Hubs Implementation Engagement Opportunities
Next steps and upcoming engagement opportunities:
Following Council endorsement of the Hubs Implementation Plan, City staff will now undertake a number of next steps:
- A competitive procurement process will be initiated to identify lead agencies and proposed locations for the first five Hubs, which are intended to be established by December 2023.
- Advocacy efforts will continue for funding to support implementation of the plan.
Engagement opportunities on London’s Whole of Community System Response to the health and homelessness crisis continue at the end of August, giving Londoners more opportunities to ask questions and provide feedback on the Hubs Implementation Plan.
Residents can attend at any one of five in-person sessions taking place between August 30 and September 7. Feedback is also being sought on an ongoing and continuous basis through this webpage. Please share your comments with us.
Hubs are facilities designed to include common core functions, such as access to care, health and wellness services, 24/7 safe places, transitional and respite beds, and one phone number to call for referral. The hubs will also support a timely and direct pathway to housing.
The new series of in-person engagement sessions will provide information about the proposed services and timelines and help answer questions. Feedback from these sessions will help inform Council decisions, including locations and lead agencies for the first five Hubs.
In-person engagement dates include:
Wednesday, August 30, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
South London Community Centre – 1119 Jalna Blvd
Thursday, August 31, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Medway Community Centre – 119 Sherwood Forest Square
Tuesday, September 5, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Byron Optimist Community Centre – 1308 Norman Avenue
Wednesday, September 6, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
East Lions Community Centre – 1731 Churchill Avenue
Thursday, September 7, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre – 656 Elizabeth Street