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PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Blue Door Shelters presents a short documentary, Uprooted-Rerooted, that conveys the personal stories of some refugees and their families experiencing homelessness. The film tells the powerful stories of homelessness resulting from individuals fleeing their home countries and being received in the shelter system in York Region, and expresses the challenges and triumphs of settling in York Region.

RESOURCE TYPE: Video/Audio File
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
Blink's Garden is a musical produced by Siloam Mission in Winnipeg to help students better understand the root causes of homelessness and poverty.

Blink’s Garden began as a short parable, told in schools by Siloam Mission’s community educator John Janzen, about “seeing beauty where others can’t see.” It grew into a 77 stanza “epic kid’s poem” that was adapted into a stage play. Through cooperation with community groups like the Louis Riel...

RESOURCE TYPE: Video/Audio File
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Bursting at the Seams is a short video on the crisis of brutal overcrowding in Toronto's homeless shelters and a call to action.

Created by the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty, Sanctuary and a group of activists and filmmakers.

RESOURCE TYPE: Video/Audio File
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

This video provides an overview of some sanctioned homeless camps in Portland and Eugene Oregon and suggests that Vancouver, British Columbia should consider sanctioned homeless as a means of reducing homelessness. This short film (22 minutes) produced by Lucas Meijer provides information about Dignity Village.

RESOURCE TYPE: Video/Audio File
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

This short video captures what it's like for thousands of young Canadians that are homeless but shows that almost none of them were born that way. Some come from abusive environments and broken homes. Others were driven to the street by mental illness. Many were forced to leave home when they came out as LGBT. Every homeless youth has a past. The Home Depot Canada Foundation has created the initiative Orange Door Project to support and repair...

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PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

While filmed around downtown Victoria BC, US & THEM, produced by Krista Loughton and Jennifer Abbott (The Corporation) could take place in any Canadian town. Through her compassionate style of documentary filmmaking, Krista Loughton lends a familiarity to all that she interviews. Krista's subjects aren't "just homeless." They are not faceless apparitions wandering the streets. These people are the friends and family that we...

RESOURCE TYPE: Video/Audio File
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published the short-term results of a study designed to examine how homeless families in emergency shelter responded to various interventions designed to help them exit homelessness.

Read the Family Options Study: Short-Term Impacts of Housing and...

RESOURCE TYPE: Video/Audio File
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

This powerful short film aims to increase awareness of the discrimination faced by those experiencing homelessness.

RESOURCE TYPE: Video/Audio File
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

This short video captures the artist's perspective on lived experience of homelessness in Whitehorse. A collaborative initiative between the Yukon Anti Poverty Coalition, Skookum Jim Friendship Centre, Blood Ties Four Directions Centre and funded by Yukon Housing Corporation, it is hoped that this project will offer a different perspective on a solvable crisis. The Yukon Anti Poverty Coalition strongly believes we can END homelessness now....

RESOURCE TYPE: Video/Audio File
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

This short video captures the stories of community members in Whitehorse who have lived experience of homelessness. Of course we know the issue is urgent and we also know that numbers of those who are homeless continues to rise. This video offers their perspective on the issue and most importantly, their solutions.

RESOURCE TYPE: Video/Audio File
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

Rory Lees-Oakes gives an overview of attachment theory as developed by John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth.

RESOURCE TYPE: Video/Audio File
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

A house-call for the homeless may sound like a contradiction in terms - but it's a living mission for an Ismaili Muslim doctor in Toronto. Dr. Naheed Dosani is a young physician who makes house-calls on people who don't have houses.

RESOURCE TYPE: Video/Audio File
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

25-minutes documentary "The Hidden" shows about a widely unknown social phenomenon, "hidden homelessness.“ These are people who have a roof over their head, but no home of their own; people who are forced to sleep at their partners’ places, in squats, or on couches of friends, because they can’t afford to find a place of their own.

There’s Aisha in Birmingham (UK), who lives in temporary housing after being abused...

RESOURCE TYPE: Video/Audio File
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

Tonight, 30,000 Canadians will cope with homelessness. Fifty thousand more are among the 'hidden homeless'- staying with friends or relatives because they have nowhere else to go. Today on Context, is homelessness a chronic social condition? In a moment, guest host Sheldon Neil speaks with a Calgary man whose organization is on a 10-year quest to end poverty in that city. Get a street-level perspective, and meet people on the front lines of...

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PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

The battle over the rights and freedoms of transgender individuals is the first great civil rights struggle of the 21st century. In the last five years, mainstream culture has woken up to the vivid presence of transgender people in their midst. From a generation of gender variant children and pop culture celebrities, to transitioning superstar athletes and soldiers, trans people have never been more visible.

Behind the headlines though...

RESOURCE TYPE: Video/Audio File
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014

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The UO Community Philosophy Institute strives to connect philosophical reflection with the problems and issues faced by the community...

RESOURCE TYPE: Video/Audio File
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013

The Human Development Council is proud to present, in partnership with Hemmings House Pictures, a documentary film on front-line organizations and social workers in Saint John. Produced and shot throughout the summer of 2012, From the Front Lines tells the story of the important community organizations in our city and the people who run them; it is a story of resilience, determination, sacrifice, and most of all the strength and resolve that...

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PUBLICATION DATE: 2014

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Juha Kaakinen describes the main features of the Housing First concept. He also tries to challenge the prevailing prejudices about homeless people.

Juha is a CEO in a non-profit Y-Foundation providing homes for 6500 former homeless people in Finland. He studied literature, philosophy and sociology at the University of Helsinki. Juha takes...

RESOURCE TYPE: Video/Audio File
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013

Julia* found herself homeless after having to leave private rental During her time staying in emergency accommodation and couch surfing she accrued about $2000 in fines for travelling on public transport without a ticket and failing to vote. It's hard to know when and where to vote when you don't have a fixed address. Julia hopes to move into stable housing in the next 12 months and go back to university. This is her story.

* Not...

RESOURCE TYPE: Video/Audio File
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013

Richard was homeless for four years after his relationship broke down. He got $4,500 in fines for travelling on trams without a ticket. Richard now has stable housing in shared accommodation. He lives close to shops and services and tops up his Myki card with $20 every fortnight.

RESOURCE TYPE: Video/Audio File
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013

Darren has been homeless on and off for almost fifteen years and has struggled with alcohol addiction since his teens. A combination of these two factors has resulted in him getting about $15,000 in fines. He is now in stable accommodation; working on his recovery and moving towards a better life.

RESOURCE TYPE: Video/Audio File
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013

Emma became homeless at 16. During her time sleeping on the streets she got fines for not having a tram ticket and for begging. Emma now has two young boys. She is still in unsafe housing but hopes that with the right support she will move to safety soon. Other than her housing issue, she is doing well.

RESOURCE TYPE: Video/Audio File
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013

Anthony became homeless in his late 20s. He slept rough and couch surfed for about two years and he got about $3000 in fines for travelling on public transport without a ticket, having his feet on the train seat and possessing an open container of liquor. Anthony now feels hopeful about his future. He is in recovery, has stable housing and is looking forward to returning to work or study.

RESOURCE TYPE: Video/Audio File
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014

Dr. Naheed Dosani is a palliative care specialist at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. Dr. Dosani is part of a network of physicians called PEACH (Palliative Education and Care for the Homeless), a new program that takes end-of-life care to the homeless and the vulnerably housed. He spoke to Radio Canada International from Toronto about this new program.

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RESOURCE TYPE: Video/Audio File
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014

In this social experiment, unsuspecting people walked by relatives pretending to be homeless. Would they notice their family members? Or have the homeless become invisible?...

RESOURCE TYPE: Video/Audio File
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014

In this episode, we’re exploring what it means to be young and homeless. We start with the story of Conor, a youth with lived experience who was able to break out of the cycle of homelessness, and is now a student at Mohawk College. Conor tells us his story, from his leaving home before his sixteenth birthday to finding his footing in a transitional housing program. (20 minutes -...

RESOURCE TYPE: Video/Audio File
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012

We are Community Researchers – people living with HIV and passionate about housing research and advocacy. This project has provided us with the opportunity to share our housing successes and struggles through a method called Photovoice.

We used Photovoice to reflect on our community’s strengths and needs, engage with policymakers and work towards social change.

Our photos and narratives convey the importance of stable, safe,...

RESOURCE TYPE: Video/Audio File
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014

On Monday, 24 February 2014, the Homeless Hub hosted a launch of the Coming of Age: Reimagining the Response to Youth Homelessness in Canada report. The presentations below highlight some of key projects presented within the report.

Introduction of the report by Stephen Gaetz:

Powerpoint presentation by Stephen Gaetz:

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RESOURCE TYPE: Video/Audio File
PUBLICATION DATE: 2010

Imagine being homeless at Christmas. While many of us are rushing around buying presents and decorating our homes, an estimated 150,000 Canadians are sleeping in shelters, on the streets or in temporary accommodations. Their scene is not so festive.

Steve
Steve, 58, is an educated, Presbyterian Priest from Hungary. He has been homeless for the past year as a result of a gambling addiction that cost him his family, career and home...

RESOURCE TYPE: Video/Audio File
PUBLICATION DATE: 2010

Prepared by the UK team of the Combating Social Exclusion of Young Homeless Persons (CSEYHP) project. An accompanying toolkit is available here.

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