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Events and News

02/05/2014 Rainbow Health Ontario 2014 Conference
Creating Change Together - Feb 5-7, 2014
I. Alex Abramovich, Thurs Feb 6, 2014, 11am-12.30pm: "Creating a Safe, Accessible and Supportive Shelter System for LGBTQ Youth"
10/28/2013 National Conference on Ending Homelessness
The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness is pleased to present Canada’s first National Conference on Ending Homelessness, October 28 to October 30, 2013 at the Delta Ottawa City Centre, Ottawa, ON.
I. Alex Abramovich, Tues Oct 29, 2013, 1.30-3pm: "The ways in which broader policy issues create oppressive contexts for LGBTQ youth in the shelter system".
10/19/2013 Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association (ONPHA) Conference
Sheraton Centre, Toronto Saturday October 19, 2013 3.30-5.30pm Learning Lab Session #810 - Creating a Trans-Inclusive Community I. Alex Abramovich & Roger Bower (Co-ordinator of Trans Access program, 519 Church Street Community Centre)
08/08/2013 Street Needs Assessment Demonstrates Need for Action on LGBTQ Youth Homelessness By Maura Lawless & Alex Abramovich
04/26/2013 Youth Homelessness in Canada Book Launch
Join us on April 26 from 2-4pm for the launch of Youth Homelessness in Canada: Implications for Policy and Practice. This book launch event is taking place at York University, Atkinson building, Harry Crowe Room 109 and will also be broadcast live via webinar.
06/20/2012 Qualitative Analysis Conference
June 20-22, 2012, Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland Digital Storytelling as a strategic tool for activism and research
06/07/2012 Out on the Street (I.A. Abramovich & A. Siegel) screening
Out on the Street (I.A. Abramovich & A. Siegel) screening at Queer City Cinema, June 7-9, in Regina, SK.
03/23/2012 Rainbow Health Ontario 2012 Conference
The Art of Digital Storytelling: A group of LGBTQ youth share their lived experiences of homelessness Ottawa, Ontario
02/04/2012 CATIE National HIV and Youth Knowledge Exchange Symposium
February 4-5, 2012, Toronto, Ontario Digital Storytelling as an Innovative KTE Tool (I. Alex Abramovich & Sarah Switzer)
01/28/2012 Reelout Arts Project: Prom Queens & Street Teens
What Queer Youth Looks Like Screening of Out on the Street - I. Alex Abramovich and Amy Siegel Saturday January 28, 2012 4-7pm, Kingston, Ontario
11/09/2011 WEBINAR: Shelter From the Storm: Understanding and Responding to Homelessness Among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Youth
In this webinar, we'll hear from Toronto-based researcher Ilona Alex Abramovich, who will discuss what's behind the high incidence of homelessness among LGBTQ young people in Canada, how service providers are responding, and where needs still remain. November 9, 2011 (1:30 PM - 3:00 PM ET)
08/12/2011 foQus with Deb Pearce
Episode 16 - Tuesday April 12, 2011 Deb Pearce visits the home of Ilona Alex Abramovich and interviews Alex about art, activism and research!
05/24/2011 Out on the Street - University of Toronto, Documentary Achievement Award
The U of T Film Festival unspooled a 2+ hour program of all student work on March 23 to a crowd of about 80 people.
05/22/2011 Inside Out Film Festival
Screening of "Out on the Street" Directed by I. Alex Abramovich and Amy Siegel. Sunday May 22, 2011 4.30pm Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto, ON.
03/23/2011 UofT Film Festival
University of Toronto Film Festival Screening of Out on the Street (2010)
By Alex Abramovich and Amy Siegel
March 23, 2011 9.20pm
12/09/2010 HOUSE CALL-Sparking the movement for an LGBT2Q Youth Shelter
HOUSE CALL is a series of community conversations that will travel to different parts of Toronto in an effort to build a diverse movement to create a shelter for homeless LGBT youth in Toronto. Some of these conversation will be hard. Some of these conversations will be full of joy, full of pain, full of memory and full of hope. Some of these conversations will be historic.
Harbord Collegiate Institute
286 Harbord Street
Toronto, ON
Thursday, December 9: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
10/30/2010 NATIONAL FORUM ON INTERVENTION IN HOMELESSNESS : ETHICAL AND CLINICAL ISSUES
Universite du Quebec in Montreal Coeur des Sciences 200, rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal Panelist on "Art as Intervention"
10/14/2010 Poverty 2010 Conference
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario. October 14-16, 2010. Presentation entitled "LGBTQ Youth Homelessness: A growing epidemic"
08/14/2010 3rd Annual Queer West Film Festival
Theme: Queering Boundaries @ Revue Cinema
05/07/2010 PsychOUT: A Conference for Organizing Resistance Against Psychiatry
The purpose of this global conference is to provide a forum for psychiatric survivors, mad people, activists, scholars, students, radical professionals, and artists from around the world to come together and share experiences of organizing against psychiatry.

Young, Mad, Queer and Homeless in Toronto
Presentation by Ilona Abramovich
03/25/2010 Rainbow Health Ontario 2010 Conference
Panel Discussion with Lorraine Barnaby (Health Promoter from SHOUT Clinic), Michelle Le-Claire (Community Leader and Activist), Ilona Abramovich (PhD Student, University of Toronto and Research Coordinator at St. Michael's Hospital) - LGBTQ Homeless Youth in Toronto: Where is the Support? 11am - 12.30pm
03/13/2010 U of T Film Festival 2010
Film Screening of "Where is the Support?", Hart House, Toronto.
02/24/2010 SHOUT Queer West Toronto
(Un)conference: Queer Youth Homelessness in Toronto. Presentation and Film Screening. Masaryk-Cowan Community Centre, Parkdale, Toronto.
01/15/2010 PsychART for PsychOUT Fundraiser
A fun night of art, music and fundraising! Art created by upcoming and accomplished artists will be for sale. We are also proud to feature outstanding singer/songwriters. Outstanding social justice activist, feminist and excellent speaker Anna Willats will emcee this fun and entertaining night!