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RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012

I outline my proposed dissertation study of music in the lives of homeless young people. Participants will include homeless young people and service providers in Seattle WA and Vancouver BC. The study is a mixed methods design including surveys, semi-structured interviews, and design activities. This study will lead to contributions to human-computer interaction (HCI) and the psycho-social literature on youth homelessness.

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

In early 2006, Leicester City’s Supporting People team commissioned research into the housing-related support needs of vulnerable young people in Leicester, which identified a lack of provision for high risk, complex needs cases. These cases were few in number but used a disproportionate amount of resources and were persistent over time.

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2011

The 2011 National Conference on Ending Homelessness ended on Friday, July 15. For those unable to make our conference - or unable to make certain workshops - presentations materials from select workshops are available here.

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

Presentation on the types of health needs and access problems relating to health care faced by older homeless people. Covers data on the number of older homeless people, types of health problems, access to and discharge from health services. Recommendations include auditing by local authorities of the number and needs of older homeless people (using a methodology developed by the UK Coalition on Older Homelessness), and access to sheltered...

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012

In the fall of 2010, Change Toronto, The John Howard Society of Toronto and Redemption Reintegration Services held a series of forums on homelessness after incarceration. These forums, which attracted over 500 participants, highlighted the need to further discuss viable housing options for people coming out of incarceration. Following these workshops, Fred Victor and The John Howard Society of Toronto partnered on a transitional housing pilot...

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012

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RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012

Background: A disproportionate number of New York City’s (NYC) approximately 40,000 homeless are people living with HIV (PLWH). HIV partner services (PS) relies on phone calls, home visits, and letters to reach clients, strategies that are challenging among the homeless. Outcomes for PS may be worse among homeless than non-homeless PLWH. Objectives: Compare HIV PS outcomes among homeless and non-homeless PLWH. Methods: Since 2006,...

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2011

Surrey is playing a leadership role • poverty rate is below the provincial and regional averages • homeless counts show reduced numbers of homeless • less people living on the streets

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2011

• 39% of renters are paying >30% of income on housing • 15% of renters are paying >50% of their income on housing • For home owners: 25% paying >30% and 9% paying >50% • SRO rents are increasing – less than 35% of rooms rent at shelter assistance rates ($375) - 2006 Census Data and 2009 Survey of Low Income Housing

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012

Presentation by the City of Hamilton Community Services on Homelessness Partnering Strategy Priority Development 2012 - 2014

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2011

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RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2011

Introduction - Incorporating views and needs of marginalised groups into planning for new housing and developments. - UK has different ways of enabling citizen participation. - Discussion of planners with civil society groups which are focused on increasing equality in the built environment. - Women's Design Groups. - Disability Access Groups. - Inclusive Design Groups. - Politically greater emphasis on facilitating...

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2011

- US and Australia: only tax credit cases: first chance to compare the two, and consider international social housing implications - Tax credits as a major driver of hybridity, and convergence of organisational forms - Exploratory research: seeking feedback from a European perspective - Marketing a dependable source of income to private investors: commodification of social housing finance? - Implications of the switch to...

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2011

Evidence that Housing First is working in Toronto April 2009 Street Needs Assessment shows a 51% decline in outdoor homelessness compared with the 2006 survey In those service areas directly administered by the City of Toronto (street outreach and emergency shelters), 2009 survey shows a 1.7% decline since 2006

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

The 1990s may well have represented the peak of neoliberalism in Canada, and pressure had mounted on senior levels of government to cut spending, not increase it. The focus was on eliminating deficits and debts, not adding to them. Times have changed somewhat. The federal debt in Canada is almost never talked about now. Tax cuts are not as popular. Canadians and their leaders appear to have taken note that neoliberalism came with a cost,...

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2011

Evidence about the mental health consequences of unaffordable housing is limited. Using data from seven waves of the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey we investigated whether people whose housing became unaffordable experienced a corresponding deterioration in their mental health (measured using SF-36 MCS), over and above other forms of financial stress. We hypothesised that measurable mental health effects of...

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2011

Residents at St Mungo's with alcohol related liver disease frequently experience sudden deaths. There were no prognostic indicators to alert staff that a resident may be nearing the end of life and thus opportunities for possible interventions were not being recognised.

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2011

Research can and should play a vital role in debates about solutions to homelessness, by educating the public, and providing solid evidence that informs policy and practice at all levels of government and in the social, health care and housing sectors. To showcase some of this research, the Canadian Homelessness Research Network held Without a Home: Research symposium on contemporary issues in Canadian homelessness on October 6th, 2011.

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ORGANIZATION: National Alliance to End Homelessness
RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2011

1.1: Ending Family Homelessness: An Overview
This workshop will provide an overview of the research, policies, andlocal program innovations that are transforming the nation’s response tofamily homelessness. It is an ideal introduction to the “big picture”of what it will take to end homelessness for families.

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ORGANIZATION: Calgary Homeless Foundation
RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2011

― Research  on homelessness and mortality by Drs. Jim O’Connel (Boston) & Stephen Hwang (Toronto)

― More than 6 months street homeless AND at least one of the
following:

• End Stage Renal Disease
• History of Cold Weather Injuries
• Liver Disease or Cirrhosis
• HIV+/AIDS
• Over 60 years old
• 3 or more emergency room visits in prior three months
• 3 or more ER or hospitalizations...

ORGANIZATION: Homelessness Partnering Secretariat
RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2011

In 2008 the Federal government allocated $110 million to the Mental Health Commission of Canada to undertake At Home/Chez Soi, a 5‐year research demonstration project

At Home/Chez Soi is:

the largest study of its kind in the world ƒproviding evidence about what services and systems best help people experiencing serious mental health issues and homelessness; based on the Housing First model ƒa collaborative project committed to...
RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2011

Project Goals: - Increase skills, knowledge, and networking of front line social service providers who work with women who are homeless or who are at risk of homelessness in Campbell River and surrounding central-northern Vancouver Island communities - Gain knowledge directly from women and front line service providers about the unique barriers and challenges faced by women experiencing homelessness in small, rural, and remote...

ORGANIZATION: Web Manager University
RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2011

Kick off the New Year with this introduction to plain language writing principles and practice. In this webinar, you’ll learn why writing in plain language does not mean “dumbing down” your content. You’ll analyze before-and-after examples of government web content written in plain language. You’ll also receive pre-course writing samples to review then we’ll apply plain language principles to these samples during the webinar.

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RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 1997

What is the rationale for residential rent controls? I was asked this question back in 1983 by the Ontario Commission of Inquiry into Residential Tenancies and I wrote Research Report #6 for the Commission, entitled Market Imperfections and the Role of Rent Regulations in the Residential Rental Market (December 1984). The major change I would make to that report is its title. It should refer to ‘market failure,’ not the economic jargon of...

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2001

The Ontario government transferred the cost of provincial social housing programs to municipalities in January of 1998. The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing put the total cost, at that time, at $905 million. Last year, the ministry started billing municipalities for the cost of the provincial bureaucrats who administer Ontario’s social housing programs. About 250,000 social housing households are directly affected by the...

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2000

By endorsing the TDRC, these city councils, national organizations and citizens of Canada indicate their support for our declaration that homelessness in Canada is a National Disaster. Our Emergency Declaration reads: "That the Provincial and Federal Governments be requested to declare homelessness a national disaster requiring emergency humanitarian relief and be urged to immediately develop and implement a National Homelessness...

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2000

Two other factors have influenced our remarks. One is what we understand to be the financial priorities of the Ontario Government The other factor is the desperate situation that more and more families in Ontario are finding themselves in. The housing situation is getting worse for lower income families, not better. We refer you to the Where1s Home report which our group was involved in releasing a few months ago. … Rental housing vacancy...

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2000

As the Government of Ontario prepares for the year 2000 budget, co-op members from every part of the province have an important message for this committee: please don’t ignore the serious housing crisis facing Ontario. The government has a responsibility to take action to ensure that everyone has a decent place to call home. We have two concerns to present to the committee today. The province must ensure: - there is enough new...

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009

Mr. Speaker, today I am pleased to share with you some of the initiatives the Department of Health and Social Services has undertaken in the area of homelessness. The Small Community Homelessness Fund is an application based program currently supporting five projects that benefit homeless individuals in small communities.

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2000

Canada's municipalities are on the front lines of the battle against homelessness and I can't think of a better group to meet with and discuss how we can win this battle than people like you who are working with the problem at the local level. Homelessness is something that Canadians have identified as one of their major concerns. And well it should be. We see it in municipalities all across the country. This issue of...

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