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AHIN is seeking a postdoctoral fellow

July 13, 2021

At Home in the North is currently seeking a postdoctoral fellow. For details on the fellowship please see the link below. Deadline: August 15th, 2021. AHIN postdoctoral fellow

AHIN Webinar series: Visual storytelling

June 28, 2021

The purpose of this meeting was to introduce the idea of a coordinated, collaborative AHIN visual storytelling project. The meeting was led by Dr. Eric Weissman, assistant professor at UNB, who has experience using visual storytelling tools to communicate and share knowledge about peoples’ lived experiences with homelessness. Below is a summary of Eric’s presentation,… Read More

AHIN webinar series: Research from Alaska and Greenland

June 4, 2021

On June 3, 2021 AHIN hosted a webinar entitled “Research from Alaska and Greenland”.  We heard from Aaron Cooke of the Cold Climate Research Center in Fairbanks speak about housing prototypes for homeless individuals in Mountain Village, Alaska and Dr. Steven Arnfjord of Ilisimatusarfik speak about homelessness and social policy in Greenland. Please see the… Read More

Introducing Mary Kozorys, Program Coordinator for the Elizabeth Fry Society of Northwestern Ontario

May 31, 2021

Mary Kozorys is the Program Coordinator for the Elizabeth Fry Society of Northwestern Ontario, a charitable organization that supports and advocates for women in prison, women transitioning back into the community, and women at risk of criminalization. Below, Mary shares some of her knowledge about the challenges and opportunities for women leaving the correctional system… Read More

Introducing Jackie Compton-Hobbs: Town councillor and member of the Happy Valley-Goose Bay Housing and Homelessness Coalition

May 3, 2021

Jackie Compton-Hobbs has been a town councillor in Happy Valley-Goose Bay since 2013 and has been a member of the local Housing and Homelessness Coalition for 12 years. In these positions she has been an advocate for housing, community wellness, and recreation. Below, she shares her knowledge about the strengths, opportunities, and challenges for housing… Read More

AHIN Webinar Series: Creating sustainable post-COVID strategies for northern housing

March 16, 2021

On March 10, AHIN hosted a webinar entitled: Creating sustainable post-COVID strategies for northern housing. The webinar sought to answer the following questions: What are the key lessons we have learned from COVID-19 in terms of creating action around northern homelessness and housing insecurity? How can we use this partnership to advocate for sustainable, long-term strategies… Read More

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

February 25, 2021

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

February 15, 2021

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

January 26, 2021

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