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Introducing Christina Maes Nino, Executive Director of the Manitoba Non-profit Housing Association

Christina Maes Nino has been the Executive Director for the Manitoba Non-Profit Housing Association (MNPHA) since 2018 and has spent her career working to support, organize, and collaborate with people living in poverty. The MNPHA represents and supports over 100 non-profit housing providers in Manitoba through advocacy, education, and partnership development. Below, Christina shares her… Read More


AHIN Webinar Series: Panel Discussion on COVID-19 and Housing

On February 10, At Home in the North hosted it’s first webinar of 2021- a panel discussion on COVID-19 and housing. Panel members included: Neesha Rao, Interim Executive Director for the Yellowknife Women’s Society; Bryany Denning, Senior Advisor for the GNWT Department of Health and Social Services and former Executive Director for the Yellowknife Women’s Society;… Read More


Introducing Gwen Healey Akearok, Executive and Scientific Director for Qaujigiartiit: AHiN’s first in a series of Community Partner Profiles

Gwen Healey Akearok is a trained epidemiologist and co-founder of Qaujigiartiit, an independent, non-profit community research centre that conducts multi-disciplinary research across Nunavut to address health inequalities in the territory. Gwen spoke about the important work being done by Qaujigiartiit and shared her knowledge about the challenges and strengths for housing and homelessness in Nunavut…. Read More


AHIN Webinar Series: COVID-19 and Northern Housing Part II

On November 18th At Home in the North hosted a second webinar entitled: COVID-19 and Northern Housing Part II, facilitated by Miranda Monosky. The webinar built on the themes of our first webinar, offering an opportunity to reflect on the connections between the coronavirus pandemic and northern housing. Presentations were made by Dr. Travis Hedwig… Read More


AHIN Webinar Series: COVID-19 and Northern Housing

On October 22, At Home in the North hosted its first intra-Partnership webinar, which featured 4 speakers and was attended by over 45 participants. This webinar series is part of AHIN’s online knowledge mobilization program and is meant to facilitate knowledge sharing between researchers and community organizations within the Partnership. We are currently organizing our next… Read More


Warm congratulations to Susane Havelka on the release for her first book: “Blueprint for a Hack: Leveraging informal building practices”

At Home in the North’s Susane Havelka has released her first book: “Blueprint for a Hack: Leveraging informal building practices”, coauthored with Dave Harlander and Vikram Bhatt and published by Actar Publishers. Book profile: Over five days, some 60 residents of a northern village teamed with designers from southern Quebec to conceive and build an… Read More


K’ásho Got’ı ̨nę Housing Society releases their ‘Year in Review-2020’

The K’ásho Got’ı ̨nę Housing Society has released their newsletter profiling the ‘Indigenous Homes Innovation Initiative’, developments towards a ‘Maintenance Program Pilot’, the ‘Kádúyıĺe Transition Home’ and their ‘5-year Strategic Plan’ adopted over the last year. The K’ásho Got’ı ̨nę Housing Society works to support responsible housing and address the housing needs of the residents… Read More


“COVID–19 and Pandemic Planning in the Context of Rural and Remote Homelessness” receives a SSHRC Partner Engage Grant

Congratulations to At Home in the North’s Dr. Rebecca Schiff, Dr. Carol Kauppi, Dr. Jeannette Waegemakers Schiff and Dr. Julia Christensen with Dr. Kristy Buccieri on receiving a SSHRC Partner Engage Grant for the their project entitled: “COVID–19 and Pandemic Planning in the Context of Rural and Remote Homelessness”. The project is being completed under… Read More