canadian homelessness

Blog
Jan 9, 2015

Death on the streets of Canada

Cathy Crowe
The death of two homeless men within a day of each other in the City of Toronto, in the middle of a bitter Arctic cold spell, was a stark reminder of decades of social policy neglect.
Photos
Dec 17, 2014

Social justice lies upstream from charity

Cathy Crowe
The Upstream Downstream parable guided Cathy Crowe in her work as a street nurse. She shares a simple formula for how to act on social justice issues such as homelessness that goes beyond charity.
Blog
Dec 5, 2014
Image: Flickr/Scribbletaylor

Can a Housing First initiative work?

Matt Stock
Evelyn Peters
The evidence in favour of a "Housing First" approach to address homelessness is very strong. However, researchers have raised some caution about challenges in implementation.
Blog
Sep 29, 2014
Photo: AJ Batac/flickr

CEO Sleep Out: Charity not change

Molly McCracken
The programs funded through the CEO Sleep Out are worthwhile but only skim the surface of the issue. To address homelessness and poverty in a meaningful way requires systemic change.
News
Apr 15, 2014
Photo: flickr/One Off Man Mental

The problem with homeless counts and M-455

Leilani Farha
Michele Biss
Conservative MP Peter Goldring introduced motion M-455, which seeks to develop a nationally shared definition of homelessness and a common methodology. The only problem is homeless counts don't work.

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