canadian homelessness

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Jan 25, 2019
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.

Homelessness requires a state-of-emergency response

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.
Columnists
Aug 14, 2018
 Calgary Housing Action Initiative housing march. Photo: Grant Neufeld/Flickr

Why are people destitute in Canada?

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.
Blog
Mar 20, 2018
Street in Calgary. Photo: Brian Burke/flickr

Homelessness and employment: The case of Calgary

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.
Photos
Dec 21, 2017
Photo courtesy of Gaetan Heroux

The shame of Toronto's homelessness crisis

Gaetan Heroux
Hidden behind the doors of All Saints Church is the long history of the abandonment of Toronto’s poor by all three levels of government

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