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Panel Discussion on Student Housing & Youth Homelessness

Date & time
Monday, April 4, 2022
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Registration is closed


Leanne Ashworth, Abdulla Daoud, Jayne Malenfant


This event is free


Homeroom, ASFA, HOJO, Route


Daniel Amico



Join Homeroom, ASFA, HOJO and Route for a panel discussion on student housing and youth homelessness in Montreal, moderated by Sarah Jesmer from Route, with panelists Leanne Ashworth (HOJO), Abdulla Daoud (Refugee Centre) and Jayne Malenfant (Department of Education). 

How can you participate? Attend in person (note, there is a maximum of 25 audience members permitted in the space) or online by registering for the Zoom meeting or watching live on 4th Space's YouTube channel.

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Jayne Malenfant (they/she) is from Kapuskasing, Ontario and is an Assistant Professor at Concordia University's Department of Education in Tio'tia:ke/Montréal. Their work explores issues of educational access for individuals navigating homelessness and housing precarity, with a focus on lived experience and community-led educational justice.

Abdulla Daoud is the Executive Director of The Refugee Centre with an academic background in mathematics, statistics, political science and cybersecurity. Abdulla Daoud comes from a refugee and migrant upbringing himself and several years of experience in social and political advocacy for the community. This is leveraged to help lead the Refugee Centre in its various roles to help strengthen the refugee and immigrant population in Canada.

Leanne Ashworth has been helping the Concordia community navigate the Montreal rental housing landscape for more than 10 years.  Through her work managing the Concordia Student Union Off-campus Housing and Job Resource Centre she has developed a broad range of accessible resources. She is dedicated to empowering and educating tenants and is passionate about collaborations that make tenant advocacy more accessible.

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