Building Partnerships For Service Provision To Migrant Sex Workers

Principal Organizations: University of Toronto, Institute for Life Course and Aging Partner Organizations: South Riverdale Community Health Centre (SRCHC); Exotic Dancers Association of Canada (EDAC); Stop the Trafficking Coalition Principal Investigators: Lynn McDonald and Nayalya Timoshkina The RCMP estimates that between 600 and 800 foreign …

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Government programs penalize Ontario's poor

Social programs in Ontario are supposed to help lower-income people in practical ways – with decent-paying jobs, housing, medical help and other necessities. A powerful new research report from social policy expert John Stapleton called “Why is it so tough to get ahead” provides a …

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Homeless for the holidays

With grateful acknowledgement to Clement Clarke Moore, whose poem “Twas the night before Christmas” provided the inspiration for this more contemporary rendering, here is a holiday greeting to one and all:

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New research puts the "social" back in housing

The Canadian Policy Research Networks has just released a series of research reports on social housing covering a wide range of issues that aims to put the “social” back in social housing. Lately, there have been a number of important new housing research projects that …

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Private rental market is failing tenant households

Rents in privately-owned housing are continuing to skyrocket across Canada, according to the latest national rental market survey released today by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. A new affordability index developed by CMHC reveals that more than half the renter households in 11 of Canada’s …

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Remembering the victims of the Rupert fire

Every year, as the holiday season approaches, a group of low-income tenants and housing advocates gather to remember the ten people who died in the Rupert Hotel rooming house fire, and to re-commit themselves to the campaign for safe and affordable homes for all. This …

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