Homelessness Canada

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."

Joshua Ostroff

We Could End Homelessness In Canada. But It'll Cost You $46

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 08.24.2015 | Canada Impact

"It wasn't like one day I woke up and I was homeless. Every year things just got tighter and tighter, it was just that one more step down the ladder."

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.

When Canada's Homeless Read 'Mean Tweets,' There's Nothing To Laugh About

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 04.01.2015 | Canada Impact

A new take on the very popular YouTube series.

Charges Withdrawn Against Homeless Woman Who Built Cabin

CBC | Posted 03.20.2015 | Canada Impact

Darlene Necan, a homeless woman from northern Ontario, plans to move into the cabin she built herself after the provincial government withdrew its...

2 Plead Guilty To Murder For Setting Homeless Man On Fire

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.23.2015 | Canada

KENTVILLE, N.S. - Two Nova Scotia men who doused a homeless man with gas and set him on fire with a cigarette lighter while he was sleeping in a bus s...

Top Toronto Execs Spend Night On Streets To Raise Money For Homeless

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.21.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Seventy-one business and community leaders in Toronto braved a wind chill of minus-18 overnight to sleep on the street to raise money for ho...

An Extra $46 A Year Per Canadian Could Make Homelessness Virtually Disappear

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.28.2014 | Canada

OTTAWA - Spending an extra $46 per Canadian a year on affordable housing could dramatically reduce homelessness, a new research report concludes.Exist...

Money Spent on Homelessness Research Is Better Spent Housing People

Marvin Ross | Posted 10.05.2014 | Canada Impact
Marvin Ross

The Mental Health Commission of Canada got $110 million from Health Canada for a homelessness study conducted in five cities. While I am all in favour of research, I have to wonder if this project was necessary. This research has already been done in other countries. How many times do you have to replicate a study before you accept the results? This is more money spent on research and not on housing and treating the most vulnerable in our society.

Giving Homeless People With Mental Illness A Place To Live Works: Study

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.20.2014 | Canada Impact

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...

'Housing First' Programs May Put Homeless Youth Last: Report

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.21.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A new report says the success of so-called "Housing First" programs could have a limited impact on young Canadians living on the streets.The ...

Some GOOD News For Tories

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government is getting high marks from a non-profit group that fights homelessness, as an estimated 30,000 people sleep on Ca...

How Should We Deal With Homeless Camps in Abbotsford?

Ward Draper | Posted 10.01.2013 | Canada Impact
Ward Draper

Little to no remedies or solutions for the residents of Abbotsford at the very bottom our city's ladder have been realized or developed. The proposed solutions, the reports, and dialogue regarding the most marginalized continually seems to fall on deaf ears. It is not easy, but it is imperative that real hard actions be taken.

Why Guaranteeing the Poor an Income Will Save Us All In the End

Hugh Segal | Posted 06.08.2013 | Canada Business
Hugh Segal

The wrong approach to poverty reduction is to ignore the problem, letting the ideological conceit that a rising tide lifts all boats obscure the hard reality that many Canadians have no boat -- or access to anyone who has ever had a boat. The answer is automatic top-ups for those who fall beneath the poverty line.

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. ...

What's Cheaper? Giving Homeless Person Shelter Or Services?

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.24.2012 | Canada Impact

OTTAWA - A new study says there's a consensus forming on how to fix one of the most stubborn social problems: homelessness.The study by Stephen Gaetz,...

Canada's Food Banks See Recession-Level Demand

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.31.2011 | Canada

OTTAWA - The number of people using food banks in Canada remains near record highs, two years after the end of the last recession.The annual study don...

Poverty Prevention Could Save Billions, Agency Says

CP | Posted 11.28.2011 | Canada Business

The federal government could save billions of dollars if it tackled the roots of poverty, says a new report from a government advisory body. The re...