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JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Urban Research
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

This paper examines the housing conditions, needs and trajectories of recent new-comers to Canada, by focusing on the first few months of their adjustment process. Until now, most research in this field has been unable to provide a comphrehensive description of this early stage of settlement. Employing individual survey data from the first wave of Statistics Canada's Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada (LSIC), we draw a portrait...

JOURNAL NAME: Housing Studies
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

This study used national survey and census data on shelter costs and income to describe changes in the proportion and the number of low-income households spending more than half of their income on shelter. While affordability problems increased consistently over the last two decades for almost all classes of households, the problems are highly concentrated among those with low-incomes. Women household maintainers are significantly more likely...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Ambulatory Care Management
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2002

Little is known about the access barriers homeless women face at the sites where they are most likely to receive primary health care. To investigate this issue, we administered a mail survey to administrators and clinicians at clinic sites that were actual or potential providers of primary health care to homeless women in Los Angeles County in 1997. The response rate was 65%. Ninety percent of the homeless women seen by responding sites were...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2005

San Francisco's homeless count, conducted on January 25, 2005, consisted of a point-in-time census of the street population and homeless persons residing in shelters, resource centers, transitional housing, mental health and substance abuse treatment beds, San Francisco General Hospital and the County Jail. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires all jurisdictions that receive McKinney-Vento Act Continuum of...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2000

During the last decade much has been written on the issue of homelessness - how to define it, policies and options to improve the situation, and methods of counting the homeless. This is a reflection of the increasing importance that our society places on this issue, as well as concerns that the extent of homelessness is growing.

ORGANIZATION: Mayor's Task Force, City of Victoria
RESOURCE TYPE: Community Plan
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Despite the good work being done to support Victoria's most vulnerable population, the pressures on the streets of Victoria are reaching a breaking point. Victoria needs a community-owned solution to end homelessness for its residents.

In May 2007, Mayor Lowe struck a short-term, 120-day task force to recommend a service model and business plan that would provide better assistance to residents challenged with mental illness,...

JOURNAL NAME: Canadian Journal of Urban Research
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

Numerous empirical studies have sought to establish a link between poverty, crime and victimization. However, the limitations of official crime and victimization statistics do not allow for a meaningful understanding of the experiences of the poorest of the poor in Canadian society. The homeless, those living in shelters, in downtown single room occupancy hotels, and in rooming houses are seldom surveyed about their experiences with crime and...

JOURNAL NAME: Canadian Geographer / Le Géographe canadien
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2002

The empirical foci of this paper are a content and discourse analysis of four years (1994 to 1997) of media reporting on 'homelessness' in The Ottawa Citizen, the premier, English language daily newspaper in the region. Examining these reports in juxtaposition with governmental and community-based reports from the same period has provided useful insights into how public opinion might be influenced to regard antihomeless laws as more...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

The purpose of this study is to address the links between homelessness and migration. In particular, it sought insights into the housing insecurity among immigrants that derives largely from the growing economic disparities between newcomers and other Canadians and the concomitant lack of affordable housing. Based on an earlier study by some of the team members (Springer and Kilbride 2003) we knew that factors such as the larger family size...

JOURNAL NAME: Canadian Journal of Public Health
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

Homeless youth present significant challenges both to youth workers and policy-makers seeking to develop better prevention and intervention strategies. This article discusses the compelling need for researchers and policy-makers to make efforts to work collaboratively to develop improved social policy informed by research findings.

JOURNAL NAME: International Journal of Social Welfare
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

This study addresses the relationship between street youth shelters and formal child welfare systems in Toronto, Canada. Two case examples, Covenant House (CH) and Youth Without Shelter (YWS), are examined through archival material, participant observations and structured interviews with 21 front-line and managerial shelter workers. The findings suggest that both shelters have formed reciprocal and unequal partnerships with formal child-...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

This report summarizes the results ofindependent research initiated by SHIP, to investigate the situations of homeless and 'atrisk' seniors and vulnerable adults in thelower mainland, and provide a scan ofmodels of intervention. SHIP sought to focus attention on the issues of homelessness andrisk of homelessness faced by seniors andvulnerable adults in the Lower Mainland..SHIP’s key concerns were the need for adedicated emergency...

JOURNAL NAME: Developmental psychology
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 1999

The relationships between adolescents' explanations for unemployment, poverty, and homelessness and their beliefs about opportunity, reports of family values, and personal aspirations were tested for 434 teenagers (mean age?=?16 years 4 months). Explanations were coded for references to individual causes, societal causes, or both. Higher maternal education and average household income in the adolescent's school district were...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Children and Poverty
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2001

This article offers an analysis of family homelessness in Britain and makes suggestions for change and development in both policy and practice. In Britain, family homelessness too often has been defined solely as a housing issue. The author asserts that this approach ignores the evidence that it is a complex problem in which not only economic and political, but also personal and social, factors play significant roles. The widespread failure...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

This report is based on a review of over 100 studies examining the relationship between housing and children's development. The review looked at evidence of a "housing effect" in relation to each of the Every Child Matters outcomes. The review was particularly concerned with identifying studies that showed a causal link between bad housing and negative outcomes. It focused on studies using objective measures of negative...

JOURNAL NAME: Policy Studies Journal
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2000

This article reviews some of the conditions that make the goal of coordination between local homelessness supports and federal policy important yet difficult to achieve. It reviewed the many approaches local organizations used to achieve coordination, ranging from point-of-service coordination to system-design. The local examples are taken from the cities that participated in evaluating The Robert Wood Johnson and the Department of Housing...

RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

This literature review is an attempt to synthesize Canadian research on homelessness, with a specific focus on research conducted in Toronto. That is, the literature presented here will emphasize studies conducted in Toronto and/or studies from elsewhere in Canada that are seen to speak more directly to the issues relevant in the Toronto context. The approach used here will be based on a "determinants of health" perspective...

ORGANIZATION: HRSDC-HPS
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

The objective of this research was to provide a preliminary assessment, based on data collected in Ontario and British Columbia, of the relationship between incarceration, prison re-entry and homelessness. Independently, these issues have been explored in previous Canadian research, yet this is one of the first studies to look at the interconnections among these realms.

JOURNAL NAME: Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

This article explores the victimization that street youth experience, living in Toronto, Canada. Street youth are much more likely than domiciled youth to be victims of various types of crimes. Specifically, young homeless women face increased vulnerability to specific forms of violent crime, such as sexual assault. Complex and numerous circumstances contribe to this high level of criminal victimization among street youth. While background...

ORGANIZATION: European Commission Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities DG
RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

The research and evidence presented in this report aims to identify current methodologies and practices in different European countries that measure the extent and nature of homelessness. The research was undertaken in the context of the EU social inclusion and other strategies, and the development of National Action Plans and commonly agreed and defined indicators. Commissioned by DG Employment and Social Affairs of the European Commission...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2002

This is the first (out of 3) report on homelessness statistics produced by the EUROPEAN COMMISSION. The purpose of this report is to identify the extent and nature of homelessness in the European Union using the most recent available sources of information in each member state. The ability to develop appropriate policies to tackle housing exclusion relies on good quality information collected in a consistent manner and monitored in a frequent...

RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

This research paper explores the spatial distribution of crime and various social, economic and physical neighbourhood characteristics in the City of Winnipeg. Analysis is based on police-reported crime data from the 2001 Incident-basedUniform Crime Reporting Survey (UCR2), the 2001 Census of Population, and Cityof Winnipeg land-use data. In general, results support previous research suggesting that crime is not randomly distributed within...

JOURNAL NAME: Evaluation review
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

This study is the first enumeration of the street homeless population in Canada. Past attempts have been challenged on the shortcoming of their choices of methods. This enumeration directly addressed the lessons learned from previous attempts, and improvements to the methodology are presented and discussed. New lessons learned and recommendations for application to future enumerations are discussed in this paper.

RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

A list of content of the street nurse Cathy Crowe's bag

RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 1988

Rapport produit pour la Societe canadienne d'hypotheques et du logement.

RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 2000

From the book "Emotions in the workplace : research, theory, and practice" by Neal M. Ashkanasy; Charmine E. J. Hartel; W. J. Zerbe

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

The purpose of this research was to investigate the supply of, and demand for, affordable and accessible housing in the Upper Fraser Valley; to identify existing resources and gaps relating to its provision; and to identify innovative opportunities and community-based solutions. The research was conducted from April to December, 2005. The study focused on the communities of the Upper Fraser Valley: the cities of Abbotsford and Chilliwack,...

RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2000

This research provides a preliminary estimate of the costs of homelessness to the British Columbia government. The research methodology included interviews with homeless people and with housed, formerly homeless people to obtain data on their use of health care & social services, their involvement with the justice system, and other matters related to cost. After an introduction to the research, section 2 provides an overview of...

RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2000

Margaret Eberle lead a team of consultants and researchers; with the support of Ministry of the Attorney General...et al. Victoria:Ministry of Social Development & Economic Security ; British Columbia Housing Management Commission, to prepare this report. It has profiles of the absolute homeless and descriptions of policies relevant to the homeless in Ontario, Quebec, and Alberta. Profile information includes an overview of...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

Persons with severe mental illness are at risk of losing their housing, living in substandard housing, or being placed in inappropriate housing that does not satisfy their preferences. In order to understand these housing and mental health issues as lived experiences, it is important that we hear the perspective of consumer-survivors of the mental health system. This qualitative study explored the housing needs and preferences of consumer...

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