poverty

York University; Canadian Observatory on Homelessness
March 20, 2017
Categories: Topics

It’s hard to believe that in a country as prosperous as Canada, homelessness is such a widely pervasive issue. On any given night, 35,000 Canadians are homeless and at least 235,000 people experience homelessness in a year. For some, this reality is often difficult to rationalize. Because we live in a prosperous country (ranking #9 on the UN’s Human Development Index) and due to...

Calgary Homeless Foundation
February 15, 2017

To understand homelessness in Canada, it’s important to understand the relationship between poverty and homelessness. Poverty is not always about homelessness, but homelessness is embedded in poverty. Reducing poverty impacts homelessness, always.

Days after the 2015 federal election, a Globe and Mail opinion piece ...

York University; Canadian Observatory on Homelessness
October 31, 2016
Categories: Topics

“... Poverty does not just mean financial insecurity, but rather it refers to the “chronic deprivation of the resources, capabilities, choices, security and power necessary for the enjoyment of an adequate standard of living.” - Canada without Poverty

Today marks the first day of Living Wage Week, an initiative by ...

Calgary Homeless Foundation
November 12, 2015

Le 4 novembre, j’ai fait une présentation sur la politique du logement au Canada, lors de la Conférence nationale pour mettre fin à l’itinérance. Ma présentation (qui a porté sur l’histoire sociale canadienne avant 1964) illustrée de diapositives, peut être téléchargée ici.

Voici cinq choses à savoir sur l’...

Calgary Homeless Foundation
November 12, 2015

On November 4, I gave a historical presentation on Canadian housing policy at the annual conference of the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness. My slide presentation, which focused on pre-1964 Canadian social history, can be downloaded here.

Here are five things to know about pre-1964 history that set the tone...

York University; Canadian Observatory on Homelessness/Homeless Hub
October 14, 2015

This week’s infographic, published by the City of Toronto, takes a look at the need for a poverty reduction strategy in Canada’s largest city.

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The infographic states...

York University; Canadian Observatory on Homelessness/Homeless Hub
September 30, 2015

Across Canada, there is growing awareness about the need for provincial governments to step up in the fight against poverty. This week’s infographic takes a look at poverty costs in Canada. The infographic was produced by Vibrant Communities Calgary and the Action to End Poverty in Alberta and draws data from a 2012...

York University; Canadian Observatory on Homelessness/Homeless Hub
July 08, 2015

The infographic below, produced by the United Way, takes a look at some facts about poverty in Calgary.

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An astounding 1 in 10 Calgarians live in poverty. Accordingly, many Calgarians rely on government assistance to help them...

York University; Canadian Observatory on Homelessness/Homeless Hub
June 10, 2015

Poverty and poor health outcomes are inextricably linked. The below infographic, published by the Evidence Network, takes a look at the prevalence of poor social and economic conditions in Canada, and the impact that these conditions have on health.

The infographic, sourcing figures obtained from a Homeless Hub report...

York University; Canadian Observatory on Homelessness/Homeless Hub
May 27, 2015

The term “living wage” refers to wages that are high enough to maintain a normal standard of living. Minimum wages across the country, as they stand, are not living wages. There is an ongoing myth that individuals working in minimum wage jobs are teenagers and earning extra money for pocket change. The below...

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