This month we are featuring training to showcase research on housing and homelessness among multiply marginalized women (cis and trans) and gender-diverse people (including non-binary and trans men).

When you enroll in this free online training, you will learn about the unique barriers that multiply-marginalized women and gender-diverse people face when accessing emergency shelter, housing and housing support. Explore the unique barriers to emergency shelter, housing and housing support. Learn about design & program features that make supports appropriate, accessible and secure for women and gender-diverse people.

“The pandemic has magnified systemic racism and the longstanding inequalities across our society and exacerbated the threats to the safety for women (cis and trans) and gender-diverse people experiencing homeless and housing precarity. By centering this training on community-based research across six gender-focused drop-ins in Canada, we believe the learnings have the potential to shape programing to be more accessible, inclusive and safe for all who access them!” ~Aoife Mallon, TINH Project Lead, Research Site (Sistering)

What you’ll learn:

Participants of this self-paced online learning will:

  • Gain a better understanding of the role of drop-in spaces as alternative housing models
  • Work through scenarios to identify barriers, challenges and service gaps in shelter and housing supports
  • Explore a participatory process to engage people with lived expertise in the design of safe, inclusive, and appropriate housing
  • Find out practical recommendations to overcome challenges

What’s included:

  • Summary of the research project on low-barrier, gender-focused drop-in spaces
  • Engaging lessons on the role of drop-in spaces and features of low-barrier
  • Videos, scenarios and practice activities
  • A quiz and certificate of completion

The training includes several hands-on activities and opportunities to prompt reflection and deeper learning. There are 6 lessons which can be completed in about 3 hours. The training is free to enroll and you will receive a Certificate of Completion when you are finished.

The Homelessness Learning Hub is your source for relevant, accessible learning

At the Homelessness Learning Hub (HLHub), we want to be your source for relevant, accessible learning for the housing and homelessness sector. You’ll find individual resources and collections to support your professional development, such as this collection of resources on harm reduction. Our online training is always free and you can access lessons on demand.

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