supporting Young People in the Community

  • Youth Homelessness

Supporting Young People in the Community

The Host Homes Model of Housing and Support

This webinar presents findings from a research project focused on the implementation of the Host Homes model in Canada. The presenters discuss the key elements of the Host Homes model, contextual considerations needed to implement a Host Homes program, and training and technical assistance needs.


  • Sandy Dietrich-Bell, CEO, oneROOF Youth Services (Kitchener, Ontario)
  • Bonnie Harkness, COO, 360°kids (York Region, Ontario)
  • Steve Levac, Program Manager, Bridging the Gap (Halton Region, Ontario)
  • Russ Sanche, Executive Director, The Portal (Kentville, Nova Scotia)
  • John Ecker, Senior Researcher, Canadian Observatory on Homelessness
  • Erika Morton, System Planning Officer, Canadian Observatory on Homelessness

Moderator: Mary-Jane McKitterick, Community Planning Manager, A Way Home Canada