Dr. Kaitlin Schwan is Director of Research for The Shift, an international movement to secure the right to housing. She is a Senior Researcher at the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness and teaches social policy at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Social Work, where she is appointed Assistant Professor, Status Only. She also co-leads the Women’s National Housing and Homelessness Network. Kaitlin’s research focuses on homelessness prevention and human rights, particularly for women and youth. Kaitlin uses research to build bridges between evidence, advocacy, policy and lived expertise to advance housing justice.