Second Hand Stories

This Oscar®-winning animated short from Chris Landreth is based on the life of Ryan Larkin, a Canadian animator who, 30 years ago, produced some of the most influential animated films of his time. Ryan is living every artist's worst nightmare - having lost his ability to create and succumbing to...
Jennifer’s story was not one she liked to tell. She had fled abuse and the breakdown of her family to live on the streets of Toronto. Street life soon led to drug abuse. As a homeless, heroin-addicted teenager, she had low self-esteem, her skills remained undiscovered and it seemed hopeless to...
Mary and Angie Hurley are mother and daughter. Mary was 15 years old and living on the streets when she became pregnant with Angie. Now, Mary is the Chief Orthopedic Surgeon at Kaiser Fontana, and Angie is the clinic manager for Outside In, a program for youth who are homeless. HRC’s Wendy Grace...
The purpose of this report is to present the perspectives of people who have experienced being without a home so that decision makers can respond to homelessness more effectively. Their voices need to be heard in the policy and program discussions of organizations such as the Greater Vancouver...

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