York University and UNECE to mark global homelessness partnership


TORONTO, June 14, 2021 – York University will sign a memorandum of understanding with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) on Wednesday, June 16, marking a global partnership to support cities and national governments in fighting homelessness.

Media are invited to join York University President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton for a virtual memorandum signing event, along with, in order of speaking:

  • Paola Deda, Director, Forests, Land and Housing Division, UNECE

  • Hon. Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

  • Stephen Gaetz, York University Professor and President, Canadian Observatory on Homelessness

  • Melanie Redman, President, A Way Home Canada

  • Hon. Judy Sgro, Member of Parliament, Humber River-Black Creek

  • Adam Vaughan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

When:  Wednesday, June 16, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. 

YouTube Link:  https://youtu.be/UB7a7KvqjM0

Photos: Photos and video will be available following the event

RSVP: Media who wish to attend are requested to RSVP to Kayla Lewis

York University is a modern, multi-campus, urban university located in Toronto, Ontario. Backed by a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, alumni and partners, we bring a uniquely global perspective to help solve societal challenges, drive positive change and prepare our students for success. York's fully bilingual Glendon Campus is home to Southern Ontario's Centre of Excellence for French Language and Bilingual Postsecondary Education. York’s campuses in Costa Rica and India offer students exceptional transnational learning opportunities and innovative programs. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet, and our future.

Media Contact:
Kayla Lewis, York University Media Relations, 416-455-4710, lewiskay@yorku.ca