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
Blog
Sep 27, 2015
Image: Flickr/Caelie_Frampton

The homeless right to vote and home

Cathy Crowe
The Fair Elections Act has made it harder for homeless people to vote. This election is not proving it will be any easier for them to get affordable housing.
Blog
Jun 21, 2015

Vote for the cure. Vote for housing.

Cathy Crowe
In her Honourary Doctor Of Law address to UofWindsor nursing and kinetics grads Cathy implored them to care about social welfare hotspots and vote for housing.
Photos
May 12, 2015

Neoliberalism's attack on Canada's nurses

Cathy Crowe
Nursing as a whole needs to wake up from its obsession with professionalization to equip young nurses with skills like political literacy for the real world.
Blog
May 11, 2015
Two nurses with a baby in the nursery at Toronto East General and Orthopaedic Ho

Where have all the nurses gone?

Cathy Crowe
While RN jobs continue to disappear, nursing as a whole needs to wake up from its obsession with professionalization to equip young nurses with skills like political literacy for the real world.

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