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Can we please stop referring to Victoria's homeless population as "those people?" Community advocate Rose Henry's suggestion was one of many inspiring, applause-inducing moments as the Youth Action for Homelessness's Video Showcase Event unspooled at Cinecenta. "As soon as we [accept] that these are our brothers and sisters, then we can make...
Homeless activist Hannah Taylor told student teachers at the WestCAST 2011 education conference that age shouldn't affect a person's willingness to help another person. "So many people, especially children, want to make a difference, but they don't know how to," Taylor said. "They don't believe enough in themselves that they can. One of the...
Schools across the city took over subway stations on Feb. 11, singing, dancing and collecting TTC tokens for Toronto’s Tokens4Change event. Tokens were collected for Youth Without Shelter to help homeless youth get around the city for school, doctor appointments and job interviews. “One third of youth are homeless and people don’t realize it,”...
Karson Simpson has never been homeless, nor does she know anyone who has been homeless. But as an avid reader with an empathetic heart, the 11-year-old Guelph girl imagined what life might be like if she didn’t have a home. Her essay entitled Hope won the national “Meaning of Home” contest sponsored by Genworth Financial.  As first prize winner,...
They may not have homes, but most have families they love and miss.  Homeless people in the Tri-Cities had an opportunity to send Christmas cards to long-lost loved ones last week, thanks to the volunteer efforts of local students.  Through Project HELLO -- which stands for Helping Everyone Locate Loved Ones -- a group of Dr. Charles Best...
In five gritty skits they wrote themselves that will premiere this week, teens at a Markham high school portray some of the reasons people land on the streets as part of an experimental new curriculum developed by York University that is a cornerstone of a new awareness project on homelessness. A video of the performance can be found here. The...

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