Canada-wide - Homelessness

Yesterday the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that a Charter challenge holding governments responsible for the crisis in affordable housing and homelessness will never be heard in Canadian courts....
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, All of Canada
This map from the Wellesley Institute includes information about housing initiatives across Canada, including resources for seniors, Indigenous communities and women.
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, All of Canada
What would happen if housing were enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms? Yutaka Dirks gives an inside account of the radical new fight to end homelessness in an article in This...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Ontario, All of Canada
Art from the Streets is a documentary which tells the story of a program for homeless people who are given the opportunity to produce art. The volunteer program established in Austin, Texas in 1991...
Keywords: Art and Culture, Homelessness, All of Canada, International, United States
The Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) is a community-based program aimed at preventing and reducing homelessness by providing direct support and funding to 61 designated communities across...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, housing funding, All of Canada
Throughout the winter and spring of 2013, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) conducted wide-ranging consultations to gather input on Canadians’ views on the social determinants of health. Public...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Disability, Foodbanks and Food, Homelessness, Mental Health, Poverty Research, Welfare, All of Canada
This study on the Homeless Hub builds upon the findings of several recent participatory projects in Canada which women facing homelessness have taken the lead and voiced their knowledge about the...
Keywords: Homelessness, Women, All of Canada
The topic of Homeless Hub's latest newsletter is the affect social profiling has on the homeless, Social profiling refers to the use of a person's social status (in this case, their homelessness) by...
Keywords: Homelessness, Human Rights, Poorbashing, All of Canada
Check out the interactive web documentary, "At Home: In search of the real cost of homelessness," on the National Film Board of Canada website that explores the At Home/Chez Soi project across Canada...
Keywords: Homelessness, All of Canada
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth are overrepresented in the homeless youth population. It has been estimated that approximately 25-40% of homeless...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Homelessness, LGBTQ, All of Canada
The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness has been formed to create a national movement to end homelessness in Canada from the community up.
Keywords: Homelessness, All of Canada
A new national movement to end homelessness was launched last week to end homelessness in ten years. The mission of the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness is to create a national movement to...
Keywords: Homelessness, All of Canada
Women sleep on the streets of our major cities, a virtual guarantee of experiencing sexual assault. Women trade survival sex with men for a place to crash for the night. Teenage girls, fleeing sexual...
Keywords: Homelessness, Women, All of Canada
From PeacockPoverty: PeacockPoverty is a collection of individuals with an experience of poverty who join together to share knowledge, strength, talent and wisdom with each other and our friends....
Keywords: Homelessness, Human Rights, Media, Organizing, Poverty Research, Unemployment, Welfare, All of Canada, International
Recently, Mark Horvath, the blogger/filmmaker behind invisiblepeople.tv, visited Toronto to document the lives of its homeless residents. Mark usually resides in Los Angeles, but he left California...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Tenants' Rights, Ontario, All of Canada, International
Poverty in Canada has been updated by author Dennis Raphael. With the original foreword by Jack Layton and an updated foreword by Rob Rainer, the book's second edition contains new data and a new...
Keywords: Homelessness, Human Rights, Poverty Research, All of Canada
Compared to the Canadian-born, immigrants are under-represented among Canada’s homeless population, when their decline in economic wellbeing is considered alongside their relative absence in homeless...
Keywords: hidden homelessness, Homelessness, Immigrants and Refugees, immigration, residential crowding, All of Canada
The National Homelessness Conference, Growing Home: Housing and Homelessness in Canada, the second national conference on homelessness, was held in Calgary, Alberta from February 18 to 20, 2009.
Keywords: Homelessness, All of Canada
Challenging the Commonplace is a blog by two social researchers with stories on a variety of issues including poverty and homelessness.
Keywords: Homelessness, Media, All of Canada
Most often, because we don't see them on the street, they're out of sight and out of mind. Raising the Roof, Canada's national charity dedicated to preventing and reducing homelessness, has launched...
Keywords: Homelessness, All of Canada