On November 1, 2016, the ACEH engaged Aboriginal individuals experiencing homelessness in a focus group over a nutritious lunch. This focus group was a follow up to the “Vision for Our Future” discussion which took place in April 2016. Three groups of 6 to 7 participants shared their experiences and insights on the following themes:
Table 1: Police and aboriginal relations was identified as a concern in the ‘Vision for Our Future’ report. What if any experiences have you had with the police? Are you willing to provide input into how an Aboriginal Police Liaison would be most helpful for you?
Table 2: What supports are needed and will be most helpful for you?
Table 3: Please tell us about your experiences with rental property managers/owners?
The ACEH appreciates the members of Aboriginal street community who shared their experiences. Thank you to Bernice Kamano and Coreen Child for facilitating a table discussions.