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Committees

Expertise across research, policy, practice, lived experience, and other allied sectors sit on management and advisory committees to guide the collective work to prevent and end youth homelessness in Canada.

Research Management Committee

Stephen Gaetz (Chair)
President & CEO, Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, York University

Melanie Redman
President and CEO, A Way Home Canada

Cheryl Forchuk
Theme 1 Lead (Shifting to Prevention through Early Intervention)
Assistant Director, Lawson Health Research Institute

Katrina Milaney
Theme 2 Lead (Sustaining Successful Exits from Homelessness)
Assistant Professor in Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies, University of Calgary

Maritt Kirst
Theme 3 Lead (Enabling Health, Well-Being, and Inclusion)
Assistant Professor and Co-Program Coordinator, Community Psychology Program, Department of Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University

Jeff Ansloos
Theme 4 Lead (Enhancing Outcomes for Indigenous Youth)
Assistant Professor, Indigenous Mental Health and Social Policy, University of Toronto–Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

Nicole Kozloff
Theme 5 Lead (Leveraging Data and Technology to Drive Policy and Practice)
Clinician-Scientist, Slaight Family Centre for Youth in Transition, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

Abra Adamo
Advisor, Housing Policy and Research, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)

Duncan Farthing-Nichol
Manager, Employment and Social Development Canada

Matt Morton
Research Fellow, Chapin Hall

Jayne Malenfant
PhD Candidate, McGill University

Patrick Hunter
Policy Analyst, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)

Charlotte Smith
Master’s Candidate , University of Ottawa

Implementation Management Committee

David Phipps (Co-Chair)
Assistant VP Research Strategy & Impact, Office of Research Services/Division of VP Research & Innovation, York University

Melanie Redman (Co-Chair)
President & CEO, A Way Home Canada

David French
Managing Director, A Way Home Canada

Bruce Pearce
Consultant

Michael Nowina
Partner, Baker McKenzie

Mike Gawliuk
Director, Service Delivery and Program Innovation, CMHA Kelowna

Stephen Gaetz
President & CEO, Canadian Observatory on Homelessness

Kelly-Ann Dunleavy
Community Affairs Manager, The Home Depot Canada

Lisa Wolff
Director, Policy and Research, UNICEF Canada

Alex Nelson
PhD Candidate, Western University