This year’s conference program is packed full of essential conversations, including keynote addresses and plenaries, along with networking sessions and the Victorian Homelessness Achievement Awards.

Learn from leaders of the sector, people with lived experience of being without a home, and experts from home and abroad.

Day One

9am: Welcome

Jane Barnes, Chair CHP

9.20am: Welcome to Country

9.35am: Ministerial Address

The Hon. Colin Brooks, Minister for Housing

9.50am: Keynote Address

Effective Systems to End Homelessness
Professor Eoin O’Sullivan, Trinity College Dublin

11am: Morning Tea

11.30am: Plenary Panel

A safe home: Unfinished business from the Royal Commission into Family Violence

12.40pm: Lunch

1.30pm: Concurrent Sessions

Addressing housing barriers for LGBTIQ+ Victorians

A introduction to Person Centred Practice


Changing the system: lessons from a decade of campaigns

2.40pm: Afternoon Tea

3.10pm: Plenary Panel

Empowering Change: Recognising peer support workers as experts in our sector

4.20pm: VHA 2023

Announcing the recipients of the Victorian Homelessness Achievement Awards.

5pm: Networking

Join us for drinks and nibbles, as you continue the conversation with your colleagues in the sector.

Day Two

9.10am: Day Two Welcome/Day One Recap

9.20am: Keynote and Panel

A new model for youth housing in Victoria

10.30am: Morning Tea

11am: Plenary Panel

Mana-Na Woorn-Tyeen Maar-Takoort: Every Aboriginal Person Has a Home

12.10pm: Lunch

1pm: Concurrent Sessions

Pregnancy, young parents and babies and Homelessness

The essential role supportive housing in ending homelessness

Explore Family Inclusive Approaches – What does that look like in your Practice?

Aging in a Housing Crisis

2.10pm: Keynote Debate

Can we coordinate our way to ending homelessness in Victoria?

3.20pm: Conference Close

Deborah Di Natale, CEO, Council to Homeless Persons

3.30pm: Afternoon Tea

3.45pm: CHP AGM

4.45pm: Post-AGM Drinks

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