Cathy Crowe

Cathy Crowe is a street nurse, author and filmmaker who works nationally and locally on health and social justice issues. Her work has included taking the pulse of health issues affecting homeless people including shelter conditions and inadequate housing, the return of tuberculosis and bedbugs, discrimination and a high mortality rate. She has fostered numerous coalitions and advocacy initiatives that have achieved significant public policy victories.

Cathy is the recipient of numerous awards including honourary Doctorates in Law, Science and Nursing, an international Human Rights and Nursing Award and the prestigious Atkinson Economic Justice Award. Cathy is the author of Dying for a Home: Homeless Activists Speak Out and was the Executive Producer and researcher for the national documentary film and community development project Home Safe with filmmaker Laura Sky.

Cathy's website is www.cathycrowe.ca

Cathy Crowe
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Dec 28, 2019
A homeless person sleeps next to Santa's sleigh on a main street in Toronto. Image: Cathy Crowe

Canada's brutal decade of homelessness

Cathy Crowe
Cities across the country are evicting people from outdoor tent encampments. Without a national housing program or municipal support for shelters, the homelessness crisis has become an emergency.

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