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With contributions from Lesley McMillan, Program Director, A Way Home Canada

I’m excited about this week! Over the course of one week, I not only get to celebrate my birthday, but I also get to help host a group of thoughtful, passionate and determined folks that make up the National Learning Community on Youth Homelessness (LC).

The LC’s annual meeting is happening between May 10 and 12 in...

Homeless Hub
December 09, 2016
Categories: Ask the Hub

“What are the statistics on homelessness and mental health in Toronto?”

This question came to us anonymously through our latest survey.

Over the years, the Homeless Hub blog series has written extensively on the links between mental health and homelessness in Canada, however, we’ve not yet focused on any specific location.  As Canada’s largest and most ethnically diverse city, Toronto has the greatest number of people...

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.

Media Folder: Media Root

The infographic states...

University of Toronto
October 17, 2014
Categories: Ask the Hub

Today, October 17, is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The United Nations has focused this year’s theme on complete eradication of extreme poverty in poor countries of the global South, where—thanks to concerted global efforts led by the UN’s Millennium Development Goals—rates of extreme poverty have been cut in half since 1990.

The same cannot be said for Toronto, where rates of...

Canadian Observatory on Homelessness/Homeless Hub: York University
October 10, 2014
Categories: Ask the Hub

This week, 27 Canadian community foundations released their Vital Signs for 2013/2014. These reports gather statistics on how various communities are faring in key quality-of-life areas, such as housing, economic health, wellness, education and more.

The report on our largest city, Toronto, is particularly noteworthy. While there are plenty of statistics to...

Canadian Observatory on Homelessness/The Homeless Hub
June 25, 2014

As WorldPride 2014 descends upon Toronto this week, the city celebrates the diversity of its own LGBTQ2 communities through a variety of events, parties and parades. WorldPride 2014 also puts a spotlight on Canada’s continued work in human rights, touting Toronto as safe place for LGBTQ2 in “one of the world’s...

Calgary Homeless Foundation
April 07, 2014

On Tuesday, April 8, results of the Mental Health Commission of Canada‘s At Home/Chez Soi homelessness study will be released at an Ottawa press conference. The study followed more than 2,000 participants in five Canadian cities.  All were homeless when the study began. Half of them...

Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association
September 25, 2013

In Toronto, the Street Needs Assessment (SNA) began in 2006 as a form of ‘street census’ to attempt a point in time count to estimate the number of people experiencing homelessness. A second Street Needs Assessment was taken in 2009. The SNA are surveys that are mainly carried out by trained...

We are hiring! If you are an undergrad student at York University with an interest in homeless issues, we may have a position for you. Through the Research At York (RAY) program we’ll be hiring three undergrads to help us with our work. Duties will vary but could include creating films, making infographics, writing blogs, monitoring social media and of course, research on homelessness. Deadline to apply is August 23rd....

The Wellesley Institute
August 07, 2013

Toronto’s homeless population continues to grow, according to the interim findings of the city’s Street Needs Assessment 2013. Toronto reports 5,219 people who were homeless in 2013, up slightly from the 5,169 in 2009 and up 5% from the 4,969 people reported homeless in 2006.

In percentage terms, the biggest increase in homelessness is in violence against women shelters (an increase of 108% since 2006); correctional...

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