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Concurrent Disorders and Homelessness: New Evidence for Policy and Programming Download full report (2.3 MB pdf file)

Concurrent Disorders and Homelessness: New Evidence for Policy and Programming
A Roundtable hosted by the Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St. Michael's Hospital

May 5, 2009
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.


  1. Street Health Research Bulletin on Homelessness, Mental Health and Substance Use: New Survey Results Prepared and Analyzed by Street Health, Based on the Street Health 2007 Survey: Erika Khandor, Street Health

  2. An Overview of The Concurrent Disorders Report/Realist Review: Patricia O’Campo, CRICH

Addressing the Knowledge Gaps of the CD Report:

  1. Services for Aboriginal Peoples: Kelly McShane, Ryerson University & Sylvia Maracle, Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres
  2. Services for Women: Angela Robertson, Sistering
  3. Harm Reduction Services: Maritt Kirst, CRICH

Policy, Funding, and Planning Perspectives:

  1. Concurrent Disorders & Homelessness Policy, Funding & Planning Perspectives: Municipal Perspective: Katherine Chislett, Housing & Homelessness Supports & Initiatives Shelter, Support & Housing Administration Division, City of Toronto
  2. Toronto Central LHIN Mental Health and Addictions Program Update on Concurrent Disorders and Homelessness: Lori Lucier, Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network
  3. Mental Health & Addictions Program: Anne Bowlby, Mental Health & Addictions Program, Ministry of Health and Long Term Care


Five community-based agencies were involved in the development of this summary report:

For more information contact: Kelly Murphy, Director, Knowledge Transfer and Exchange, CRICH, at