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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,...
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...
Twelve students from the city's two Catholic high schools took a trip to Toronto recently and got a lesson on homelessness from those on the street. A group of six students from Regiopolis Notre Dame and six students from Holy Cross took part in Street Retreat in Toronto November 16-17. Students experienced homelessness through a guided walk and...