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RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2008

Is begging constitutionally protected speech? Columbia City Council passed an ordinance in 1991 banning begging "with intent to intimidate another person into giving money or goods." (abstract from the document)

RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2008

The U.S. Conference of Mayors and Sodexho Inc. today released their annual report on hunger and homelessness, with survey data collected from 23 participating cities.(abstract from the document)

RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2008

Feeding Intolerance: Prohibitions on Sharing Food with People Experiencing Homelessness , a recent report from The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty and the National Coalition for the Homeless, reveals how local governments across the nation are prohibiting and restricting groups from sharing and distributing food to hungry and homeless people. It is believed that common myths about homeless people fuels such food-sharing...

RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

The National Arts and Youth Demonstration Project is a three-year demonstration study that is currently being implemented in five sites across Canada, exploring an alternative method of primary prevention of child and youth behavior problems. The study will explore the extent to which community-based organizations can successfully engage young people in artistic endeavours. The study will also determine the extent to which the effectiveness...

RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

Contrary to claims of "welfare reform" and "the children's agenda," welfare-to-work initiatives fall short of improving the lives of poor families with young children. The guiding values of these policy initiatives imply a reduction in poverty through "reduced dependency," "increased self sufficiency," and "a hand up rather than a hand out." These...

RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

The multi-service neighbourhood centre, St. Christopher House, has worked with a social policy expert and diverse low-income community members to develop and test the idea of a Registered Development Savings Plan (RDSP): a designated savings accounts for social assistance recipients to accumulate assets and save for important life goals including obtaining work, education, training, and home ownership. St. Christopher House’s concern about...

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

In a country whose citizens enjoy a quality of life that ranks among the highest in the world, there are many Canadians that struggle to maintain both basic necessities of living and personal health. Over the past few years, understanding of the magnitude and nature of the problems caused by health inequalities and the health of the poor has increased due to a recent explosion of interest in the topic (Kaplan & Lynch, 1997; Gwatkin,...

RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

National Roll-Out Plans of the Homeless Individuals and Families Information System Initiative

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

annual reports of the Homeless Individuals and Families Information System Initiative

RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

The HIFIS Initiative collects shelter-use data from shelters and communities through the signing of Data Sharing Protocols and Community Coordinator Agreements, respectively. Communities are able to use this data in a number of ways, such as developing Homelessness Report Cards to increase the public’s understanding of homelessness. This section contains the Data Sharing Protocol, as well as some examples of community-wide shelter-use data....

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

Presentation Slides presented to the Community Services Committee about SCPI - Supporting Communities Partnership Initiative investments made, what Toronto did with the funds (scorecard), and investments still required from the federal government.

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

This page on the Alliance to End Homelessness website contains all the conference proceeding notes and other documents from the 2007 Community Forum on Homelessness that was held in honor of National Housing Day, Nov 22, 2007.

RESOURCE TYPE: E-book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

The rich continue to get richer, thank goodness. And in the 21st century the homeless do not exist. At least that is what the media leads us to believe. And if they should, they deserve what they get. Very nice, especially if it were true. This book sheds some light on a subject that society hates to hear about, that is 'homelessness'. (Google Books abstract)

RESOURCE TYPE: E-book
PUBLICATION DATE: 1985

As a consequence, the condition of homelessness played an important role in the representational order of post-war Europe. The close connection between Heim and Heimat could hardly be ignored by the millions of people displaced by war, or for that matter those people who came to occupy the former homes of those killed or exiled. This can be found at the following libraries: http://...

RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is pleased to present this national report on homelessness in America. The report was developed in response to Congressional directives that began in 2001 and charged the Department with assisting communities to implement local Homeless Management Information Systems or HMIS. The primary goals in promoting local HMIS implementation are to improve the delivery of services to homeless...

ORGANIZATION: Canada West Foundation
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Canada’s highly urbanized nature creates a number of governance and public policy strains. The governance strains are seen in growing arguments among some opinion and community leaders that the current political realities—including municipal powers and municipal finances— do not correspond to current and future urban needs. The public policy strains are found in the need to properly manage urban growth and population change, and the...

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...

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