Online Resources - Homelessness

May 30, 2011
A new HRSDC website, Indicators of Well-being in Canada presents comprehensive, up-to-date information on the well-being of Canadians and Canadian society, including Homeless Shelters and Beds, Low...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Poverty Research, Welfare, General resources, Government information, All of Canada
May 30, 2011
Finding our Way Home was David Chudnovsky's blog on his tour of the province as the NDP MLA BC Critic for Homelessness and Mental Health between 2007 - 2009.
Keywords: Blogs, Homelessness, British Columbia
May 30, 2011
Streams of Justice is a faith-based Vancouver blog with many articles on homelessness, poverty and other social justice issues.
Keywords: Blogs, Homelessness, British Columbia
May 30, 2011
Picture the Homeless is a homeless-led organization in New York that fights for the civil and human rights of homeless people. Picture the Homeless is founded on the principle that in order to...
Keywords: Homelessness, Human Rights, New York, Organizing, Organizations, United States
May 30, 2011
Monarch Housing Associates is a mission driven, results oriented non-profit. Their vision is that every person will have quality affordable, permanent housing that fosters freedom, independence and...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Organizations, United States
May 30, 2011
Formerly Homeless is a blog about the homeless and homelessness in Canada written by a formerly homeless social/community worker.
Keywords: Blogs, Homelessness, British Columbia, All of Canada
May 30, 2011
CERA is one of the nation's leaders in human rights protection in housing.
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, housing discrimination, Human Rights, Organizations, All of Canada
May 30, 2011
The Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE) is an international independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit human rights organisation campaigning for the protection of housing rights and the...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Human Rights, Organizations, International
May 30, 2011
New York Coalition for the Homeless has some resources and research reports on homelessness, including a searchable Resource Guide for food, shelter and services for homeless and low-income New...
Keywords: Homelessness, low-income, New York, Organizations, United States
May 29, 2011
Cathy Crowe has been a street nurse in Toronto for over 15 years. She published a newsletter hoping to report on her activities, create a link to a broader group of individuals who care about these...
Keywords: Blogs, Homelessness, Housing, Ontario
May 29, 2011
The Toronto Disaster Relief Committee has a teaching guide for issues related to homelessness. Topics include an introduction to homelessness, historical and structural issues, poverty, health (...
Keywords: Education, Homelessness, Manuals and guides, Ontario
May 29, 2011
Homeless Nation is a non-profit endeavor founded by Daniel Cross, a documentary filmmaker whose films deal with social justice and Canada's homeless. In the making of his films "The Street" and "S.P....
Keywords: Blogs, Homelessness, Organizing, Multimedia, All of Canada
May 29, 2011
BC 211 is British Columbia's directory of community, social and government services. Available online or by dialling 211, where staff are available 24/7 to assist those looking for services.
Keywords: Children and Youth, Disability, Government Policy, Homelessness, Housing, Indigenous, Legal Aid, Mental Health, Seniors and Elders, Tenants' Rights, Unemployment, Violence, Welfare, Women, British Columbia, Manuals and guides
May 29, 2011
The Real Change News site gives the homeless in Seattle an opportunity to publish their writing and advertise their artwork for sale as well as providing its readers with information on issues...
Keywords: Art and Culture, Homelessness, Seattle, General resources, United States
May 27, 2011
The Metro Vancouver website contains Vancouver's Regional Homelessness Plan, and information bulletins from the steering committee.
Keywords: Government Policy, Homelessness, British Columbia, Government information
May 27, 2011
The Homeless Nation's resource page has a listing of resources available categorized by Province.
Keywords: Homelessness, Gateways, All of Canada
May 27, 2011
The Calgary Street Survival Guide is a publication of The City of Calgary Community & Neighbourhood Services. The Street Survival Guide lists a variety of helpful services available to challenged...
Keywords: Alberta, Homelessness, low income, Manuals and guides
May 27, 2011
The City of Vancouver website has a section on Housing and Homelessness. This section contains information on the City’s housing policy, programs and research.
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, British Columbia, Government information
May 25, 2011
A national charity which works to develop national and local strategies to prevent and end homelessness.
Keywords: Homelessness, Organizations, All of Canada
May 25, 2011
OCAP is a direct-action anti-poverty organization based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They oppose government policy which targets poor and working people.
Keywords: anti-poverty, Homelessness, Organizing, Tenants' Rights, Ontario, Organizations
May 19, 2011
C'est un engagement solidaire dans la lutte contre la pauvreté et ses conséquences. Centraide Quebec is a joint commitment in the fight against the poverty and its consequences.
Keywords: anti-poverty, Homelessness, Seniors and Elders, united way, Women, Organizations, Québec
May 18, 2011
The Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) is a unique community-based program aimed at preventing and reducing homelessness by providing direct support and funding to communities across Canada. HPS...
Keywords: federal government, homeless, Homelessness, Government information, All of Canada
May 18, 2011
CHRA is a national non-profit organization representing those who manage and deliver housing programs in communities across Canada.
Keywords: affordable housing, Homelessness, Housing, national housing strategy, social housing, Organizations, All of Canada
April 14, 2011
Pivot Legal works to advance the interests and improving the lives of marginalized persons through law reform, legal education, and strategic legal action. Pivot’s mandate is to use the law to...
Keywords: child welfare, child welfare, criminalization, criminalization, Downtown Eastside, Downtown Eastside, Homelessness, homelessness, homelessness, Human Rights, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Legal Research, Organizing, policing, policing, sex workers, sex workers, social change, social change, social justice, social justice, Welfare, Women, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives, Organizations, Reports and documents, Research and education, Services
April 11, 2011
The British Columbia Public Interest Advocacy Centre is a non-profit society that advances the interests of groups that are generally unrepresented or underrepresented in issues of major public...
Keywords: consumer advocacy, consumer law, consumer rights, credit, debit, Debt and Consumer Law, Disability, disability rights, factsheets, farmworkers rights, Homelessness, Human Rights, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Legal Research, PLEI, Tenants' Rights, Utilities, Workers' Rights, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs, Organizations, Research and education, Services
March 30, 2011
UNHEARD VOICES was filmed, edited and produced by Mike Yam, and co-produced by Cathy Crowe and Beric German from the Toronto Disaster Relief Committee. It is a film that follows the footsteps and...
Keywords: documentary, homeless people, Homelessness, Toronto, Ontario, Multimedia
March 8, 2011
The Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition facilitates the elimination of poverty in the Yukon through awareness, advocacy and action. Our members are an action-based team who partner with other community...
Keywords: anti-poverty, Disability, food bank, Foodbanks and Food, Homelessness, Housing, Human Rights, Organizing, Poverty Research, services, shelters, Tenants' Rights, Unemployment, Welfare, Organizations, Yukon
December 22, 2010
The Mainlander is a Metro Vancouver online publication dedicated to the coverage of municipal politics, housing and homelessness, policing, arts and culture and more. The Mainlander aims to: provide...
Keywords: Blogs, Government Policy, Homelessness, Housing, Media, online magazine, British Columbia
October 7, 2010
The International Alliance of Inhabitants is a global network of associations and social movements of inhabitants, cooperatives, communities, tenants, house owners, homeless, slum dwellers,...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, housing rights, Campaigns and initiatives, International
June 29, 2010
The Right to Housing Blog documents the Right to Adequate Housing Charter Challenge. The court is being asked to declare that homelessness and inadequate housing violate the Charter of Rights and...
Keywords: Blogs, charter challenge, Homelessness, Housing, right to housing, Campaigns and initiatives, Ontario, All of Canada
June 22, 2010
The Downtown Eastside Neighborhood Council is a representative group of downtown eastside residents who advocate for the needs, interests, and aspirations of our neighbourhood. Issues include First...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Indigenous, Panhandling, Poorbashing, British Columbia, Organizations
March 29, 2010
The City of Prince George's directory of advocacy services.
Keywords: advocacy directory, Debt and Consumer Law, Disability, Homelessness, Housing, Legal Aid, Tenants' Rights, Unemployment, Violence, Welfare, British Columbia, Directories
March 24, 2010
The Greater Vancouver Shelter Society has an updated directory of shelters across the Lower Mainland, as well as documents, fact sheets, and community plans related to homelessness and shelters.
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, shelter directory, shelter list, British Columbia, Directories
February 18, 2010
Homelessness is commonly thought to be an urban issue, a perception that is reinforced by the presence of homeless people on the streets of major cities and in the characterization of homelessness in...
Keywords: Homelessness, Reports and documents, United States
December 16, 2009
Toronto Youth Street Stories (TYSS) grew out of the Youth Pathways Project (YPP) conducted by researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and the University of Toronto. A team of...
Keywords: art, Art and Culture, Children and Youth, Homelessness, stories, street-involved youth, Ontario, Multimedia, Reports and documents
December 15, 2009
Digital Photo Artist and social activist, ex-homeless addict in Toronto explores people and places from a unique perspective emphasizing the lifestyle of those forgotten members of our society whose...
Keywords: Blogs, Homelessness, Ontario
December 9, 2009
By official estimates, three hundred people live and sleep on the streets of Nanaimo, British Columbia. On any given day, a percentage of these people are barred from a 40-block area of the city core...
Keywords: Art and Culture, homelessnes, Homelessness, Nanaimo, poetry, Books, British Columbia
November 18, 2009
Murray Siple's excellent feature-length documentary follows a group of homeless men who have combined bottle picking with the extreme sport of racing shopping carts down the steep hills of North...
Keywords: binners, Disability, film, Homelessness, Media, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Multimedia
November 17, 2009
Local Housing Initiatives Across Canada Map is a initiative of the Wellesley Institute to map housing initiatives across Canada and start a campaign to build a national housing plan from the...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, housing initiatives, mapping, Campaigns and initiatives, All of Canada
November 16, 2009
Dawn to Dawn: Action on Homelessness Society is a volunteer led organization that works to mobilize the Comox Valley community to eliminate homelessness over the next few years. They run the CARE-A-...
Keywords: addictions, at-risk, Health, health, Homelessness, homelessness, Mental Health, mental health, British Columbia, Organizations