canadian homelessness

Aug 14, 2018
 Calgary Housing Action Initiative housing march. Photo: Grant Neufeld/Flickr

Why are people destitute in Canada?

A social safety net to ensure that every individual has enough to live on should be standard in a liberal democracy. Canada had such a social safety net, until it was abolished nearly 25 years ago.
Mar 20, 2018
Street in Calgary. Photo: Brian Burke/flickr

Homelessness and employment: The case of Calgary

Nick Falvo
Too few jobs, inadequate income assistance programs, major health challenges and a lack of subsidized child care all pose barriers to employment for persons experiencing homelessness.
Dec 21, 2017
Photo courtesy of Gaetan Heroux

The shame of Toronto's homelessness crisis

Gaetan Heroux
Hidden behind the doors of All Saints Church is the long history of the abandonment of Toronto’s poor by all three levels of government
Jan 24, 2017

What's a homeless life worth?

Cathy Crowe
Citizen advocacy for emergency shelter exposes shocking and negligent inaction of politicians.
Nov 27, 2016

Let's walk the talk and actually build some housing

Cathy Crowe
The federal government's report "Let's Talk Housing," released on National Housing Day, regurgitates what is already known about the housing and homelessness crisis in Canada.
Apr 30, 2016

Spotlight on homeless deaths

Cathy Crowe
Naheed Dosani
Investigative journalism makes a difference in the court of public opinion and social policy.


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