January 16, 2023 - Deputation in person to Toronto's Board of Health.
July 6, 2022 - Written submission to Toronto's Economic and Community Development Committee on the climate crisis and the City's inadequate extreme heat response for vulnerable populations.
March 23, 2022 - Deputation to Toronto's Economic and Community Development Committee on the City's inadequate shelter transition plan post COVID.
January 17, 2022 - Deputation to Toronto Board of Health. #COVID #sheltercollapseTO
February 25, 2021 - On receiving on receiving an Honorary Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD) from the Law Union of Ontario.
Death, disease and human rights.
November 8, 2020 - Encampment Support Network Media Conference.
Scadding Court, Toronto
July 5, 2020 - at Neighbourhood Universalist Congregation
We're All In This Together - on COVID-19 and the housing crisis
November 15, 2019 - at Toronto Salvation Army Staff Appreciation Day
November 3, 2019 - at Church of the Holy Trinity, Toronto
May 14, 2019 - Keynote at Haven Toronto’s AGM
I Remember When
July 28, 2011 - City of Toronto Executive Committee
This is me and where I am
May 19, 2011 - Toronto Public Library’s fifth annual June Callwood Lecture
Kitchen is the Heart of Home
May 6, 2011 - The Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau International, Iota Omicron Chapter 24th Annual Research Conference
From Research to Action
April 2, 2011 - KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives Toronto West Group
The Wealth Gap: Poverty or Justice?
March 15, 2011 - Human Rights. Human Diversity. Sir Wilfred Laurier in Brantford
Dying for a Home. Fighting for the Right to a Home.
February 25, 2011 - Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario
Action for Affordable Housing: Moving Housing Rights forward in our city, our province, our country
January 28, 2011 - Canadian Nursing Students Association’s 40th Annual Conference, Hamilton
Passion, Power and Politics
June 18, 2010 - 4th National Community Health Nurses Conference
What do Prorogation, Climate Debt and Avatar have in common and what do they have to do with nurses?
June 17, 2010 - York University
Remarks on receiving an Honorary Doctor of Laws
May 31, 2010 - Newtonbrook United Church
The Lens of Home
May 7, 2010 - Association of Community Legal Clinics of Ontario
Speak Truthiness to Power
April 12, 2010 - Toronto United Church Council
Heart and Vision Award
June 8, 2009 - Community Legal Clinic Forum Panel
Understanding Our Times – The Recession in our Communities
June 1, 2009 - Federal Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities
Combating Poverty, Homelessness and Hunger: Create a Peace Dividend
May 22, 2009 - Ryerson University, sponsored by Students for Medicare and No One is Illegal
Health Care Provision and Direct Action Politics
February 28, 2009 - Law Union of Ontario, Annual Conference
Charter of Rights Panel
February 6, 2009 - Municipal Housing Budget Forum, Housing Action Now & The Wellesley Institute
‘A good budget would…….’
October 30, 2008 - Determinants of Our Health: Toronto in a Global Village
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Reports
October 30, 2008 - Roy Romanow at Determinants of Our Health: Toronto in a Global Village
Toward Wellbeing: A Pan-Canadian Project
June 8, 2008
Remarks on receiving an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Ottawa
April 16, 2008 - Ongwanada Board of Governors, Kingston
Home is like a force field
April, 2008 - sponsored by Kingston Social Justice Groups
There are no lovely wars!
March 15, 2008 - Toronto Anti-War Rally
Put down the guns and pick up the hammers and nails
Sept 26 07 - Toronto Anti-Poverty Rally at Queen’s Park
It’s Time to Act – Together
May 18, 2007 - Kingston Mayor’s Task Force on Poverty
The Kingston I Knew
May 4, 2007 - SOS Medical Conference
S.O.S. In Canada! People are Dying for a Home
March 22, 2007 - Rotary Club of Toronto-Forest Hill
Dying for a Home!
Feb. 26, 2007 - Toronto City Summit 2007
Will the Conversation be Alive?
January 27, 2007- NDP Socialist Caucus
Homelessness, poverty and neglect - in Ontario
October 17, 2006 - University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
The Wind that Shakes the Barley
October 16, 2006 - Winnipeg.
From Katrina to Winnipeg. Natural and man-made disasters. How we treat our displaced people
September 26, 2006- CURA Conference: Building Foundations, London
This Ain't Wonderland
June 16, 2006 - Keynote to Family Practice Nurses Conference, Toronto
The Poor Will Always Be With Us? Not If nurses have a role!
June 2, 2006 - Thunder Bay
Why is advocacy or social action important?
June 1, 2006 - Thunder Bay
A national disaster, a national emergency, a national disgrace
May 31, 2006 - Thunder Bay ( Lakehead Social Planning Council )
Learning From our Past, Fighting For Tomorrow
February 17, 2006 - Toronto
Roundtable Panel – Aging on the street
November 9-10, 2005 - Sarnia
September 18, 2005 - CU Expo
Research with a Pulse
June 9, 2005 - McMaster University
Nursing is Attending to Meaning
June 2, 2005 - Canadian Museum of Civilization
Street Nurse Job Description: Care, Prevention and War on Poverty
May, 2005 - Canadian Conference on Homelessness - Toronto
Housing and Homelessness Plenary
May 11, 2005 - Canadian Federation of University Women - Cobourg
April 7, 2005 - Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition (ISARC)
The Right to a Roof: Affordable Housing in Ontario
February 21, 2005 - Toronto Dollar Supper Club
It's Time for a Blueprint to End Homelessness in Toronto
November 15, 2004 - Alberta Housing Coalition
Alberta's Housing Drought - It's Time to Open the Taps
November 15, 2004 - Alberta Housing Coalition
Canada's Homeless Disaster Includes Alberta
October 6, 2004 - Urban Ministry Panel (Faculty of Divinity, University of Toronto)
...You Could Call It Freedom
October 2, 2004 - Anglican Outreach Networking Conference
Tools for Advocacy: Making a Difference in Our World
October 1, 2004 - The Housing House Centre (Hamilton)
Housing Would Help!
May 27, 2004 - McMaster University
Upstream from Vulnerable. Denial by Design.
April 20, 2004 - CMHC Leaders' Conference
Urban Issues Panel
April 2004 - RNAO Convention
Walking the Walk - or March!!!
February 3, 2004 - Toronto, Ontario
The Right to Shelter. Homelessness, Housing and Healthcare