Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Hope is inviting his constituents to apply to
become a member of an advisory committee of experts and stakeholders in
the field of homelessness to support the renewal of the Homelessness
“I've committed to working with my constituents and all levels of
government to find solutions to homelessness and housing pressures in
Chilliwack,” stated MP Strahl. “I have been encouraged by the level of
engagement in our community on this issue. I'm asking interested
individuals to put their names forward for a position on the Advisory
Committee on Homelessness, because I know that there is a lot of
expertise on this matter in our community."
Those interested can submit their nomination to become a member of the
new Advisory Committee on Homelessness based on the following criteria:
Knowledge of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy;
• A minimum of two years of experience
working or volunteering with an organization working on homelessness
related issues (e.g. municipality, health sector, service provider,
non-governmental organization, university/college etc.);
• Ability to participate constructively in policy discussions. This
could include public policy discussions at the local, provincial or
territorial, federal or global levels on issues related to, for
example, strategy development, planning, priority setting, and
resource allocation; and,
• Available and willing to commit to participate as an Advisory
Committee member over the entire period of the Advisory Committee’s
work, anticipated to be up to six months.
• Knowledge of issues facing particular sub-populations experiencing
homelessness in Canada (for example: Indigenous peoples and Inuit,
veterans, youth, women fleeing violence) would be an asset.
• Persons with lived experience of homelessness are encouraged to
submit their nomination.
The nomination period will be open until
February 20, 2017. The members of the Advisory Committee will be
announced in spring 2017.
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