Lack of Safety in Homeless Shelters

Content by Marco Hidalgo Romero – 3rd-year student in the Computer Science Program at Sheridan College. Introduction I started working in the Ripples of Kindness program one month before COVID-19 had turned into a worldwide pandemic. During that time, we were more easily able to interact with the homeless people coming for food at Paroisse du Sacre-Coeur Church in Toronto. One in particular mentioned how … Continue reading Lack of Safety in Homeless Shelters

Ian De Jong – Homelessness is the great tip of the iceberg of social structural distress

‘Homelessness is the great tip of the iceberg of social structural distress.’http://www.wildculture.com/article/book-ending-homelessness/1823 On ‘The Book on Ending Homelessness’  – by Iain De Jong Freisen Press, 240 pages, published Nov 24, 2019 Review by Melinda Cheevers  “The only known cure for homelessness is housing,” said the Ontario-based researcher and professor. “That’s it. Homelessness is binary; you’re either housed or not housed. There’s nothing in between.” De … Continue reading Ian De Jong – Homelessness is the great tip of the iceberg of social structural distress

Homelessness

About 235,000 Canadians experience homelessness each year, and the amount of homeless people, as well as the duration they spend being homeless, continues rising. A simple definition for homelessness is the state of not having a place to live. However, homelessness can also be defined by social exclusionary factors that increase poverty, limit opportunities, and create barriers for these people to fully participate in society. … Continue reading Homelessness

Canada’s Housing Affordability Crisis

For people on low incomes, Canada’s rental housing market is in crisis.Rents have been escalating in many cities, and high rent increases are being demanded by many property owners. As well, the high number of Airbnb units has greatly reduced the number of rental units available; and many rooming houses have been displaced by new condo developments. In Toronto alone, there are over 100,000 individuals … Continue reading Canada’s Housing Affordability Crisis