HSTC Workshops: Winter/Spring 2017

HHUG’s Housing Stability Training Centre (HSTC) is offering a number of valuable workshops for our Winter/Spring season!

This year we’ve added the Full and VI- SPDAT (Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool) to our training line-up.

What is SPDAT?

SPDAT is an evidence-based assessment tool being used across Waterloo Region to prioritize and coordinate services to people experiencing homelessness.

The Vulnerability Index (VI) is a pre-screening tool that identifies the presence of an issue and is used in Level 2 programs like shelter, street outreach, and Housing Resource Centres.

The Full SPDAT identifies the depth of an issue and is used in Level 3 programs like Housing Help Plus, and Level 4 programs like CHPI Supportive Housing and STEP Home.

How long does SPDAT training take?

The Full SPDAT training takes an entire day. Formal training is required by anyone who completes them.

We’re also offering two-hour workshops for the VI – SPDAT, which includes versions for families, youth, and single adults. While formal training is not required, it is recommended.

What other HSTC workshops are being offered?

The Residential Tenancy Act (RTA) and the Housing Stability System (HSS) overview sessions are also available.


Register via Eventbrite using the links below. If you don’t have an Eventbrite account, you’ll need to create one.

If you prefer, you can always register by dropping us an email at

VI – SPDAT: Thursday, March 9th from 9am-11am at 165 King St. East, Kitchener

RTA (Residential Tenancy Act): Wednesday, March 22nd from 1pm-4pm at 165 King St. East, Kitchener

Full SPDAT: Tuesday, March 29th from 9am-4pm at the Region of Waterloo, 35 Dickson St. Cambridge

HSS (Housing Stability System) Overview: Wednesday, April 5th from 9am-12pm at 659 King St. East, Kitchener

Each session has a few spots left, but they’re filling up fast!