Undergrad students in Waterloo face housing cost, quality issues — some living in cars or parks: survey

A new report from the Waterloo Undergraduate Students’ Association (WUSA) suggests many students struggle to find affordable and quality places to live, with some saying they even experienced homelessness.  The student association sent an online survey to 35,844 undergraduates and heard back from 1,593 between December 2020 and January 2021, with 1,251 responding fully. Of the about 1,200 who responded […]

Opinion: Anti-homeless architecture is the pinnacle of stupidity

Anti-homeless architecture is one of the top three most stupid things in the world, falling short only to Elon Musk and people who dislike “Pokémon.” A form of hostile and exclusionary design, anti-homeless architecture comes in many shapes and sizes. Some are more obvious, like large spikes under bridges; others are subtle, taking the form […]

UBC Student group donates 4000+ masks to charity to support homeless youth

Student group UBC Dollar Project has worked throughout the pandemic to support Vancouver’s homeless youth by providing masks and other supplies to charity organization Covenant House Vancouver. Each year the UBC Dollar Project, a self-described “global issues club” rooted in collective action, helps one community organization. This year — with help from Cadillac Fairview Pacific […]

Tiny homes part of effort to battle homelessness among mentally ill

On the last day of Mental Health Month, ABC11 highlights an uplifting story about a real grassroots effort to help the mentally ill. Construction is underway on the Tiny Home Village at the Farm at Penny Road for the mentally ill in Chatham County. “Affordable housing is a major driver of homelessness for many people […]

Nova Scotia earmarks $6.4 million for affordable housing in Halifax and Annapolis Valley

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia government is pledging $6.4 million to create permanent supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness in Halifax and the Annapolis Valley. Announced Monday, the funding will provide the Affordable Housing Association of Nova Scotia with $3.5 million to purchase properties in the Halifax area. The province has also committed $1.8 million […]

Union leader calls on city to help after homeless group displaced from Al’s Pub

A local union leader is moved with compassion for people displaced from their place of residence at Al’s Corner Pub on James Street, calling for more direct action for those faced with homelessness. It is believed those displaced were among a group of people gathered Friday at the corner of Albert Street and Gore Street. […]

Study recommends ‘hub’ not shelter to tackle homelessness

Study results are in, and the recommendations could see Collingwood blaze a trail that would save dollars while doing more to help people experiencing homelessness in South Georgian Bay. As their first major act as the new operating agency for Out of the Cold Collingwood, the David Busby Centre is releasing the outcomes of the […]

No quick fix to homelessness, Prince George mayor says

The opioid crisis, mental health issues and homelessness aren’t just Prince George issues but are complicated social problems seen across the country, Mayor Lyn Hall said. “This is a very complex issue,” Hall said. “I’ve had numerous conversations with non-profit organizations, organizations that provide housing, and across the spectrum. This city has been partnered with Northern […]