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Help link Syrian refugees with homes

WoodGreen Community Services, in collaboration with the City of Toronto’s Refugee Resettlement Program, has launched a website called H.O.M.E. (Housing Opportunities and Marketplace Exchange).

The website aims to match Syrian refugees with housing, jobs, furniture, clothes, and other services donated by individuals and businesses.  To date 10,000 Syrian refugees have arrived in Canada, 4100 arrived in Ontario and 2000 came to Toronto.



Need for homeless state of emergency in B.C.

January 16, 2016
| Seattle, Portland and Los Angeles all declared states of emergency last year, allowing them better access to funding to tackle the homeless crisis. Vancouver and Victoria should do the same.
Length: 12:56 minutes (11.85 MB)
Photo: Todd Lappin/flickr
| December 22, 2015

Vancouver police crack down on street vendors

December 15, 2015
| Many of the city's poorest residents survive by street vending on Hastings Street. Now they have been moved off to back streets as part of a long campaign to move low-income people out of the area.
Length: 17:06 minutes (15.67 MB)

Across Canada, preparations are underway to welcome Syrian refugees

Photo: IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation

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Keep Karl on Parl

Hostility and racist attacks against Muslims in Canada are making the news in the wake of the Paris attacks. At the same time, Canadians are creating safe spaces to welcome the thousands of Syrian refugees expected to arrive before the end of the year.



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The long fight in Quebec for adequate, affordable housing for all

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Length: 28:14 minutes (25.86 MB)
Image: rentassembly.org
| November 13, 2015

Victory for homeless people in Abbotsford in B.C. Supreme Court

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African Americans shut out of rebuilding of New Orleans

October 28, 2015
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Length: 16:03 minutes (14.7 MB)
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