Beyond Housing

Documentary premiere!

Monday, January 27, 2020 - Monday, January 27, 2020

Beyond Housing

Monday, January 27, 2020 @ 6:45 PM
Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall, Central Library
- 800 3 St SE, Calgary , AB
FREE Admission

Documentary premiere followed by a panel discussion

Older people dealing with homelessness are rapidly rising in numbers, yet remain largely misunderstood and invisible. Beyond Housing, a 30-minute documentary, asks who are the “homeless people” behind these statistics, and what are their stories?

The O’Brien Institute for Public Health and the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary present Beyond Housing: "We’re not ready for the shelf." The film will be followed by a panel discussion.


6:45 p.m. | Doors open
7:15 p.m. | Film premiere
8:00 p.m. | Panel discussion
9:00 p.m. | Event concludes

We are pleased to offer the complimentary use of FM transmitters for easier hearing accessibility through Deaf & Hear Alberta. If you would like to use these, there is space to indicate your interest on the registration page as you check out.


CHRISTINE A. WALSH is a professor and the Associate Dean (Research and Partnerships), of the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary. She has a program of community-based, action-oriented, and arts-informed research collaborating with marginalized populations including older adults and people impacted by poverty and homelessness. She is an investigator on the study, Beyond Housing, which used documentary film to explore housing and service needs among older formerly homeless adults and the Aging in the Right Place study, which furthers this examination in Calgary, Vancouver and Montréal. Both studies are funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

ANNE CARTLEDGE is a graduate of social work from Mount Royal University. Anne has found her niche in community development. She is the Founder of the “Closing the Seniors’ Gap: AISH to Pension” and has spoken to many city, provincial and federal departments with regards to this issue. Anne is a passionate advocate of affordable housing and has attended numerous conferences on poverty and housing. Anne is also an avid contributor to the One Window Project. Recently, her interest and work with seniors’ issues has led her to become part of the Beyond Housing research project, and is featured in the documentary, Beyond Housing. She is a lived experience with homelessness member of the study, Aging in the Right Place.

HILARY L. CHAPPLE is a queer activist with lived experience of homelessness. Hilary has a long-standing interest in and commitment to enhancing the quality of life for members of LGBTQ2S+ community and populations impacted by poverty and homelessness. In her work she engages and collaborates with community agencies and non-profits and is a lived experience member of two national research teams, Women’s Homelessness and Aging in the Right Place and two Calgary Grassroots Committees. Hilary was a co-researcher on the study Beyond Housing and is featured in the documentary. Recently, Hilary has led her own research project on the intersection of sexual minority status and homelessness from which she has developed a training module based on principles of trauma-informed care, inclusivity and diversity. She is currently offering this training to interested agencies.

JOE KELLY is a Newfoundland-born and Calgary-based filmmaker and media artist with a large body of media art, encompassing film, video, installation and performance. He’s exhibited installations and films in galleries and at festivals all over the world and guest lecturing at post-secondary schools across North America. Studying film and video at the Quickdraw Animation Society and the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers. Joe works primarily with film and video and has completed and screened many films on super 8, 16 and 35mm formats. Highly active in the Calgary media arts community, Joe has participated in mentorship projects with EMMEDIA Production Society and making documentaries and educational videos for non-profit organizations like Vecova, and the Calgary Drop-In Centre.


ANN TOOHEY is the Scientific Coordinator for the University of Calgary’s Brenda Strafford Centre on Aging. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine, where she completed her PhD in 2018. Her inter-disciplinary research program has integrated growing understandings of the health-promoting potential of human-animal relationships for older adults into frameworks for developing age-friendly cities. Her approach delves into policy implications of promoting aging-in-place in ways that also promote social justice. Ann has also worked in both municipal government and non-profit sectors in a variety of capacities, including facility-based research and policy development, funds development, and communications.

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