Housing

February 17, 2007
According to research done by the PIVOT Legal Society (Link removed - No longer exists) and the Carnegie Community Action Project, one in five open lodging house rooms in Vancouver have been sold or...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Housing, News, Organizing, British Columbia
January 7, 2007
In November, women who use the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre (DEWC) asked the centre to be remain open after regular hours and act as a shelter for homeless women. With the help of volunteers, the...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Housing, Indigenous, News, Organizing, Women, British Columbia
January 6, 2007
Government officials in Victora traditionally host a New Year's Levee when the public are invited into the main government building for food and beverages. For the past nine years, poor people and...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Housing, News, Organizing, British Columbia
January 6, 2007
Vancouver mayor, Sam Sullivan, has launched the Project Civil City (Link removed - No longer exists) to address "public disorder." According to the mayor the goals of the project are to eliminate...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Housing, News, Panhandling, Poorbashing, British Columbia
November 18, 2006
The Anti-Poverty Committee and their supporters have launched a housing campaign to force all levels of government to deal with the growing homelessness crisis in Vancouver. Over the past month, APC...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Housing, News, Organizing, British Columbia
November 15, 2006
On the National Day to End Homelessness, the Victoria Ad Hoc Committee to End Homelessness and the Community Solidarity Coalition helped support a squat in an abandoned building in downtown Victoria...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Housing, News, Organizing, British Columbia
October 9, 2006
The Save Low Income Housing Coalition (SLIHC) is a coalition working to save low-income housing units in the Greater Vancouver Area and to raise the rates of shelter allowance for income assistance...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Housing, News, Organizing, British Columbia
September 4, 2006
Not only is Canada's federal government failing in its obligations to ensure that Canadians have access to the human right to adequate housing, according to a decision of the UN Committee on Economic...
Keywords: Article , Housing, Human Rights, News, All of Canada
July 13, 2006
Many families are moving to Calgary to take part in the city's economic boom. However, although many of these people could be easily employed, they cannot find anywhere to live. The city wasn't...
Keywords: Article , Alberta, Housing, News
July 6, 2006
A women's activist group in Regina has been trying to get a transition housing shelter for women established. The director of this group says that although Regina does have some battered women's...
Keywords: Article , Housing, News, Women, Saskatchewan
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