Researcher Q&As

Researcher Q&As

Publication Date: 2009
Arlene Hache has 25 years experience providing front-line advocacy support to Aboriginal and Inuit women and their families living in northern, remote communities. Arlene has been Executive Director of the Centre for Northern Families in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories Canada for more than 20 years.  The Centre offers a broad range of services that support multi-stressed and marginalized families.  She is well known across the North...
Publication Date: 2010
Bill O’Grady teaches in the Criminal Justice and Public Policy Program at the University of Guelph. His research interests focus on street-involved youth, crime and social exclusion. Where are you from and where did you study? I am from Ottawa originally and I did my BA and MA at Carleton University. I was a pre-doctorate fellow at the Memorial University in St. John’s NF and then I did my PhD in Sociology at the University of Toronto...
Publication Date: 2010
Lori Criss, MSW, LSW, is an advocate for women in recovery as Chief Operating Officer of Amethyst. Amethyst is a leader in long-term, gender-competent addiction and trauma treatment for women who are homeless and their families in Central Ohio. Amethyst was founded by a group of women who were in recovery and wanted to create a safe place for women and children to recover. The HRC’s Wendy Grace Evans chats with Lori Criss to learn more...
Publication Date: 2010
Heather Lyons was part of the team that helped create Portland, Oregon’s Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness. The city’s Ten-Year Plan is credited with reducing overall street homelessness by 39 percent, and chronic homelessness by 70 percent. She chats with the HRC’s Wendy Grace Evans to share lessons learned from Portland’s planning process. Q: What was your role in the creation of Portland’s Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness? Erik...
Publication Date: 2009
York University Professor Isolde Daiski, an Associate Professor with the School of Nursing in the Faculty of Health talks about her research project that looked at how the homeless see their own health needs. Research Summary
Publication Date: 2009
York University Professor Stephen Gaetz, Associate Dean of Research and Field Development in the Faculty of Education, talks about street youth as vicitms of crime. What is this research about? During public debates, homeless youth are often characterized as perpetrators of crime. But this focus on street youth as offenders overlooks the fact that many street youth are also victims of crime. Traditional thinking suggests that people...

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