moneymaking strategies

Canadian Observatory on Homelessness/Homeless Hub; York University
August 16, 2013
Categories: Ask the Hub

Dear Homeless Hub,
I always hear mixed responses to whether you should give homeless people money on the street. Some say it only fuels addiction. What's the best way in your day to day life to help the homeless?

Alex Flint
Toronto, ON

Dear Alex,

This is a question that I was asked a lot when I was teaching the “Homelessness in Canadian Society” course at Ryerson University. My answer was always the same “It’s your choice, but have the...

Canadian Observatory on Homelessness/Homeless Hub; York University
August 16, 2013

Cher Rond-point,

J'entends toujours des réponses partagées lorsque les gens se demandent si on devrait donner de l'argent aux sans-abri dans la rue. Certains disent que ça ne fait qu'alimenter une toxicomanie. Quelle est la meilleure façon d'aider les sans-abri dans la vie de tous les jours?

Alex Flint
Toronto, Ontario

Cher Alex,

Il s'agit là d'une question qu'on m'a souvent posée lorsque j'enseignais un cours sur l'Itinérance dans...

When you hear the word “homelessness,” what comes to mind? If you are like most people, you probably think of the men who sleep on the hot-air grates in downtown Toronto. That is the image that so often accompanies media stories about homelessness.

Several things about that image hide the reality of homelessness for many Canadians. The first part is the person’s gender and age. There are many homeless women and children too, although in their case it seldom takes the...

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