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Book a Presentation

Want to learn more about Boyle Street, the programs we provide, and the people we serve? 

 

Our staff can speak directly to the challenges facing people who are experiencing poverty and homelessness in Edmonton.

 

Book a free presentation for your professional or community event to learn about Boyle Street and how to:

  • Help a community member who is in crisis

  • Break down the stigma around poverty and homelessness

  • Support our downtown community

Working  across 40 programs, our staff support a diversity of people, including individuals, families, youth and pregnant parents. We are happy to work with you to tailor our presentation to your interests.

To discuss presentation options and schedule a free presentation, contact our Community Relationship Lead: Kassidy Green at kgreen@boylestreet.org or (587) 335-7371.

While we cannot currently welcome groups into our building due to COVID-19, Boyle Street can provide free, in-person or virtual presentations to groups, businesses, and community partners who want to engage. 

 

Examples of presentations we have provided in the past include: 

  • Boyle Street 101: An introduction to our programs and services. 

  • Interacting with Vulnerable Populations: A discussion on the context of homelessness and a review of engagement or de-escalation skills for interacting with vulnerable individuals.  

  • Naloxone Training: A training session on the standard procedures to respond to an opioid overdose using a Naloxone kit. 

  • Lunch & Learn: A discussion during your organization’s lunch break on various topics including: How to Support Boyle Street? What is Harm Reduction? Addressing Stigma Around Homelessness; and more.  

 

Testimonials:

“Our firm is located in the Whyte Avenue area and so we often cross paths with unhoused members of our community. The training offered by Boyle Street offered practical harm-reduction strategies and tools for respectful and collaborative interactions in these situations.” -Chivers Carpenter Lawyers, 2021.

"Boyle Street's Lunch & Learn webinar was informative, engaging, and personal. Encouraging interaction with the attendees and having people open up about their lived experiences enhanced the event greatly." -Edmonton Social Planning Council, 2021.