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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...

JOURNAL NAME: Child welfare
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 1995

Child welfare services in Canada offer little for youths age 16 to 19, and community resources are hard pressed to extend assistance to this challenged population. Current child welfare policy and practice in Canada and the plight of homeless youths in Canada are examined. Reviews existing studies and describes some programs for homeless youth in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Notes that child welfare systems in Canada re not designed to deal with the...

JOURNAL NAME: Canadian Journal of Sociology/Cahiers canadiens de sociologie
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

Over the past decade, anti-panhandling bylaws have been adopted in several Canadian cities including Vancouver, Winnipeg, & Montreal. This article examines the rhetorical processes used to construct "squeegee kids" -- homeless youths who clean car windshields for money -- as a social problem requiring a law & order resolution in Toronto. Using materials gathered from newspapers, magazines, government...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2001

In this case study, Bridgman presents preliminary findings on the development of Eva's Phoenix--a pilot project designed to provide housing and employment-training opportunities for homeless youth in Toronto, Canada. Bridgman focuses on the construction-training program for youth and explores some of the tensions that can arise in a project of this nature.

ORGANIZATION: Ginsler & Associates Inc.
RESOURCE TYPE: Community Plan
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

Since its formation in 1973, Waterloo Region has consistently ranked as one of the fastest-growing communities in Canada. In the last five years alone, the Region's population has increased by approximately 8% -- over 6,300 people per year. With a current population of about 460,000, the Region is now the 10th largest urban area in Canada and the fourth largest in Ontario. Given this tremendous growth, and the challenges which growth can...

RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

While there is a paucity of comprehensive outcome evaluations of street youth interventions, this paper provides the building blocks to understanding what we know about service delivery systems that have been provided to street youth populations. Based on a thorough review of the academic literature, this analysis attempts to organize and highlight "lessons from the field" in terms of types of services offered (basic needs,...

JOURNAL NAME: International Social Work
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

English Homeless youth peer relationships in the USA and South Korea were examined in the context of youth homelessness as a growing global concern. Although some aspects of street life transcended culture, individual and group behaviors varied according to perspectives related to individualism or collectivism. Service delivery systems need to develop culturally specific interventions. Cette recherche sur les relations entre les jeunes...

JOURNAL NAME: Nursing Ethics
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

Human Rights and Nursing awards given to two nurses at the conference jointly organized by Nursing Ethics and the International Centre for Nursing Ethics (ICNE) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands j- Oct 5, 2003.

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Macromarketing
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2005

Mention of homelessness in Canada in the book review by Ronald Savitt of the writings of Jane Jacobs. Exerpt....it focuses on housing issues that are critically important but that Jacobs then attributes to the increase of homelessness in Canada and the United States. That may well be a true statement, but she provides not a shred of evidence either in the... ...

JOURNAL NAME: Affilia
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 1990

This article describes the application of a developmental model in work with groups of homeless women in two shelters and delineates the types of homeless women and the stages through which the women go as they develop. The women's development occurs in the context of affiliation, attachment, and relationship and moves from an emphasis on self to a reconnection to the community.

RESOURCE TYPE: Toolkit
PUBLICATION DATE: 2000

A guide of resources for families to help them locate their missing homeless loved ones who have mental illnesses.

JOURNAL NAME: Critical Social Policy
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

In Canada the idea that social entitlements are important components of citizenship and equality is currently being undermined by neo-liberal state values, expressed in federal and provincial policy shifts that favour self-sufficiency and economic competitiveness over a strong welfare state. Although this trend is dangerous for all populations marginalized through poverty, racism and disability, it is especially dangerous for women who are...

JOURNAL NAME: American Behavioral Scientist
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2005

This article traces the origins of the recent growth of homelessness in Japan to the following three structural changes that occurred in the 1980s in association with economic globalization: (a) a shift from a manufacturing to a service economy, (b) urban redevelopment, and (c) government policy shifts toward deregulation and privatization. The study indicates that a growing segment of Japan's low-income workforce has been subject to...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2001

An Executive Summary of Background Reports #1, #2, and #3 for the City of Edmonton. Describes consequences of inaction, and talks about provincial policy.

JOURNAL NAME: Youth & Society
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

Homeless youth are a population at a high risk for suicidal behavior. A previous exploratory study emphasized the importance of feeling trapped or helpless, which appeared to mediate the impact of other risk variables. Confirmatory work was needed to test this inductively derived model. Two hundred eight homeless youths completed surveys on the streets and in agencies in New York City and Toronto. Structural equation modeling was used to test...

JOURNAL NAME: American Behavioral Scientist
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2005

Data from a national survey are used to examine the relationship between marginality and criminal victimization among the homeless. The results show that homeless people are victimized disproportionately often both in absolute and relative terms (i.e., compared to members of the domiciled population)and that the modal pattern entails multiple forms of victimization. Conventional demographic antecedents of victimization receive little support...

RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

A report on a short-term ethnographic participatory action research project of urban Canadian, street youth that were "queer and questioning" and identifying the needs of peer support and housing. The "Pridehouse Project" (http://www.sfu.ca/pridehouse) was a community-based housing support group initiated project. Central critical questions were raised about...

JOURNAL NAME: Health Education & Behavior
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 1994

The Homeless Prenatal Program (HPP) is one of the first programs in the country to provide comprehensive prenatal services to homeless pregnant women. A formative evaluation was conducted in 1992, indicating that HPP is achieving its program goals of improving birth outcomes and transforming the lives of its clients. Results of the quali tative evaluation are presented, including HPP's service model and approach to empow erment. In this...

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