Precarious housing

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.

Family violence and homelessness: a review of the literature

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English
Translated Title: 
Violence familiale et itinérance : analyse documentaire
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Online
Author: 
Sylvia Novac
Publisher: 
National Clearinghouse on Family Violence, Family Violence Prevention Unit, Public Health Agency of Canada
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

An analysis of the evidence that establishes the links between family violence and homelessness or precarious housing situations for women.

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Available online.
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 978-0-662-45154-9
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Portland Hotel Society

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Organization Type: 
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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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
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

Domestic violence relief fund

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English
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Online
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The Community Housing Land Trust Foundation

A manual for housing co-ops in BC to learn how they can welcome women who are victims of violence into their co-ops.

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Available online.

Women’s Housing Equality Network

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All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Advocacy

A national organization working on women's housing issues in Canada. Includes representatives from every province and territory. WHEN has been working since 2003 to improve poor women's housing conditions across the country.  WHEN aims to put women's housing and homelessness issues on political, legal and policy agendas across Canada. Using a human rights framework, they  advocate for policies and programs that will improve women's access to housing that is safe, secure, stable and affordable.

Primary Telephone: 
613.233.8618
Email Address: 
nwg@equalityrights.org
Fax Number: 
416.352.5507
Street Address: 
200 Maclaren Street
City: 
Ottawa
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K2P 0L6
Country: 
Canada

Trans-Canada homelessness highway: a women's route map

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
Women’s Housing Equality Network
Publication Date: 
2008

Map of Canada that provides detailed information about the “routes” to women's homelessness, including federal, provincial and territorial policies that contribute to homelessness, and the policy changes that are needed to ensure women have access to housing that is adequate, affordable, safe and secure.

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Available online.

Precarious housing in Canada

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English
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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.
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