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RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

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RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2002
JOURNAL NAME: Social Forces
RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

Humiliation; incarceration, stigma, loss of respect, humiliation; these and other formal and informal sanctions represent the costs of crime discussed in most research on the decision to offend. Yet, classical theorists recognized other costs, including the possibility of physical harm. We revive this abandoned insight, arguing that danger—the possibility of pain—plays a key role in people’s decisions to offend. Although the state typically...

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2008

H2h is a participatory community exchange utilizing the immense practical knowledge of people who have experienced homelessness. The "experts" at this exchange are individuals of all ages who know first hand what it is like to live without a home. The format and content of the exchange have been developed by a team of formerly homeless youth, younger and older adults. Exchange participants will include: people who have...

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

In the spring of 2006, in the midst of a regional round table discussion on homelessness in different regions of Quebec, we noticed that many practitioners were worried about the role of shelters and of their importance in addressing the problem. What is the mission of these shelters? Are they the solution or are they merely a reproduction of conditions one would find in an asylum? Can we, from these shelters, foresee a way out from off the...

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 1999

Information on stays and days spent in shelters is among the most basic of data collected through administrative records of homeless facilities. This paper goes over methods by which to analyze this data and which yield results that contribute to understanding the dynamics of how people use shelters. First, the paper shows ways to convert shelter stays, however they may be measured, into standardized units called episodes. The second section...

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2008

The 2008 Forum on Social Housing and Homelessness is designed for Social Housing Service Managers, shelter providers, and community agencies in Ontario. This forum has been organized by the Ontario Municipal Social Services Association (OMSSA), the Service Manager Housing Network (SMHN) and the Ontario Association of Hostels (OAH). The theme for this year’s forum, "Connecting the Dots, is reflected in the main message...

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2008

Often when people think of homeless service providers the second thing thought of after a bed is food. Currently rising food prices are causing problems for many throughout the world and there seems to be a growing awareness that Canada’s shelters, drop-ins and food banks are no exception. While not new concerns, this does highlight such questions as the reliability of food donations and the ability to balance health and affordability in...

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2008

It’s well known that Aboriginal people are over-represented amongst Canada’s homeless population. While often working with people from First Nation communities, non-Aboriginal service providers may have varying degrees of cultural awareness and familiarity with the diverse issues and causes of Aboriginal homelessness. Perhaps a shared lack of familiarity is also limiting collaboration between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal organizations, or...

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2008

Have you ever wondered what the police think about their dealings with homeless people? Police are required to interact with homeless people and homeless service providers for a variety of reasons and do so in a variety of ways. These interactions may be considered helpful, fraught with tension, necessary or completely unwanted. Join us at this teleforum where we will hear the views of police officers on their relationship with the...

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

This is the handout for the 2006 HMIS Conference Workshop, "Understanding the Extent and Nature of Homelessness at the Local Level: Implementing More Efficient and Accurate Point-in-Time Counts."

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

September 19, 2007 Workshop Programme on community-based research for women and children, put on by the Women & Children's Health Research Institute in Edmonton, AB. Notes to be added to their website shortly...

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 1990

This document summarizes the first New York State conference on adult education for the homeless. The conference addressed issues facing homeless people, such as education, social services, employment and training, housing, drug and substance abuse, and mental health. Successful programs, policies, practices, and the latest research were highlighted. Concurrent and cooperative workshops were held by the New York State Life Management...

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 1995

Toronto is the primary reception area for Canada’s immigrants and refugees. Since the early 1970s approximately one-third of immigrants and refugees coming to Canada each year have settled in the Toronto area, which has only about thirteen percent of Canada’s population. The number of immigrants entering Canada, and settling initially in the Toronto area, increased dramatically in the late 1980s and early 1990s. For Toronto, the numbers...

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 1991

This document contains papers presented at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (NIAA) Research Conference in January 1991. Paper topics include: housing, poverty, prevention of homelessness, and the impact of substance abuse on homeless families. [abstract]

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

Objective: To identify and explore common myths about mental illness, compared to realities, based on a community sample of psychiatric consumer/survivors.

Design: This Community-University Research Alliance (CURA) has used a participatory action research design, incorporating qualitative and quantitative measures to facilitate a capacity building, community-development approach in addressing issues of mental health and housing.

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JOURNAL NAME: Canadian Conference on Homelessness
RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2005

This is a PowerPoint presentation from the Canadian Conference on Homelessness that took place in York University in 2005

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

A PowerPoint presentation presented at the National Alliance to End Homelessness Annual Conference by David Pollio, Sanna Thompson, and Norweeta Milburn. Monday, July 17, 2006.

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2001

Proceedings of Statistics Canada’s Symposium 2001 - Achieving Data Quality in a Statistical Agency: A Methodological PerspectiveThe French survey of homeless people using support services is unique because of its scope and the conditions under which it was conducted. About 4,000 users of shelters and soup kitchens were surveyed in January and February 2001. Because some users move from one service point to another, it is necessary to collect...

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

In a country whose citizens enjoy a quality of life that ranks among the highest in the world, there are many Canadians that struggle to maintain both basic necessities of living and personal health. Over the past few years, understanding of the magnitude and nature of the problems caused by health inequalities and the health of the poor has increased due to a recent explosion of interest in the topic (Kaplan & Lynch, 1997; Gwatkin,...

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

Presentation Slides presented to the Community Services Committee about SCPI - Supporting Communities Partnership Initiative investments made, what Toronto did with the funds (scorecard), and investments still required from the federal government.

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

This page on the Alliance to End Homelessness website contains all the conference proceeding notes and other documents from the 2007 Community Forum on Homelessness that was held in honor of National Housing Day, Nov 22, 2007.

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: 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: 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.

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