Advocates call on City of Prince George to rethink homeless camp teardown

Protestors pitched tents at city hall Monday night in show of support for homeless community. Advocates for homeless people in Prince George, B.C., are calling on the city to rethink plans to evict people from a homeless encampment in the city’s downtown core. Last week, the City of Prince George announced plans to evict people […]

Father’s Day dinner for those experiencing homelessness in Sudbury

SUDBURY — After taking some time away to focus on his own health Bob Johnston says he’s happy to be back serving the homeless population in Sudbury. He’s the founder of Tomorrow’s Hope, a volunteer based organization that provides breakfast and lunch 7 days a week to those in need at the Grace Family church […]

Her Name was Margaret: New book explores life and death of homeless Hamilton woman

‘When you know someone’s name, it’s harder to look away,’ Denise Davy says A woman who grew up playing piano and accordion in Barbados and died after years of experiencing homelessness in Hamilton is at the heart of Denise Davy’s new book, Her Name Was Margaret: Life and Death on the Streets. Margaret Jacobson — known at the shelters as Princess Margaret […]

Aging research seek solutions to homelessness among Canada’s older population

Simon Fraser University gerontology adjunct professor Sarah Canham is leading a research project examining how to support older people experiencing homelessness in three Canadian cities. The Aging in the Right Place (AIRP) initiative is receiving funding, announced this week, from the National Housing Strategy’s Collaborative Housing Research Network (CHRN). The AIRP partnership is a five year, […]