Join us for a full day or choose the sessions you are interested in attending. There are three distinct sessions but this link will add you as an attendee at any time.
A year ago, A Better Tent City was established in response to the crisis of homelessness and poverty striking the Region of Waterloo and the City of Kitchener concurrently with the COVID Lockdown. It started with a goal to support 30 unsheltered people to access services and have a safe and temporary home during the pandemic but it has grown into so much more.
What is a living report? It is real people sharing real stories about what they know to be true from their experiences being homeless, helping homeless, and dealing with precarious housing. What is working? What isn’t working and why.
Our Focus is the Journey of A BETTER TENT CITY from an idea to a reality and what is needed next for this reality to thrive and innovate the transitional housing and shelter infrastructure of our neighbourhoods so no one is denied this basic human right. TOGETHER WE CAN LEARN & THRIVE!