Julio LÃ³pez Saguar via Getty Images
Wendell (Woody) Cormier, a paranoid schizophrenic homeless man from Toronto, got up to the microphone last Thursday and told the audience bluntly, "If you force a man to stay outside and freeze to death, and then blame the cold; it's like making a man walk the plank and blaming the water for him drowning."
hikrcn via Getty Images
The cure for chronic homelessness is so obvious, you almost don't want to say it out loud.
Alex Wichman via Getty Images
"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."
WILLIAM WEST via Getty Images
Mayor Ted Clugston of Medicine Hat, Alberta has become the reluctant spokesperson for a controversial approach to reducing homelessness. Reluctant because just a few years ago, he opposed the initiative. Sometime in 2015, Medicine Hat will become the first municipality in Canada to eradicate homelessness.
Shelters and soup kitchens haven't demonstrated an ability to provide long term solutions for the majority of chronically homeless people. They should be an integral part of alleviating homelessness, but they don't have the financial capacity to solve the problem on their own. Moreover, it isn't fair to let City residents bear the entire cost.
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 report warns against what it calls the "Housing Fi...
The saga of the proposed supportive housing complex in Edmonton's suburban Terwillegar Towne continues. On both sides of the issue, Terwillegar Towne residents are really rolling up their sleeves and...
Something largely overlooked by wide media coverage of the federal government's Economic Action Plan 2013 was that it marked a significant change in the way we will tackle homelessness in this country. The policy lens dramatically shifts from supports for "helping the homeless" to "ending homelessness."
"I come here more as an imposter than a role model, I've not accepted my share of the burden, and that's going to change starting right now." The above quote is from Frank McKenna, as he addressed the...
OTTAWA - Canada should not limit its new approach to homelessness to only people with mental illness or those who are perpetually on the streets, says a group of top U.S. experts with 10 years of expe...