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.

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Cathy Crowe
Sep 24, 2014
Photo: flickr/Olivia Chow

Why I will vote for Olivia Chow

Cathy Crowe
Olivia Chow is an important community-builder in Toronto and we need her strengths more than ever says Cathy Crowe.
Jan 27, 2014
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A tale of two Toronto warming centres

Cathy Crowe
With the extreme weather in Eastern Canada, warming shelters were erected for the ice storm and for the continued cold. The ice storm centres were impressive, the others, seriously lacking.
Book Review
Aug 15, 2007
 Dying for a Home: Homeless Activists Speak Out

Street smart

Cathy Crowe
I used to call homelessness our dirty little secret, but itâe(TM)s not so secret anymore, is it? This is the Canadian experience that tourist books donâe(TM)t mention, but tourists still se


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