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JOURNAL NAME: CanEquity Mortgage News
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

GRAND FALLS, New Brunswick, October 19, 2007 — Seniors in Grand Falls will have access to more affordable housing with today's official opening of Les Villas LPR. This $775,000 12-unit project includes six new affordable housing units. The project was funded under the Canada - New Brunswick Affordable Housing Agreement.

RESOURCE TYPE: Toolkit
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

BC Housing staff provide administration and property management support for group homes owned by the Provincial Rental Housing Corporation (PRHC). BC Housing works with sponsors and operators to provide group homes for special needs residents in British Columbia. (abstract from the document)

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

This section describes past successful lobbying efforts led by registered nurses, and profiles some of our most prominent activists.

RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

In this report, Housing Is Good Social Policy, Tom Carter, Canada Research Chair in Urban Change and Adaptation at the University of Winnipeg, and Chesya Polevychok, Research Associate at the University of Winnipeg, call for the re-integration of housing policy with other sectors of social and economic policy. The paper traces the interaction of housing with health, education, income security, immigration, employment and community development...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2001

The purpose of this enactment is to respect the dignity and worth of all women, children and men in Canada by protecting their human rights through the provision of adequate, accessible and affordable housing and security in its enjoyment. This to be achieved by financial policies and by the establishment of a national housing strategy and programs to effect it. The program must ensure the supply of such housing to those who cannot...

RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Document recognizing as a necessity a policy on homelessness that enunciates a holistic vision of this complex and plural phenomenon, and facilitates forward movement towards concrete solutions.

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2005

Recognizing that homelessness affects the social and economic well-being of our communities, and that it undermines the human dignity and access to opportunities that are the birthright of every Canadian, the government of Canada launched the National Homeless Initiative in 1999.The National Homelessness Initiative (NHI) helps to ensure community access to services, supports and programs aimed at alleviating and preventing homelessness in all...

RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2001

There has been a great deal of interest recently in Canada regarding children who face special needs as a result of a physical, emotional, intellectual or learning disability. Researchers and Canadian groups that advocate on behalf of children and youth with disabilities have been attempting to determine how many children live with special needs, and what impact this has on their ability to participate fully in society.

RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2001

The Ontario Community Support Association (OCSA) is concerned about the recent funding constraints in the home and community care system and the impact this is having on the citizens of the prov i n c e.

RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

Affordability, Quality and Choice considerations are so integral to research overall that they have become overarching themes for the entire framework.

RESOURCE TYPE: Toolkit
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

A general overview for registered nurses on how and why to become politically involved.

ORGANIZATION: Community Capacity Building Team
RESOURCE TYPE: Community Plan
PUBLICATION DATE: 2005

In 1999, Ottawa developed an action plan on homelessness1 designed to respond to the growing issue of homelessness here and in cities across the country. Ottawa-Carleton had joined with other municipalities to declare homelessness a “national disaster” and to call for action from the federal government. The Province had designated municipalities as “local service system managers” for homelessness and had devolved many formerly provincial...

ORGANIZATION: The Shout Clinic
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 1999

In our report, Making Money The Shout Clinic Report on Homeless Youth and Employment, we are bringing into focus the issues of homeless youth. In 1999, we conducted an "action research" project in which we surveyed 360 homeless youth in Toronto (in addition, 20 taped interviews). Our goal was to determine the needs and capacities of street youth with regards to employment. That is, to understand their current patterns of making money, to...

RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 2002

This report has been prepared for Justice for Children and Youth. It is a preliminary summary of the findings of research conducted in 2001-2002, in order to evaluate the legal and justice issues of homeless and street involved youth in Toronto.

RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

CMHA provides an informed and objective review of policies and public issues that promote mental health and affect those with mental illness, their families and service providers. CMHA's focus encompasses a broad range of issues, including health services delivery, housing, income support, disability, justice, and human rights.

RESOURCE TYPE: Toolkit
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario, is pleased to present "Community Mental Health and Addictions Privacy Toolkit: A Guide to Ontario's Personal Health Information Protection Act." This resource was developed to support community-based mental health and addiction service providers in meeting the requirements of the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA), which came into effect on November...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

Covenant House helps thousands of homeless and runaway kids by providing shelter, counseling, transitional living, healthcare, educational and vocational training. These practical youth services - along with love and hope – are a profound way to help rebuild shattered lives. But, tragically, there are still millions of homeless children, teens and young people living on the streets and demand for our services is soaring.

JOURNAL NAME: Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario:
RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Recent experience such as SARS and the Walkerton water tragedy focused public, political and media attention on public health services across Ontario. Both federal and provincial governments have responded to these public health emergencies with commissions, reports and new visions for public health. While the response of government has included commitments for additional resources for public health, the new vision focuses almost exclusively...

RESOURCE TYPE: Newspaper
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

This page contains links to articles concerning homelessness published in various online newspapers

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Street nurse Cathy Crowe tells about a "show and tell" event where she has demonstrated the contents of her black bag.

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Contains images, slides and speaking notes. Presentation to Mr. Miloon Kothari, Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Adequate Housing.

RESOURCE TYPE: Community Plan
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Information on some of TDRC campaigns. Project information is updated on a regular basis so check back often.

RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Cathy Crowe always wanted to be a nurse but she never planned to be a street nurse—a title she continues to use to evoke the horror of homelessness in a rich country like Canada. In Dying for a Home Crowe brings us the voices of ten homeless activists advocating for change. The word homeless conjures many stereotypes, but rarely does it suggest bravery, courage, charisma, or intelligence, qualities demonstrated by each of these determined...

JOURNAL NAME: TDRC
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

A list of achievements of TDRC for the year 2006

JOURNAL NAME: TDRC
RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

The Ontario government spends about 14 cents per person per day on affordable housing — less than half the amount spent in 2000 — even though the province's population and its housing needs continue to grow significantly. The low level of spending means the government has been able to fund only a fraction of the new homes it promised in 2003. And those targets from 2003 were already modest, when set against the desperate province-wide...

JOURNAL NAME: TDRC
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

The operating budget 2007 for the housing needs in Toronto is available at http://wellesleyinstitute.com. If you have a question about a provincial or national housing issue, please contact Michael Shapcott, co-chair of the National Housing and Homelessness Network (NHHN) at 416-972-1010, ext. 231. You can email him at michael@wellesleyinstitute.com...

RESOURCE TYPE: Video/Audio File
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

A video about the failure of New York City's homelessness strategy, an approach now being tried in Toronto.

JOURNAL NAME: TDRC
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

The Toronto Disaster Relief Committee (TDRC) provides advocacy on housing and homelessness issues. The committee considers homelessness as a national disaster, and demands that Canada should end homelessness by implementing a fully-funded National Housing Program. In this particular report Michael Shapcott releases an Ontario election primer with recommendations for housing needs.

JOURNAL NAME: TDRC
RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

The National Anti-Poverty Organization (NAPO) opposes the Harper Government's plan to implement a $725 million tax cut. Media Release - NAPO

RESOURCE TYPE: Video/Audio File
PUBLICATION DATE: 2005

The film opens with a car dashboard, complete with statuette of the virgin Mary. Screen shots of the road as seen from the interior of a car, alternate with print. This print is the voice of a silent narrator. She opens with, "Dear Mary, my grandmother used to pray to you every day," and moments later the thought continues with, "I never could." The film begins with the introduction of Bill and Sharon...

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