Mark your calendars and plan to attend this important event on July 24:
The Centre for Urban and Community Studies at the Cities Centre, University of Toronto will launch its report, Better Off in a Shelter? A Year of Homelessness and Housing for Immigrant, Non-Status, and Canadian-born Mothers. The study—the first of its kind in Canada—followed 91 mothers in homeless shelters over one year as they coped with homelessness and sought new homes for their families. The study’s results reveal the complex causes and effects of homelessness for families with children, and the ways in which these differ between women who are Canadian-born, immigrant women with status, and migrant women without status.
- Thursday, 24 July, 2008
- YWCA Toronto, 80 Woodlawn Ave. E.
- (off Yonge, between Summerhill and St. Clair subway stations)
10:00am: Press Conference
11:00 am – 1:00 pm: Lunch & Learn Panel
Women who participated in the study will be present to speak about the findings. The Lunch and Learn Panel will also include:
- David Hulchanski, Principal Investigator of the study
- Emily Paradis, lead author of the report
- Bernitta Hawkins, Executive Director, Red Door Family Shelter
- Soheila Pashang, Rights of Non-Status Women Network
This discussion will be of interest to service providers, activists, researchers, policy makers, and survivors of homelessness. Lunch will be served.
Space is limited! Please register by July 18.
To register, please contact:
Sheila Batacharya, CUCS, firstname.lastname@example.org, by July 18.
For information, please contact:
Emily Paradis, Research Manager, CUCS at Cities Centre, 416-978-1345, email@example.com