Ontario - Homelessness

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
A Charter challenge case in Ontario alleges that the federal and provincial governments violate the rights of homeless people by failing to implement policies that would eventually eliminate...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Ontario
The TTC’s overnight bus and streetcar service should be free for everyone during extreme cold weather alerts, says a Toronto councillor. Josh Colle, who is a TTC commissioner, brought a motion...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Ontario
Homeless Man Speaks is a thoughtful and sometimes humourous blog of the short conversations that happen between a homeless man, Tony and his friend, Philip, in Toronto. Tony passed away in 2011.
Keywords: Homelessness, Ontario
Representatives of the Cambridge and North Dumfries Social Planning Council provided Cambridge city council with its annual Community Trends Report. At Meals on Wheels the number of subsidized...
Keywords: Foodbanks and Food, Homelessness, Seniors and Elders, Women, Ontario
As many as 80 homeless people in the Waterloo region may be seeking a place to take refuge after one of the sites in the Out of the Cold program closes later this winter. Ray of Hope is renovating...
Keywords: Homelessness, Ontario
The Homeless Hub has released a new report, "Can I See Your ID? The Policing of Youth Homelessness in Toronto" that shows that despite strong evidence that panhandling and squeegeeing have declined...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Homelessness, Ontario
According to the Wellesley Institute, thanks to their quiet efforts as well as other advocates for the city’s homeless, a clause prohibiting “camping,” “dwelling,” and “lodging” on Toronto’s streets...
Keywords: Homelessness, Ontario
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
A coalition of community groups in Toronto has created a website to highlight the issue of housing in the upcoming Ontario provincial election and put pressure on political groups to address it....
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Tenants' Rights, Ontario
This article compares heterosexual and sexual minority street-involved youth across a number of sociodemographic, risk and current mental health, victimization and delinquency measures with a...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Homelessness, LGBTQ, Women, Ontario
In London, Ontario, discharges from psychiatric wards to shelters or NFA occurred 194 times per year. This discovery led to the creation of a pilot project that provided immediate access to a housing...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Mental Health, Ontario
In early 2010, the John Howard Society of Toronto commissioned a cost benefit study and analysis of Transitional Housing and supports (THS) for two types of ex-prisoners moving to the community from...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Ontario
Street Health works to improve the health and well being of homeless and underhoused individuals in southeast Toronto by addressing the social determinants of health through programs, services,...
Keywords: Health, Homelessness, Organizing, Ontario
This is an artists photoblog of homelessness in Toronto.
Keywords: Art and Culture, Homelessness, Ontario
The Alliance to End Homelessness is a coalition of community stakeholders in Ottawa committed to working collaboratively to end homelessness by gaining and promoting a better understanding of...
Keywords: Homelessness, Ontario
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: Homelessness, Housing, Ontario
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, Ontario
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
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