About the Conference

Coming Up Together 2018 

Towards Ending and Preventing Youth Homelessness in Ontario, Canada and Beyond

February 20, 21, 22, 2018

On unceded Algonquin Territory (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)

Convened by a multi-sectoral organizing committee, hosted by Carleton University

Conference location: downtown Ottawa (University of Ottawa campus)

We invite you to Ottawa, Canada’s capital, for a collaborative three-day exchange of ideas between diverse change makers that will advance the agenda of ending youth homelessness in Ontario, Canada, and across the globe. Youth, community service providers, researchers and policy experts will meet to share their experiences and perspectives on creating systemic solutions to youth homelessness, ranging from immediate interventions to preventative strategies designed to stop homelessness before it begins. We believe that all young people have the right to be safely housed and to have the appropriate supports in place that allow them to thrive. Our goal with this conference is to build upon and accelerate the current momentum for ending and preventing youth homelessness in Ontario, Canada and beyond.