• CSWB Webinar - Policing in the Age of Pandemics

Webinar: Policing and Homelessness in the Age of Pandemics

New Challenges and Opportunities in Community Safety and Well-being



Event Description

As communities across Canada continue to address the ongoing challenges of COVID 19, the pandemic has just intensified the difficulties that were already being faced by the most marginalized among us, including those who are experiencing homelessness and precarious housing. 

Caught in the eye of the storm is the Canadian policing community, torn between the duty to enforce lawfully enacted rules and the responsibility to protect the most vulnerable citizens of our communities, including those with no place to distance safely or to even take shelter safely during a curfew. 

Please join us for a discussion with experts from across the country who will discuss and debate the complexities of the challenge confronting homeless Canadians, what the role of Canadian policing can be, as well as the emerging ideas and opportunities that lie in co-designing a better experience and better outcomes with and for everyone.


Featured Presenters

CG Chen
Founder of Ample Labs
Creators of the Chalmers App


Laurent Dyke
Agent conseiller aux dossiers itinérance et LGBTQ2+
Division de la prévention et de la sécurité urbaine
Service de police de la Ville de Montréal


Sergeant Amanda Hoover
Durham Regional Police Service


Chantal Laferrière
Directrice générale
Mission St-Michael


Superintendent Kellie Morgan
Edmonton Police Service


Dave Thorne


Jared Tkachuk
Interim Director of Programming
Boyle Street Community Services


Jack Yager
Senior UX Designer
Motorola Solutions, Inc.


Date: Thursday, May 27, 2021

Time: 13:00 to 15:00  Eastern Time

Cost: $100/ person (plus applicable taxes)