Iain De Jong is a lifelong learner in understanding homelessness and effective responses to help prevent, reduce and end it. As the leader of OrgCode, Iain and his team work with non-profits and government entities in the United States, Canada, and Australia to improve systems, policies and services. For over two decades, Iain has been helping respond to encampments, improve shelter services to be housing-focused, and deliver effective supports to people that were formerly homeless once they move into housing. In 2015, Iain founded the Leadership Academy on Ending Homelessness and has worked with more than 800 leaders in the field to embrace their role to influence how others think about and respond to homelessness. He is also a member of various committees and workgroups in the United States and Canada to improve capacity and increase the effectiveness of homelessness responses. While he spends most of his time on the road, when not travelling Iain calls the Toronto area home.
2:00 PM–3:15 PM Jul 25, 2022 (US - Eastern)