The Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN) would like to invite you to attend the Canadian Rural and Remote Housing and Homelessness Symposium 2018, which will be held October 24-26, 2018 in Canmore, Alberta. The Alberta Rural Development Network, in conjunction with the Alberta Rural Coalition on Housing and Homelessness (ARCH2), is proud to be hosting the first national symposium dedicated to rural and remote housing and homelessness issues across Canada.

This three-day Symposium will feature over 30 concurrent workshops and panel sessions, mobile tours, and keynotes, with a focus on providing actionable tools and knowledge transfer to participants from rural, remote, Indigenous, and northern communities in Canada, allowing them to find innovative solutions and improve the quality of life in their communities.

The Alberta Rural Development Network is seeking presenters for the Symposium. We welcome solution focused presentations that pertain to topics related to rural and remote housing and homelessness, including:

  • Homelessness Prevention Practices
  • Collaborative Solutions Between Urban and Rural Canada
  • Mental health and Addictions Solutions in Homelessness and Housing
  • Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in Affordable Housing
  • Innovative Solutions
  • Research and Policy
  • Indigenous Homelessness and Housing
  • The North
  • Engaging Government and Funders

We encourage sharing the call for presenters with other entities which may be interested. The submission deadline is Friday, June 22nd, 2018.

For information on the Canadian Rural and Remote Housing and Homelessness Symposium, travel and accommodation information, as well as registration, please visit the Symposium website:

If you have any questions concerning the Symposium, please contact Sofia Lamus at