YIMBY T-shirts support new location of Charlottetown community outreach centre

A Charlottetown woman wants to turn a NIMBY moment over the location of a community outreach centre into a YIMBY movement. Sarah MacEachern is heading up a group of concerned citizens who are printing and selling T-shirts with the slogan YIMBY: yes in my backyard. “As a group of people who care and who value every […]

‘There are times I sit here and cry,’ renter says of housing situation

People trying to end homelessness in the region echo what those feeling the crunch are saying: People say they are at the breaking point and something needs to be done soon. The City of Barrie currently has the fourth-highest rental rates in Canada. On average, a one-bedroom apartment in the city rents for $1,650 per month, which […]

Injured Vancouver homeless man who spoke out about tent cities has died

Carl Sinclair, whose assault last fall at a tent city in Vancouver’s Strathcona Park helped fuel calls for housing and support for people living there, has died. Mr. Sinclair’s beating went unreported for 12 hours as he lay injured in the park and ultimately forced the amputation of his leg. After time in hospital and […]

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 […]

Homeless people coming to Sudbury present challenges

Original Article: https://northernontario.ctvnews.ca/homeless-people-coming-to-sudbury-present-challenges-1.5416685 here has been a recent increase in homeless people in Sudbury with an influx of people from other areas coming to the city. It’s an increase people who work with the homeless see every spring but there are concerns about people travelling in the pandemic and bringing the virus with them. “There […]