Homeless Canada

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

Angelina Chapin | Posted 08.03.2014 | 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. Calvar...