Homelessness

September 3, 2014
This map from the Wellesley Institute includes information about housing initiatives across Canada, including resources for seniors, Indigenous communities and women.
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Housing, All of Canada
Housing is  a Human Right
August 20, 2014
What would happen if housing were enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms? Yutaka Dirks gives an inside account of the radical new fight to end homelessness in an article in This...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Housing, Ontario, All of Canada
August 18, 2014
A short documentary by David Shortt and the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition highlighting the root causes of queer and trans poverty in British Columbia. Premiering at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, Homelessness, LGBTQ, Welfare, British Columbia
July 7, 2014
An international comparison of responses to public space issues involving people experiencing homelessness shows that law enforcement responses are not the answer. The Churchill Report, "In the...
Keywords: Online Resource , enforcement, Homelessness, homelessness, public space, Reports and documents, International
June 27, 2014
When the management of a block of luxury flats in London, England, felt they had an issue with homeless people sleeping on the doorstep, their solution was apparently to install a set of spikes. In...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Housing, British Columbia
May 26, 2014
A Charter challenge case in Ontario alleges that the federal and provincial governments violate the rights of homeless people by failing to implement policies that would eventually eliminate...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Housing, Ontario
March 17, 2014
People who work in homeless shelters in Surrey, B.C., say the demographics of those accessing their services are changing. Jonquil Hallgate with Surrey Urban Mission, which offers programs and...
Keywords: Article , Health, Homelessness, British Columbia
March 11, 2014
A recent B.C. study has found that a program that provides alcohol to chronic, homeless alcoholics reduces emergency hospital visits and arrests, likely saving taxpayer dollars in the long run. The...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Housing, Poverty Research, British Columbia
March 7, 2014
The TTC’s overnight bus and streetcar service should be free for everyone during extreme cold weather alerts, says a Toronto councillor. Josh Colle, who is a TTC commissioner, brought a motion...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Housing, Ontario
March 3, 2014
This year’s Carnegie Community Action Project (CCAP) hotel and housing report found that SROs in the DTES are more expensive than ever and that fewer still are available to low-income individuals...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Housing, British Columbia
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