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Spring time is here, and that means it's time to trade in the sweat pants and Netflix binges for some other hobbies. From reading new books to DIY projects, gardening and meditation, there's tons of...
"Come on, you know that these are all drug addicts and drunks."
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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!"
How is it that we become outraged by one tweet from a celebrity and not by any number of grave issues and epidemics facing society as a whole? After all, there is certainly no shortage of worthwhile causes to support. One issue that's certainly got my attention is youth homelessness in Canada.
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An innovative bus bench campaign designed to give homeless people some dignity has thrust a Canadian ad firm into the international spotlight. Last fall, Spring Advertising used five transit benches i...
WINNIPEG - A new study has found that giving homeless people a place to live first, then offering services for other issues such as mental illness and addictions, helps them become self-sufficient.The...
This past Father's Day our family chose to spend Sunday as volunteers with the Jewish humanitarian relief organization Evangel Hall in downtown Toronto serving meals to the homeless. It was an experience we will not soon forget.