Ending Homelessness Symposium

Homelessness has reached disastrous proportions in Ontario, with devastating impacts on people, communities and businesses across the province. Homelessness is a challenge felt most by local governments because of policy choices of successive provincial governments. 

The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) understands that action is required and is holding an Ending Homelessness Symposium May 3-4, 2023. 

This one and a half-day event is open to elected officials; municipal staff; social, health, and economic partners; and all interested sector associations.

Now is the time for action to achieve the goal of ending homelessness.  AMO’s Ending Homelessness Symposium will offer perspectives on the root causes of homelessness – including income insecurity, insufficient supply of deeply affordable housing, insufficient responses to mental health and addictions challenges and the policy responses required.  Governments, community and healthcare partners, and the private sector all have a role to play.

This is an important opportunity to understand experiences from across the province, share ideas with peers and build coordinated and strategically aligned solutions.   

Registration (deadline to register April 26, 2023)

Regular: $550.00 + HST

Student: $300.00 + HST 

Cancellation Fee: $75.00 (deadline 4pm April 6,2023)

Register Today

(Please contact amo@amo.on.ca if you require a login to register)


The program is being developed. Topics that will be explored at the symposium include:

  • Why we Need to End Homelessness
  • The State of Homelessness in Ontario
  • What Ending Homelessness Means
  • Housing Solutions for Homelessness
  • Health Solutions for Homelessness
  • Social Services Solutions for Homelessness
  • Indigenous Housing and Homelessness
  • Lived Experience of Homelessness
  • What Municipalities Can Do to End Homelessness

Wednesday, May 3: full day program

Thursday, May 4: morning program



Information on the location and accommodations is coming soon.

For any questions please contact: events@amo.on.ca