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Government of Canada Helps People Who Are Homeless or at Risk of Homelessness in Thompson

119 Government of Canada Helps People Who Are Homeless or at Risk of Homelessness in ThompsonTHOMPSON, MANITOBA–(Marketwire – July 18, 2012) – Vulnerable people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness will have greater access to shelter and support services, announced the Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety and Member of Parliament for Provencher, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development.

“Our government is giving a hand-up to Canadians with housing needs and is helping to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty,” said Minister Toews. “We are pleased to partner with the Thompson Homeless Shelter and support community efforts to find local solutions to help those who are homeless.”

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Solutions to homelessness

Lore Krill Housing Co-op The build is named for Lore Krill a housing activist in Vancouver, B.C. It would not exist today without pressure from the public to address the issue.  The funding to build the Co-op came from the government in the form of a loan to be repaid over 35 years. There are three tiers of membership that have to be maintained. […] Continue reading →

Councillor pitches free transit for city’s homeless

A Vancouver city councillor is concerned homeless people will miss the bus when TransLink’s new Compass Card system becomes operational. Coun. Geoff Meggs has tabled a motion to be debated next week to find a solution with the province and other service providers so homeless people can use transit once fare gates are in effect. […] Continue reading →

State of the Homeless in Canada

On June 19th, Homeless Hub released their State of Homelessness in Canada 2013. I, along with many friends within the not-for-profit sector, was eagerly awaiting the data as the issue of accurately documenting the numbers related to homelessness has been a long standing challenge. According to the research, on any given night in Canada, there […] Continue reading →