Deep Dive: Mental Health and Homelessness

Join us for an afternoon of profound storytelling and meaningful conversation at this special Deep Dive screening. This event is a platform for raising awareness and fostering dialogue about the critical issues of homelessness and mental health in our community.

**Content Warning for depictions of death by suicide.**

With Special Guest Speakers:

Steve Cordes has dedicated his career to community service. After graduating from The University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Sociology in 1984, he joined Youth Opportunities Unlimited as its first Job Developer and has led the organization as its Executive Director since 1988. Under Steve’s leadership, the organization has grown to an award winning agency in the areas of youth employment, social enterprise and affordable housing. He recently lead the organization and its partners in a major project; a Housing First youth shelter, and is currently leading another significant project; a youth wellness hub. This hub that will include affordable housing, healthcare, education and employment supports for young adults.

 

Presented With:

Overgrown

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Uproot

A family's silent struggles with mental health care in immigrant communities. In this short documentary, direc...
11 min | Queena Liu
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Alone

How are we supposed to feel when a loved one dies? How did they feel leading up to the moment? How should I fe...
8 min | AJ Bate
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Ten Pushups Away

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8 min | Sarah Lovell
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A Human Picture

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17 min | Simon Brothers & Luke Mistruzzi
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Homelessness in London, Ontario

With low housing supply, unsustainable rent prices and a lack of social assistance, the homelessness problem h...
13 min | Lucas Arender and Madeleine McColl
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