Homeless in Sudbury are living in YMCA parking lot

SUDBURY — Makeshift homeless shelters have again popped up on city property in Sudbury. This time in the underground parking lot of the YMCA in the downtown core. Homeless people say they want to be close to resources, but officials say camping is prohibited on city-owned property. “People are trying to stay close to whatever […]

How one woman overcame homelessness and found community through surfing

“I was homeless for 403 days.” Hannah Green’s story is one of sadness and suffering, survival and surfing. When we talk, she is in a good place. Her raw, powerful memoir has just come out, she has a job as a lived experience specialist at the Centre For Homelessness Impact in Scarborough and is volunteering […]

Changing How We Treat Homelessness With a “Culture of Care”

According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, over half a million individuals from every region, family status, gender, and racial/ethnic group in the U.S. experienced homelessness last year. Tragically, this number has been growing in recent years, even before the COVID-19 pandemic began. Solutions to this crisis include rapid rehousing, crisis response systems, and […]

Mayor won’t allow homeless tent cities in Montreal this summer

Montreal’s mayor says she won’t tolerate temporary “tent” cities this summer. “For us, it’s never a solution to be sleeping outside, and we are not going to tolerate organized camping sites,” said Valérie Plante. “We are not going in this direction.” The mayor made her comments at a Thursday morning press conference where she spoke […]