Homeless people

Homeless people

In from the margins: a call to action on poverty, housing and homelessness

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Pauvreté, logement, itinérance : les trois fronts de la lutte contre l’exclusion
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Online
Author: 
The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology
Publisher: 
Parliament of Canada
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Ottawa ON

Senate report based on the testimony from a myriad of expert witnesses, site visits, roundtables and from those living in poverty and homelessness. Concludes that "far too many Canadians living in cities live below any measure of the poverty line; that too many people struggle to find and maintain affordable housing; and that an increasing number of Canadians are homeless". Finds that despite the thoughtful efforts and many promising practices of governments’, the private sector, and community organizations, that are helping many Canadians, the system that is intended to lift people out of poverty is substantially broken, often entraps people in poverty, and needs an overhaul. Includes 72 recommendations for action on poverty and homelessness.

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Available online.
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Includes bibliographical references.

Count us in! Inclusion and homeless women in downtown east Toronto

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English
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Ontario Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Describes many of the barriers homeless and underhoused women face, and highlights their solutions for making health and social services more inclusive.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Shared learnings on homelessness: programs, resources, and community solutions

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Raising the Roof
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Presents a web site with practical tools, resources and information sharing for frontline staff, managers and volunteers working to address the problem of homelessness in their communities.

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Raising the Roof

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Français
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Advocacy

Forms an organization that works to build awareness about homelessness and what can be done and raise funds for community groups working to alleviate homelessness.

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416-481-1838
Email Address: 
info@raisingtheroof.org
Fax Number: 
416-481-1872
Street Address: 
200-263 Eglinton Ave W
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Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M4R 1B1

Hammer and nails project: women and housing issues: action research report

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English
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Author: 
Jane Robinson
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St. John's Status of Women Council
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
St. John's, NL

Examines gender issues of low income women looking for safe and secure housing in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

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Includes bibliographical references.

The invisible, visible homelessness in a rural BC community

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Carol Seychuk
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Aware: The Newsletter of the BC Institute Against Family Violence
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Examines contributing factors to homelessness in the Smithers, BC area, as well as barriers to overcoming the problem of homelessness. Also looks at which groups make up the homeless, including women, youth and First Nations persons.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Family violence and homelessness: an Aboriginal woman's perspective

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English
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Author: 
Charlotte Mearns
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Aware: The Newsletter of the BC Institute Against Family Violence
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Argues that an examination of the direct correlation between family violence and the varying degrees of homelessness among Aboriginal peoples is missing.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Relationships between family violence and homelessness: causes and consequences across the lifespan

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Henry C. Hightower
Jill Hightower
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Aware: The Newsletter of the BC Institute Against Family Violence
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Examines the relationships between abuse and homelessness at different stages of life. Argues that homelessness and family violence are related in many ways-each can be a cause of the other, and each can be a consequence of the other.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Running for their lives: the impact of family violence on youth homelessness

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English
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Author: 
Anna McCormick
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Aware: The Newsletter of the BC Institute Against Family Violence
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Argues that family violence, physical/sexual abuse, neglect, parental control, conflictual parent-child relationships, fear of the parent, and perceived parental indifference are the leading causes of young people’s decisions to leave home. Looks at coping and subsistence strategies, including violence, substance abuse, prostitution and suicide.

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Includes bibliographical references.

The relations between homelessness & health in Canada: research lessons and priorities

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English
Author: 
C. James Frankish
Stephen W. Hwang
Darryl Quantz
Publisher: 
Institute of Gender and Health
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Edmonton, AB

Reviews the vulnerabilities and health issues (physical and mental) associated with homelessness. Identifies research gaps and opportunities and strategic directions.

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HEAS.R43 2004
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Chapter in "Reducing health disparities and promoting equity for vulnerable populations international think tank: synthesis papers." Includes bibliographical references.
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