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Steve Gaetz

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"Meet your Colleague" presentation by Stephen Gaetz of York University (Canada)

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Steve Gaetz

  1. 1. Making Research Matter Mobilizing Homelessness Research
  2. 2. 2005 2009 2010 Rethinking Homelessness Theoretical and Methodological Issues
  3. 3. Canadian Homelessness Research Network SSHRC Strategic Knowledge Cluster Grant Program
  4. 4. <ul><ul><li>SSHRC Strategic Knowledge Cluster Grant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seven year funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(we are nearing the end of the third year) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus is on building research capacity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Funds CANNOT be used for primary research </li></ul></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>Funding:
  5. 5. The central question that guides our activities is: “ In what ways can research more effectively contribute to solutions to homelessness in Canada?”
  6. 6. 1. Collaboration: Provide opportunities for collaboration among the diversity of groups and researchers involved in homelessness across Canada. 2. Knowledge Mobilization: Make existing research on homelessness more accessible and reduce the geographical, sectoral, and socio-economic divisions that impede knowledge exchange. 3. Public Engagement: ‘Make research matter’ by exploring ways that research can more effectively engage the general public, policy makers and other decision-makers in the homelessness sector. Our goals:
  7. 7. the home less hub www.homelesshub.com
  8. 8. Policy Makers Researchers News media Service Providers General Public Students Our Audiences
  9. 9. The Website
  10. 10. Two: New Content Custom CURRICULUM UNITS Blog Open Access e-books
  11. 11. Three: Coming this fall: <ul><li>Mapping Community Plans and Resources in Canada </li></ul><ul><li>New section on “what works” </li></ul>
  12. 12. A New Direction
  13. 13. Canadian Observatory on Homelessness
  14. 14. <ul><li>Our model: </li></ul><ul><li>Bring best minds together </li></ul><ul><li>Work in collaboration with other initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Policy outputs: reports, briefs, news releases </li></ul><ul><li>Engagement with all levels of government and the news media. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Goal #1 Development of a Pan-Canadian homelessness research agenda.
  16. 16. <ul><li>Goal #2 </li></ul><ul><li>Engage in research that: </li></ul><ul><li>addresses key policy </li></ul><ul><li>concerns, and </li></ul><ul><li>b) identifies, evaluates and describes innovative and quality responses to homelessness; </li></ul>
  17. 17. Goal #3 Generate a range of research and policy outputs, including policy reports, briefs, parliamentary committee submissions , etc
  18. 18. Goal #4 Implement a Knowledge Mobilization Strategy through the development of capacity for dissemination, knowledge exchange, outreach and engagement.
  19. 19. Questions
  20. 20. Questions

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