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RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

This community-based research project aims to document the experiences of adult immigrant single men and women who have used shelters and drop-in centres in Toronto, ON and to develop best practices based what was learned in this research phase of the project.

The project generated 11 findings and 21 recommendations for addressing housing, homelessness and access to services for immigrants and refugees, and the needs of the service...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

This report examines the issue of economic-based homelessness. As such, it focuses only on households for whom the primary risk factor associated with housing instability is lack of income or high housing cost (a housing affordability problem), rather than issues such as mental health, substance abuse, or family disintegration. That is not to say that individuals with these other disadvantages do not also suffer from extreme poverty. Indeed,...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

The following provides an overview of selected United Nations documents on the human right to adequate housing. The documents are grouped by thematic area and United Nations body.

RESOURCE TYPE: E-book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Examines the issue of homelessness by presenting several divergent opinions on such questions as whether homelessness is a serious problem, what factors contribute to homelessness, and what policies might benefit the homeless.

RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 1994

looks at the meaning of homelessness; the dimensions and definitions of homelessness, and the consequent costs of homelessness to homeless people and the community as a whole. It examines the causes and those most likely to be vulnerable to homelessness. It looks at policies and services designed allevaiate homelessness and then explores future trends and possible future scenarios with respect to homelessness hypothesised.

RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 1993

One hundred Third Congress, first session. Serial no. 103-34 (United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs). Government document no. Y 4.B 22/1:103-34.

JOURNAL NAME: Child Welfare
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

Compares rationales and outcome research for five areas of programming for maltreated and other at-risk adolescents: adolescent competence and skills development programs, family- and parent-focused programs, social integration programs, multiple component programs, and neighborhood transformation programs. Finds that several program models have demonstrated or potential benefits for at-risk youth and families, and recommends that helping...

RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

Only a small number of tenants who live in housing provided by private non-profit organizations leave following a Notice of Termination. This is unlike the situation in private rental housing where a significant number of tenants vacate their housing following receipt of a Notice of Termination.

RESOURCE TYPE: Toolkit
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009

In the past decade, a significant shift has begun to occur in efforts to address homelessness, with agencies and communities increasingly moving away from shelter and transitional housing strategies toward prevention and Housing First approaches, which seek to maintain households in housing whenever possible and rapidly re-house those for whom homelessness cannot be prevented. The Housing First approach encompasses a diverse range of programs...

RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2008

NIMBY (an acronym of Not In My Back Yard) describes the opposition of residents to the nearby location of something they consider undesirable, even if it is generally considered a benefit for many.

RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

Various questions on homelessness. A fun game to play and learn facts about homelessness.

RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2008

Answers to typical questions asked about affordable housing, as provided by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. This webpage is a fact sheet on affordable housing; subsidizing; non-profit housing groups; and defines core housing and affordability.

RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Affordable shelter is a basic human necessity, the foundation of good health, personal security, and stable communities.Many several million Canadians are still in "core need" - living in housing that is unaffordable, in poor repair or overcrowded.

RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

To practice harm reduction relative to drugs implies (1) acceptance of non-harmful drug use, and (2) continued use of drugs, even by the addicted, with the goal of providing healthcare, clean needles, and other services to intravenous and dependent drug users (Nadelmann et al., 1994). In other words, harm reduction suggests--and begins the path towards--legalization or at least decriminalization of drug use. How do harm reduction and drug...

JOURNAL NAME: Urban Affairs Review
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2000

Community development organizations (CDOs) are the primary vehicle for development in low-income neighborhoods and have begun to be examined in terms of the degree to which they increase citizen participation, increase civic capacity, and stabilize and revitalize neighborhoods through the creation of social capital. Women play a key role in community development. The authors find that most women-led CDOs define their community development...

RESOURCE TYPE: Community Plan
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

This working paper was commissioned by City in Focus subsequent to the Church & Affordable Housing Conference held in Vancouver on 14 October 2006. The expense and complexity of best practice affordable housing requires broad partnerships. Therefore, the purpose of the conference was (1) to inspire the Christian community, governments, and secular agencies with what is possible through partnerships within the Church as well as beyond...

RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

We have recently seen an increased focus on housing, social inclusion, community-building and urban issues. This presentation outlines whether historical and contemporary feminist models of community can be applied to modern urban housing contexts and how. The presentation will touch on the current process of downloading responsibility for social housing from the Province of Ontario to the City of Ottawa, and how this may affect social...

RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2008

Fact Sheet on the statistics and demography of homelessness

RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

CMHA Calgary Region Annual Report discussing their plans to provide quality care despite the growing challenges like urban sprawl.

ORGANIZATION: Canadian Institute for Health Information
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

This report report gives an overview of the latest research, surveys and policy initiatives related to mental health and homelessness and, for the first time, presents data on hospital use by homeless Canadians.

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2002

HIV infection and AIDS continue to threaten the health and social well-being of all Canadians. Health and Welfare Canada is allocating $211 million over the next five years for Phase II of the National AIDS Strategy. Phase II builds on what we have learned and what we have achieved. It is a framework for a social policy that promotes better health, understanding, care, treatment and support for those living with HIV and AIDS. Phase II...

RESOURCE TYPE: Toolkit
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Guide book that helps nonprofit organization board members to govern in such a way as to maximize the effectiveness their organizations can have on delivery of services to the community. This book is available for purchase on the webpage where it is featured, on the Ginsler & Associates Inc. website. Table of Contents can be previewed here: http://www.ginsler.com/images/...

JOURNAL NAME: SIEC Alert #56, December 2004
RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

Fact Sheet on the rates of suicide in both adults and youth in various studies, one of which was in Montreal, to determine what the risk predictors adn protective factors are for suicide in the homeless population. There are also recommendations listed in this fact sheet, an SIEC Alert from the Centre for Suicide Prevention, a Canadian Mental Health Association program.

RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

HIV is still with us, even after more than 20 years after the first AIDS case was diagnosed. Despite progress in HIV prevention and treatment, this debilitating, deadly disease continues to be a threat. Many hoped this virus would be eradicated in the 1980s, but now has infected and killed millions around the world. Faced with the catastrophic impact of HIV globally and rising rates of infection at home, we in Canada are at a turning point in...

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

A presentation slide of research results for study conducted on public shelter use and discharge planning in Philladelphia, PA USA.

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2005

The focus of this presentation is on homelessness as it relates to seniors living in Ontario. In seeking research information on this topic it became clear that much more research is required than is available. A recent research study by the University of Toronto entitled "Homeless Older Adults Research Project" was completed in November 2004 for the City of Toronto.i The findings of that research project will be referred to...

RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

NHSRU Research project at the data collection stage funded by SSHRC (2004-2006). The research goal is to understand the impact of the transition from the streets to supported housing for individuals experiencing chronic homelessness and chronic alcoholism. This will be accomplished by eliciting the views and observations made by participants in portraying their experiences as they move from the streets to supported housing. The key objectives...

RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

This webpage from the Canadian Social Welfare Policy Conference 2003 website is an abstract of a paper written by Danna Wilson on the links between health, social inclusion/exclusion and neighbourhood or community belonging.

RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

This paper explores the innovative programming of Dans La Rue, an alternative street youth service in downtown Montreal, Canada. Through a case study analysis, several local street youth projects are highlighted, with special attention paid to the overarching social and community development emphasis. Merging both a concern for material development and social/community enhancement, these projects underscore the significant tenets of social...

RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2001

This report is part of the Research and Statistics Division's on-going commitment to further explore the results of the Deputy Minister’s symposium on access to justice and identify key issues that relate to this important policy area. One area of examination is access to (social) justice for street involved youth. Access to justice barriers for this population include much more than access to the formal legal system (e.g. access to...

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