Homeless Canada

Ontario Library Bans 'Lingering Aimlessly,' 'Offensive Odours'

CP | Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.28.2017 | Canada

One group says the rules target homeless and poor people.

UN Warns Of ‘Persistent Housing Crisis' In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.08.2016 | Canada Business

Housing affordability is reaching critical levels in some parts of the country.

Joshua Ostroff

There's A Solution For Mental Health Homelessness In Canada. And It's Cheaper Than Doing Nothing

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 01.27.2016 | Canada Living

"They understand you, they help you. I feel safe living here."

Grace | Posted 07.10.2016 | Canada Impact

I've become used to not working like I became used to not being able to afford and wear perfume. When I told someone that I'd hit bottom, he responded, "Then the only way is up!" So I'm digging my way back. In one way homelessness has liberated me and reawakened me to what I most love doing. Since I don't have four walls of my own, a spouse or dependents, the world really is my oyster. Stripped of the old predictable life and strait jacket, it's on to the new creative way of living. As the saying goes, "No risk! No reward!"

Campaign Sets Out To House 20,000 People Across Canada In 3 Years

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada Impact

As many as 30,000 Canadians spend every night without a place to call home.

From Burnings To Beatings, Homeless People Face Violence On The Streets

CP | Michael Tutton, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.26.2015 | Canada Politics

Tyler Dunlop says his moment of terror came after he passed out in the back parking lot of a building in Edson, Alta.The 30-year-old homeless man says...

Nearly A Quarter Of Homeless Youth Back On Street Within Year

CBC | Posted 11.30.2014 | Canada Impact

Roughly a quarter of homeless youth who manage to get off the streets end up returning to homelessness within a year, according to research by the Uni...

Why You Shouldn't Tell The Homeless To 'Get A Job'

Angelina Chapin | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada Impact
Angelina Chapin

Humans excel at making assumptions about situations we don't understand. Almost a quarter of Canadians think homeless people are to blame for their circumstances and almost a fifth think their tragic flaw is laziness. You might think this yourself. But what if I told you that many people become homeless for the same reason Sidney Crosby was sidelined from the NHL? A recent study by St. Michael's Hospital found that almost half of homeless men suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and that 87 per cent of those injuries happened before the men lost their homes.

Winning The Fight Against Homelessness?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada

OTTAWA - Cities across the country are seeing their homeless populations shrink thanks to efforts by the federal government and its partners to provid...

Homelessness In This City Must Be Addressed Immediately

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.14.2013 | Canada Alberta

REGINA - An Albertan who is helping lead the charge to eliminate homelessness in Calgary is imploring Regina to take action before the cost of doing s...

Canada's Emergency Shelters Open

CBC | Posted 03.01.2013 | Canada British Columbia

As the temperature drops in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver's emergency shelters will be open again tonight to provide a safe space for the homeless. ...

WATCH: In the Kitchen with Mr. MadDogg

NFB | Oisin Curran | Posted 12.03.2012 | Canada British Columbia

From the NFB, Here At Home is an interactive documentary offering a look inside At Home, a radical experiment to end chronic homelessness. Led by the ...

Canada's Housing Crisis Goes Beyond Attawapiskat

Rob Rainer | Posted 03.04.2012 | Canada Politics
Rob Rainer

Housing is increasingly unaffordable for many. Federal support for housing has plummeted and could decrease further in an era of so-called fiscal restraint. The numbers point to more and more households unable to meet, or at risk of not meeting, basic needs including housing. Something's gotta give.

P.E.I. Church Issues Gift Guide For Homeless

CBC | Posted 01.07.2012 | Canada Business

A Charlottetown church is working with Grandmother's House women's shelter to make a few people's Christmases happier. Calvary Church has ...