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Man sleeping on Canadian sidewalk. Image: The Blackbird/Wikimedia
| Conducting research and collecting tools to help address homelessness.
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Crowded conditions in one of the second-tier shelters in Toronto shows rows and rows of cots where 200 people sleep. Photo courtesy of Cathy Crowe.
Cathy Crowe | Despite the Liberal government's promises of a National Housing Strategy, homelessness has worsened in nearly every community across the country. It remains a disaster and Toronto is the epicentre.
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Front page Toronto Star in 1998. "Plight of the homeless a national disaster."
Cathy Crowe | Homelessness has reached post-apocalyptic levels in the absence of a national housing program.
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 Calgary Housing Action Initiative housing march. Photo: Grant Neufeld/Flickr
Duncan Cameron | 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.
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Person sleeping in underpass of Gardiner Expressway. Photo: Viv Lynch/Flickr
Lois Ross | There is a need for a massive re-think about how we build community, rural and urban communities that are resilient, healthy and work towards strengthening self-reliance in the face of climate change.
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Apartment buildings in Vancouver. Photo: Robert Ashworth/Flickr
Nick Falvo | A federal-provincial-territorial (FPT) framework agreement on housing was signed on April 10 in Toronto. It supports the Trudeau government's National Housing Strategy, which was released last fall.
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Street in Calgary. Photo: Brian Burke/flickr
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.
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Canadian quarter. Photo: KMR Photography/flickr
Nick Falvo | The 2018 federal budget, while not as transformative as last year's, had important new initiatives related to housing and homelessness.
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Screen shot of the vote by Toronto City Council to not ask the Ministry of Defence for the armouries. Image: Cathy Crowe
Cathy Crowe | Even the federal government recognizes we need the armouries. It's called disaster relief.
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Protest signs at 21 Park Rd, location of Toronto's new winter respite program. Image: Cathy Crowe
Cathy Crowe | Toronto's recent announcement of winter only respite centres for people chronically homeless neglects the humanitarian disaster.
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Homeless activists. Photo: Vince Pietropaolo/Dying for a Home
Cathy Crowe | Fifteen years after the brutal Tent City eviction, advocates still call for housing.
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Advocates on homelessness hold a banner outside the mayor's office in Toronto.
Cathy Crowe | Despite decades of research showing homelessness is bad for your health, the gap between research and action has only widened.