“Affordable housing in Canada is in crisis and the federal government’s long-term cuts to housing investments continue to make a bad situation worse.” That’s the dire warning in the housing chapter of the 2012 Alternative Federal Budget (AFB) from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, released on Thursday. The termination of the short-term housing spending from […]
Affordable Housing & Homelessness
A detailed plan to create a long-overdue national housing plan for Canada was introduced in the House of Commons on Thursday. The Wellesley Institute’s Michael Shapcott joined other national housing leaders, along with MPs Marie-Claude Morin and Andrew Cash, for the introduction of the draft legislation, which is called Bill C-400, An Act to Secure […]
Lorna Dueck, host of the show Context, invited Michael Shapcott, director of Housing at the Wellesley Institute, to talk about homelessness in Canada.
The 2011 federal budget – released earlier this afternoon – does nothing to reverse the two decades of erosion in federal affordable housing investments (as set out in the Wellesley Institute’s Precarious Housing in Canada 2010).
The final report for Coming Together Project shares the voices and insights of women and transwomen with experiences of homelessness. This report expands on an earlier community report on a Community-Based Research project using staged photography.
Adults with serious mental health problems require many supports to help them function at their best and enjoy a decent quality of life. Crucial to the recovery of this population is access to stable, supportive housing. Habitat Services, a non-profit community mental health agency, funds and monitors private sector boarding home accommodations and provides on-site housing […]
Recognizing and Supporting Resilience Principal Organization: Faculty of Community Services at Ryerson University Author: Elizabeth McCay, RN, Ph.D Investigators: Elizabeth McCay, RN, Ph.D; John Langley, MD, FRCP (c); Heather Beanlands, RN, Ph.D; Linda Cooper, RN, Ph.D; Karen Bach, BA, MPsych; Colin Dart, MPsych; Carol Howes, MSW; Susan Miner, Social Services (Dip); Patricia Robinson, RN, C.B.S. […]
Principal Organizations: University of Toronto Partner Organizations: Toronto Branch ,Canadian Mental Health Association Principal Investigator(s): Bonnie Kirsh, PhD Critical Characteristics of Supported Housing: Findings from the Literature, Residents, and Service Providers lays the foundation for the development of principles that can be used to guide Supported Housing programming and that can continue to be examined in […]
This new research explores alternatives to shared housing as a transitional strategy for Toronto’s chronically homeless population, and exposes a fragmented and confusing system that lacks a focus in developing long term, sustainable strategies for integration into the community. Jacques Tremblay demonstrates homelessness as a health and housing problem, and calls for inter-agency cooperation and […]
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Principal Organizations: The 519 Church Street Community Centre (Trans Shelter Access Project) Partner Organizations: York University, Department of Political Science, Turning Point Youth Services, Ryerson University, School of Social Work, Native Men’s Residence, Fred Victor Centre, Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter, City of Toronto, 2-Spirited People of the First Nations Principal Investigator: Kyle Scanlon The Trans Programme […]