Rural and remote homelessness and housing conference

Leduc County Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is participating in a conference, hosted by the Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN), looking at rural and remote homelessness.

“The full-day conference will not only look at homelessness in rural Alberta, but also look at affordable housing, mental health, addictions and building capacity in the affordable housing sector,” says Laurel Fitzsimonds, Director of FCSS with Leduc County. “Leduc County is proud to support and take part in this conference, as homelessness is an issue we need to actively engage in supporting and preventing.”

The one-day Creating Rural Connections conference will feature two keynote speakers, four session speakers, one workshop and three panel sessions. All topics will have a rural focus. Laurel Fitzsimonds, Director of Leduc County FCSS, and Carla Liepert, Seniors Services Coordinator with Leduc County FCSS, will both be participating in breakout sessions focussed on homelessness.

The conference takes place on Tuesday, April 4 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Nisku Recreation Centre.