Homelessness

North Coast Transition Society

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All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Community education/development
Advocacy
Support group/peer support

The Hope Haven Transition House Society is a feminist organization committed to addressing family violence with and on behalf of our community. Dedicated to the empowerment of women and children. They provide safe, secure, and confidential refuge to women and children. They advocate social changes towards a non-violent society.  They provide and promote community awareness and education on violence against women and children and they provide ongoing support for women and their children to make independent decisions about their future.  These services shall be provided regardless of religion, race, colour, ethnic background, language, martial status, disability, class, sexual orientation. They do not charge fees for services provided.

Primary Telephone: 
250-627-8959
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
nctspr@gmail.com
Fax Number: 
250-624-3919
Addt'l Street Address: 
PO Box 907
City: 
Prince Rupert
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V8J 4B7

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

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English
Translated Title: 
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.
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Portland Hotel Society

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NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy
Housing

Housing project in Vancouver for homeless women and men. Promotes, develops and maintains supportive affordable housing for adult individuals who are hard to house and at risk of homelessness due to their physical and/or mental health, behaviour, substance dependencies, and forensic history

Primary Telephone: 
604-683-0073
Fax Number: 
604-683-6653
Street Address: 
20 West Hastings Street
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V6B 1G6
Country: 
Canada

Co-operative Housing Federation of BC

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Information provision and referral
Research
Community education/development
Advocacy
Housing

A co-operative association made up of member housing co-ops and related organizations, in British Columbia.

Primary Telephone: 
604.879.5111
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
info@chf.bc.ca
Fax Number: 
604.879.4611
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1.866.879.4611
Street Address: 
200-5550 Fraser Street
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V5W 2Z4
Country: 
Canada

Winnipeg street health report 2011

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English
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Suzanne Gessler
Christina Maes
Publisher: 
Main Street Project
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Presents the results of a 2010 survey on the physical and mental health status of 300 homeless people in Winnipeg. Found that women have quite different health care needs than men. For example, 15% had given birth while homeless, almost half of the women were victims of sexual assault, and 25% of the women had not had a Pap test in three years.

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Available online.
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Homelessness, housing, and harm reduction: stable housing for homeless people with substance use issues

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English
Translated Title: 
Itinérance, logement et réduction des méfaits : logements stables pour les sans-abri toxicomanes
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Online
Author: 
Deborah Kraus
Luba Serge
Michael Goldberg
Publisher: 
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Publication Date: 
2005

An investigation of innovative housing programs in Canada and throughout the world that best help women and men who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and who have issues associated with substance use.

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Available online.
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0-662-43687-3
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Precarious housing in Canada

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Wellesley Institute
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Research and policy report with a gender analysis that sets out a pragmatic, five-point plan for improving the health of the millions of Canadians who are living in substandard, over-crowded and unaffordable homes – plus those who are living without any housing at all.

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Order Information: 
Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online.
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Immigrant women, family violence, and pathways out of homelessness

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English
Owning Org: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
W.E. Thurston
D. Este
T. Gordey
M. Haworth-Brockman
L. McCoy
R. Rapaport Beck
C. Saulnier
J. Smith
L. Carruthers
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
May 2006

This report states that there has been little investigation into the connections between family violence, immigration, and homelessness of women. Abused immigrant women and Canadian-born women face similar barriers to independent living; however, the migration process can present additional challenges for immigrant women. For abused immigrant women, homelessness is often cyclical and compounded by a range of factors; ability to speak English , knowledge of Canadian systems, cultural background, and family structure all profoundly affect the immigrant woman’s experience of the pathways into and out of homelessness. In order to prevent homelessness and to plan programs and policies for populations, theoretical models that address key solutions and acknowledge critical temporal factors are required.

The report was prepared for the National Secretariat on Homelessness and eceived funding from the National Research Program of the National Homelessness Initiative and the Prairie Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Integration (PCERII).

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Available online only.

YWCA of Saskatoon

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Primary Telephone: 
306-244-0944
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
info@ywcasaskatoon.com
Fax Number: 
306-653-2468
Street Address: 
510-25th St E
City: 
Saskatoon
Province: 
Saskatchewan
Postal/ZIP Code: 
S7K 4A7
Internal Notes : 
Updated December 2011
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