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Guelph-Wellington launches cold weather response program
Dec 21, 2016
Extreme cold not needed to trigger a cold weather program for homeless
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Sudbury joining the push to end youth homelessness
Dec 21, 2016
Push for Change campaign comes to Sudbury Jan. 15-16
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Massive drop in housing prices would still leave Canadian households with more equity than debt
Dec 20, 2016
Massive drop in housing prices would still leave Canadian households with more equity than debt
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Push for Change anti-homelessness tour makes stop in Cambridge
Dec 19, 2016
Push for Change anti-homelessness tour makes stop in Cambridge
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Our Community: Club adds to Sally Ann toy drive
Dec 18, 2016
Members of the Century Toppers Rod and Custom Car Club have donated $2,000 to the Salvation Army for much-needed toys.
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Councilors support topping up emergency housing fund
Dec 16, 2016
Councilors support topping up emergency housing fund
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To tackle the housing crisis, advocates need to focus on more than just homes and homelessness-
Dec 16, 2016
To tackle the housing crisis, advocates need to focus on more than just homes and homelessness
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Salvation Army Hoping for Final-Week Boost for Christmas Kettle Campaign
Dec 16, 2016
Salvation Army Hoping for Final-Week Boost for Christmas Kettle Campaign
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OPINION It’s time that food security be on the table
Dec 15, 2016
It's time that food security be on the table
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Brandon homeless shelter expands in time for cold snap, increased need
Dec 14, 2016
Brandon homeless shelter expands in time for cold snap, increased need
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Cambridge mom says opening hydro bill 'just destroys me inside'
Dec 14, 2016
Adele Benoit's story 'being echoed across the province,' NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says
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Hamilton anti-poverty activists win funding battle in long war against program cuts-
Dec 12, 2016
Hamilton anti-poverty activists win funding battle in long war against program cuts
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Annual Christmas backpack project a labour of love for volunteers
Dec 09, 2016
Volunteers help assemble items for inclusion in backpacks to be handed out to homeless individuals in the region.
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Hydro One to reconnect 1,400 customers cut off for nonpayment-
Dec 07, 2016
Hydro One to reconnect 1,400 customers cut off for nonpayment
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Providing A Way Home for homeless youth in Kamloops
Nov 29, 2016
Providing A Way Home for homeless youth in Kamloops
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Sleep Out Challenge being held at Lambton College
Nov 25, 2016
A group of Lambton College students and faculty planned to spend Friday night in the school's gym, to raise awareness, and money, for efforts to end youth homelessness in Canada.
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CMHC report highlights need for more affordable housing
Nov 22, 2016
CMHC report highlights need for more affordable housing
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Canada: Recent Developments Of Importance In Property Leasing: Part II
Nov 15, 2016
Canada: Recent Developments Of Importance In Property Leasing: Part II
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Governments of Canada and Ontario Celebrate New Affordable Housing in London and Area
Nov 10, 2016
Governments of Canada and Ontario Celebrate New Affordable Housing in London and Area
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Utility Assistance Funding Runs Out
Oct 29, 2016
All of the funding that makes up the United Way's utility assistance program has dried up for the year and waiting lists are running long.
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Province Investing in Communities Across Ontario
Oct 29, 2016
Support for 152 Projects Helps Build Healthy, Vibrant Communities
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Orillia-area groups join push for change
Oct 26, 2016
Orillia-area groups join 'Push For Change' The Orillia and Area Push For Change Committee gathered outside the opera house Monday in anticipation of an upcoming visit by Joe Roberts
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Advocates say an end to homelessness is within reach
Oct 20, 2016
Situation still at 'crisis' levels, but Canada is making progress through strategy, spending, report finds
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Good Shepherd Centre feeds the needy for Thanksgiving
Oct 10, 2016
Good Shepherd also serves meals for Christmas and Easter, and has served a free Thanksgiving lunch to the homeless
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New Mortgage Rules Keep Canadians Safe From Housing Crash
Oct 05, 2016
New Mortgage Rules Keep Canadians Safe From Housing Crash
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Four major changes to Canada’s housing rules
Oct 03, 2016
Four major changes to Canada's housing rules
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Unique program gives homeless youth a roof and a new start
Sep 28, 2016
Eva's Phoenix shelter and training program for homeless youth reopens Wednesday in former city waterworks building.
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Mayors form alliance to push for housing cash
Sep 25, 2016
Friday's housing summit will put pressure on senior governments to commit serious, stable money to build and fix affordable housing.
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Premier Kathleen Wynne calls Ontario hydro rates an ‘urgent issue’ for her government
Sep 07, 2016
Premier Kathleen Wynne calls Ontario hydro rates an 'urgent issue' for her government
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Finding Shelter for Homeless LGBT Youth
Aug 28, 2016
Finding Shelter for Homeless LGBT Youth
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More than 4,000 Londoners walked away from electricity bills, forcing London Hydro to write off almost $700,000
Aug 19, 2016
More than 4,000 Londoners walked away from electricity bills, forcing London Hydro to write off almost $700,000
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Rural Ontario 'in crisis' due to high hydro rates, local United Way head says
Jul 29, 2016
Rural Ontario 'in crisis' due to high hydro rates, local United Way head says
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Taking Pride In Creating Authentic Spaces For LGBTQ2S Homeless Youth
Jun 27, 2016
Even though we still have a long way to go, we must acknowledge how far we have come. It has been an eventful year with important milestones for LGBTQ2S communities across Canada. Great strides have finally been made in the area of LGBTQ2S youth homelessness -- something we have fought hard for over the past decade.
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Ontario Moving Forward with Basic Income Pilot
Jun 24, 2016
The province has appointed the Honourable Hugh Segal to provide advice on the design and implementation of a Basic Income Pilot in Ontario, as announced in the 2016 Budget.
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Hog Jog 2016 – Supporting Homeless Youth
Jun 23, 2016
A record breaking twenty-three teams raised $45,000 in this year’s Hog Jog, with all proceeds donated to Stratford/Perth Shelterlink, an organization established in 1991 to support youth ages 16-24, who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
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Investments in Affordable Housing in Canada
Jun 21, 2016
Investments in Affordable Housing in Canada
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Niagara facing $1M Ontario Works shortfall
Jun 21, 2016
Niagara facing $1M Ontario Works shortfall
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Ontario Ensuring Vulnerable Families Keep Full Canada Child Benefit
Jun 17, 2016
As part of its commitment to combat child poverty, Ontario will ensure that families receiving social assistance fully benefit from the proposed new federal Canada Child Benefit (CCB), without any provincial 'clawback'.
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Ontario's 2017 Rent Increase Guideline Set at 1.5 Per Cent
Jun 17, 2016
Province Committed to Affordable Housing. Ontario has set the guideline on rent increases for 2017 at 1.5 per cent.
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Governments of Canada and Ontario Celebrate New Affordable Rental Housing in Hamilton
Jun 17, 2016
The Governments of Canada and Ontario, along with the City of Hamilton, are celebrating the official opening of new affordable rental housing for low-income individuals and families in Hamilton. Rudy Hulst Commons, which opened in late May, provides 47 affordable apartments in Hamilton's east end.
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Description of Changes to Ministries
Jun 13, 2016
Description of Changes to Ministries
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Actions to Assist Low-Income Households and Vulnerable Communities
Jun 08, 2016
Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan includes measures to reduce the impact of cap and trade on low-income households and vulnerable communities.
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Ontario Needs to Lead in Stopping Youth Homelessness
Jun 02, 2016
Ontario has the opportunity to be a leader in eliminating youth homelessness through a targeted strategy that would not only manage the crisis but prevent it, according to a new report released by the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness (Homeless Hub) at York University and A Way Home Canada.
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Ontario needs strategy to end youth homelessness: Report
Jun 02, 2016
Ending youth homelessness is key to preventing chronic homelessness, report says.
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Ontario Supports Crisis Counselling for LGBTQ2S Youth
May 31, 2016
Ontario is providing up to $1.5 million over three years for a mental health support crisis services centre in downtown Toronto for LGBTQ2S youth experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
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New Housing Project in Essex County Receives $278,000 in Provincial Funding
May 26, 2016
As part of Ontario's three-year, $810 million investment to support the transformation and modernization of developmental services, Ontario is investing more than $2 million over two years in six creative community-based housing initiatives for adults with developmental disabilities.
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New Housing Project in Sarnia receives $94,360 in Provincial Funding
May 26, 2016
The project, led by Lambton County Developmental Services, will provide affordable housing for two people to live in their own homes. It focuses on person-directed planning and promotes independence by giving people a home in the community of their choice.
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Ontario Investing up to $900M in Energy Retrofits for Social Housing, Private Residential Apartment Buildings
May 25, 2016
Climate Change Action Plan Will Reduce GHGs, Create Jobs, Support Sustainable Communities
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Ontario Introduces Legislation to Encourage More Affordable Housing
May 18, 2016
Province to Allow Municipalities to Use Inclusionary Zoning Policies
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Proposed Amendments to Promote Affordable Housing
May 18, 2016
Ontario has introduced legislative amendments to the Planning Act, the Development Charges Act, the Housing Services Act and the Residential Tenancies Act that would, if passed, help ensure that the people of Ontario have better access to affordable and adequate housing.
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Ontario mulls changes to rental rules, prompting concern from tenants groups
May 02, 2016
Ontario mulls changes to rental rules, prompting concern from tenants groups
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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne talks affordable housing, LRT in Hamilton
May 02, 2016
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne talks affordable housing, LRT in Hamilton
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Hamilton’s sizzling housing market has few worries
May 02, 2016
One of Ontario's hottest areas thanks to 'migration' from cities like Toronto
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Bad Laws Are Worse Than Bad Enforcement
May 02, 2016
These laws also perpetuate prejudice against people living in homelessness and poverty, dehumanizing and reducing them to a problem to be regulated.
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Better roads to affordable housing than Ontario’s inclusionary zoning
May 02, 2016
Better roads to affordable housing than Ontario's inclusionary zoning
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Energy Retrofits Coming to Toronto Social Housing
May 02, 2016
Ontario Invests Nearly $43 Million in Retrofits to Fight Climate Change
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Ontario Transforming Housing and Homelessness System
May 02, 2016
Province Announces Update to Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy
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Ontario to introduce legislation that would boost affordable housing units
May 02, 2016
Ontario to introduce legislation that would boost affordable housing units
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Homelessness In Canada Has Common Causes Across Nation, 'Census' Finds
May 02, 2016
Homelessness In Canada Has Common Causes Across Nation, 'Census' Finds
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Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy Update
May 02, 2016
In support of Ontario's updated Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy, Ontario is taking the following initiatives
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5 things to know about Hamilton's homelessness count
May 02, 2016
Hamilton is participating in a point-in-time count of its homeless population
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4 Ways Youth Should Not Spend A Night Away From Home
May 02, 2016
the 360° Experience
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It's Time For Canada To Test A Basic Income
May 02, 2016
The Senate is calling on the government to create a pilot project that would test a basic income in Canada, also known as a guaranteed annual income.
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Advocates plead to save program that pays bills for people in need
May 02, 2016
Advocates of a program that sees trustees help residents with budgeting say its demise will leave more people homeless. But the city says its hands are tied.
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I Fled My Country For Canada After Being Diagnosed With PTSD
May 02, 2016
I think the way that mental health is made to be a demon in my country, homelessness is made to be a demon in Toronto.
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Ontario Investing $92 Million to Create Jobs and Retrofit Social Housing
May 02, 2016
Green Investment Fund Fighting Climate Change, Growing Ontario’s Economy
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Waterloo Region opts out of national homelessness census
May 02, 2016
The 24-hour count was originally scheduled to take place in January but never unfortunately did not to fruition.
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After record-breaking 2015, look for Hamilton housing to stay hot this year
May 02, 2016
2015 will definitely be a record year. 2016 and 2017 will be a little lower than 2015
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New Ontario affordable housing laws could mean big choices for big cities
Mar 14, 2016
New Ontario affordable housing laws could mean big choices for big cities
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Ontario Supports New Women's Shelter in Elgin County
Aug 21, 2015
Province Helping to Strengthen Protections for Women and Children
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Ontario Building a New Multi-Service Centre in Prescott-Russell
Aug 21, 2015
Province Investing $4 Million to Help Protect and Support Families
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Real Estate Dreams Dashed: Priced Out And Resigned To Renting
Aug 21, 2015
"Unless we were to win the lottery, I don't see it happening," she says.
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Ontario Supporting People with Developmental Disabilities
Aug 21, 2015
Lanark County to Pilot New Housing
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Ontario Ensuring Municipal Legislation Continues to Serve Communities
Aug 21, 2015
Province Seeking Input to Build Financially-Sustainable, Open and Accountable Communities
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Here's Where House Prices Are Rising And Falling Across Canada
Aug 21, 2015
The Teranet/National Bank house price index hit a new record high in July, largely due to strong growth in the Toronto area and Vancouver, while many other cities struggled with falling house prices.
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Governments of Canada and Ontario Celebrate New Affordable Housing in Toronto
Aug 21, 2015
The official opening of new affordable rental homes for low and moderate-income seniors and families was held today in Toronto.
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Ontario's 2016 Rent Increase Guideline Set at 2.0 Per Cent
Aug 21, 2015
Ontario has set the guideline on rent increases for 2016 at 2.0 per cent.
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Ontario Announces New Disaster Recovery Assistance Programs
Aug 21, 2015
Province to Better Support Individuals and Municipalities Following Natural Disasters
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Governments of Canada and Ontario Celebrate New Affordable Rental Housing in Waterloo Region
Aug 21, 2015
The governments of Canada and Ontario celebrated the official opening of seven new affordable rental housing projects for people with disabilities and low-income individuals and families in Waterloo Region
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Long Term Affordable Housing Strategy Update Consultation
May 11, 2015
The government envisions an Ontario where every person has an affordable, suitable, and adequate home. In 2010, the Province launched the Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy.
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Willard and Sally receive provincial award
Apr 15, 2015
Ontario is recognizing 15 individuals and three organizations for their commitment to volunteerism and longstanding service to their communities by presenting them with a June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism.
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Fighting Homelessness, One Smartphone at a Time
Apr 14, 2015
Holly Leonard has been homeless on and off for years. There was a stint in jail and, more recently, a period in a women’s homeless shelter, while her husband slept in their car.
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Ontario Launches Public Consultations to Improve Access to Affordable Housing
Apr 14, 2015
Ontario is launching consultations to support a renewed Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy to ensure that the document supports the Province's goals of improving outcomes for people and ending homelessness.
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Homeless shelter looking for affordable youth housing
Apr 14, 2015
Windsor Residence Inc. is looking to partner with landlords and housing owners to secure affordable living space for homeless and at risk youth as part of its new Youth Housing First Program.
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$908 cab fare and other obstacles to food access in the north
Apr 14, 2015
There is no real grocery store in Gull Bay First Nation, an Anishinaabe community about 200 kms north of Thunder Bay. There is no good public transit connection between Gull Bay and Thunder Bay, meaning you drive. If you can't afford a car or gas, you have to take a taxi. And you had better fill that cab to the gills, because it's $908 round trip.
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Ontario funding sought for My Sisters' Place
Apr 10, 2015
A London women’s shelter that faces dwindling city funding will try to tap into a novel provincial fund.
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Brantford homeless shelter offering much more, all year
Apr 10, 2015
Out of the Cold shelter renamed the Brantford Welcome In Resource Centre
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Homeless youth flock to Windsor drop-in Centre
Apr 10, 2015
The only drop-in centre for homeless and at-risk youth in Windsor has seen an increase in activity.
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Better future ahead for Langley City, mayor says
Apr 09, 2015
Langley City Mayor Ted Schaffer is looking forward to a better, healthier future for the community he has called home for more than 30 years.
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Mental health crisis workers join Guelph Police team
Apr 09, 2015
Within this population, crisis workers see people who have very complex needs. Most have multiple layers of issues related to mental health, addiction, trauma, and homelessness
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Man avoids homelessness after error causes eviction
Apr 07, 2015
Andrew McLean was forced to leave his apartment after a government computer glitch caused his disability benefits to come late.
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County welcomes funding to fight homelessness
Apr 07, 2015
The Ontario government recently reconfirmed its $587-million commitment to help end homelessness.
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Hidden Homelessness in the Suburbs
Apr 07, 2015
While homelessness is often thought of as a downtown phenomenon, experts warn of "hidden homelessness" in the suburbs.
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Housing, transit ‘huge’ issues for impoverished
Apr 04, 2015
Ontario’s commitment to infuse $587 million to help families and individuals at risk of homelessness get the housing that best suits their needs is a step in the right direction, albeit, a “drop in the bucket”, Poverty Action For Change Coalition chairperson Tom Pearson said.
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Homelessness funding gets major boost in Niagara
Apr 02, 2015
NIAGARA — Efforts to chip away at pervasive homelessness Niagara got a big boost this week, with news that the Region is getting millions of dollars more in provincial funding over the next two years.
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County of Lambton secures $4.4 million in provincial funding to address homelessness over next two years
Apr 02, 2015
Sarnia-Lambton anti-homelessness advocates plan to investigate the possible introduction of subsidized retirement home beds locally to help the increasing number of seniors who are struggling with both health problems and inadequate housing.
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Homelessness funding for Grey-Bruce
Mar 31, 2015
Grey and Bruce counties are again receiving funding to prevent and address homelessness.
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Ontario puts $587 million toward ‘ending homelessness’
Mar 30, 2015
This spring’s budget will commit the Liberals to spending $587 million over the next two years to combat homelessness, Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Ted McMeekin says.
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Keeping the homelessness conversation going
Mar 25, 2015
Last week I told you about something coming Saturday, March 28: the Earth Hour Super-Drive, where you can donate food or clothing and sell your electronic junk to the Barrie Green Party behind 110 Dunlop St. W. between 10 a.m. and noon.
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Vancouver's mayor fails on homelessness pledge with hundreds still living outside
Mar 22, 2015
When first elected mayor of Vancouver in 2008 Gregor Roberston promised to abolish homelessness in the city by 2015. What happened? The Province talked to homeless people in the Downtown Eastside.
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City taking part in campaign to detail homelessness
Mar 20, 2015
Hamilton is one of three Ontario municipalities taking part in the 20,000 Homes Campaign, which will start in April with a registry of those sleeping on the streets using volunteers
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Ontario withdraws charges against homeless woman who built her own cabin
Mar 19, 2015
Darlene Necan, a homeless woman from northern Ontario, plans to move into the cabin she built herself after the provincial government withdrew its charges against her in court today.
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Windsor's Only Women's Emergency Homeless Shelter Receives Funding
Feb 03, 2015
The Welcome Centre Shelter for Women has received Ontario Trillium Foundation funding over a five year period to hire a Director of Community Engagement.
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Ontario Appoints Panel to Look at Ending Long-term Homelessness
Jan 26, 2015
Ontario is taking an important step to help break the cycle of poverty by establishing an Expert Advisory Panel on Homelessness.
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Toronto experts to advise Ontario on how to end homelessness
Jan 26, 2015
A doctor at St. Michael’s Hospital, a York University professor and a local anti-poverty activist are among 13 experts appointed Tuesday to help Ontario draft its promised strategy to end homelessness.
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Ontario's housing crisis is also a health crisis
Sep 28, 2014
Whether we've managed to buy our dream home or are simply dreaming of having a home, few things matter to us more than where we live. Our homes can be a large part of our identity. But they're much more than that. Research demonstrates that decent housing is fundamental to our health.
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Homeless shelter shuts down to make way for condo
Sep 28, 2014
Fifteen months after city council voted to open up more shelter space, a 50-bed facility for homeless men has quietly closed its doors.
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Program offers palliative care for homeless
Sep 28, 2014
TORONTO - They're too often the forgotten people - or the ones many of us turn a blind eye to as we pass a street corner where they might implore us for extra change: the homeless living rough outside through all kinds of weather or those precariously housed in a cot-for-the-night shelter or a decaying rooming house.
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The Backlash Against "Homeless Spikes" Misses the Point
Sep 28, 2014
Stories about "homeless spikes" created a collective gasp on the Internet. One popular publication asked its Facebook fans whether the spikes were immoral, and nearly everyone emphatically said "yes". When Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre realized such spikes existed in Montreal he forced the property owner to remove them.
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Today a Homeless Man Slept On My Porch. Tomorrow It Might Be Yours
Sep 28, 2014
This is yet another example of how, like it or not, homelessness impacts all of us in various ways. Injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere. And this morning, injustice woke up on my front porch. Tomorrow, it could be yours.
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Ontario to tackle homelessness in new anti-poverty plan
Sep 03, 2014
Ontario is aiming to end homelessness in the province as it scrambles to meet its poverty reduction deadline.
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'Housing First' approach may put homeless youth last, report warns
Jun 20, 2014
OTTAWA -- A new report says the success of so-called "Housing First" programs could have a limited impact on young Canadians living on the streets.
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Study finds 'housing first' strategy saves money, keeps people off street
Jun 20, 2014
OTTAWA -- New conclusions by the Mental Health Commission of Canada suggest the "housing first" approach to battling homelessness is showing real results.
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Housing First Model: Combating Homelessness
Jun 20, 2014
Today, we look at a proposal to combat homelessness: Give the poor a place to live. It sounds perfectly obvious, but it just may be that providing a patchwork of emergency services for a street person is a lot more expensive than first finding them a roof.
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NPR Housing First Report
Jun 20, 2014
In the yearlong special reporting project Housing First, NPR News explores the housing dilemmas of Americans with special needs -- and how lack of housing can stymie their efforts to join mainstream society.
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HOUSING STABILITY: Poor, advocates fight change of aid fund from grants to loans
Jun 16, 2014
Families living hand to mouth could end up in dire straits and even homeless if proposed London cuts to emergency aid go through, a community worker warns.
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Canadian & Ontario Governments Facing Appeal by Homeless Ontarians in Historic Rights Case
Jun 16, 2014
Many homeless people don't vote, shelter manager says, because they don't have ID or are jaded with politics.
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New name, new project for affordable housing provider
Jun 16, 2014
Main Street location boasts 47-unit complex. Affordable housing provider Indwell is celebrating its 40th birthday with a new name, a new home and an aggressive expansion plan.
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Housing Stability Fund running out
Jun 16, 2014
Staff looking for approval to dip into reserve funds to continue to help residents avoid eviction.
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Giving voice to the 'other side of the tracks'
Jun 16, 2014
An Orillia youth hasn't graduated from high school yet, but he's already dealt with homelessness and related the experiences from his troubled life in a hip-hop song he says has been downloaded more than 15,000 times.
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Ontario man walking across Canada to raise homelessness awareness
Jun 05, 2014
Jason McComb, 37, of St. Thomas, Ont. is drawing on his own personal experience as a homeless person in encouraging people during a cross-Canada trek to give a meaningful hand up to people struggling in life.
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Canadian & Ontario Governments Facing Appeal by Homeless Ontarians in Historic Rights Case
Jun 05, 2014
Today, lawyers for a group of homeless and inadequately housed Ontarians appear at the Ontario Court of Appeal to argue for the opportunity to have their landmark legal challenge against the federal and provincial governments heard.
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Homelessness exists in the North
Jun 05, 2014
Homelessness in Northern Ontario is different than that in the south or large urban centres, delegates at the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities heard Thursday.
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Homeless plead for day in court in landmark Charter case
Jun 05, 2014
Canada's homeless deserve their day in court, human rights lawyers argue before Ontario Court of Appeal in landmark homeless Charter case.
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Canadian Initiatives Fighting Youth Homelessness to Be Honoured With Awards Dedicated to Cory Monteith
Jun 05, 2014
The annual Eva's Awards for Ending Youth Homelessness, hosted by Toronto-based charity Eva's Initiatives and sponsored by the Sprott Foundation in collaboration with Virgin Unite, will this year be given in honour of the late Cory Monteith.
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Minimum wage rises: Provincial candidates 'avoiding' poverty issue?
Jun 05, 2014
Sandy Leyland figures only a politician could afford to celebrate the minimum wage hike to $11 an hour that came into effect Sunday.
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Housing before treatment a better plan for homeless: study
Apr 21, 2014
A study lauding the effectiveness of the "housing first" model for addressing homelessness couldn't have come at a better time.
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What Google searches reveal about Canada's housing market
Apr 21, 2014
Want to know when the housing market will take off? Ask Google.
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CMHC tightens mortgage insurance rules as housing market cools
Apr 21, 2014
CMHC is moving yet again to tighten the home mortgage market with changes that would make it more difficult for certain Canadians to obtain government-secured financing for real estate purchases.
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Housing market 'extremely discouraging' for first-time buyers
Apr 21, 2014
Many experts believed that the real estate market was cooling. But as the spring buying season begins, it's clear that's not true.
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War on homelessness getting boost with eight new affordable housing buildings
Apr 21, 2014
As the city's 10-year plan to end homelessness enters its seventh year, the agencies responsible for implementing it are looking at new strategies.
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United Way unveils plan to end homelessness in Winnipeg
Apr 21, 2014
The United Way unveiled a new plan Tuesday morning to end homelessness in Winnipeg.
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Ontario housing market expected to stabilize in 2014
Mar 23, 2014
The housing market in Ontario has bounced back a bit and is expected to continue the upward trend through early 2014, according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) Housing Market Outlook - Canada Edition.
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2014 Rent Increase Cap Second Lowest Since 1975
Mar 23, 2014
Ontario Government Committed to Affordable Housing. Ontario is capping rent increases for 2014 at 0.8 per cent for the province's one million tenant households -- the second lowest cap since the introduction of rent regulation 38 years ago.
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Abbotsford Task Force on Homelessness ripped for absence of those who deal with street people
Mar 23, 2014
Abbotsford's new Task Force on Homelessness is lacking "heart and soul", says a pastor who has been a voice for people living on the streets since city workers dumped chicken manure on a homeless camp last summer.
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Canada failing homeless youth, report charges
Mar 23, 2014
Canada falls short of meeting the needs of homeless youth by treating them as adults and expecting shelter care to solve the problem, according to a new report.
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Shipping container motel a solution for Estevan housing crisis
Mar 17, 2014
The CanStay Motel, made out of converted shipping containers, is housing tradespeople who have had difficulty finding affordable rental units in the small but booming city of Estevan, Sask.
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Does Toronto need a dedicated housing fund? Join our live chat, take our poll
Mar 17, 2014
Get in on the discussion with Toronto housing experts Michael Shapcott and Mark Guslits, who will discuss the city's affordable housing situation and answer questions from readers on Tuesday, March 25 at 1 p.m. EST.
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Co-op Housing Federation warning about looming crisis
Mar 17, 2014
BURNABY (NEWS1130) - As if housing and rent prices weren't already at a premium in the Lower Mainland, another crisis is looming for some low-income families, as housing co-ops slowly lose their subsidies.
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'Hot' housing market the problem
Mar 17, 2014
While Ray Phipps accurately presents the challenge bidding wars pose to homebuyers, much of his well-intentioned argument misses the mark.
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Abbotsford task force to look into addressing homelessness
Mar 17, 2014
A task force put together by the City of Abbotsford will work towards creating short-term and long-term solutions to the homelessness problem in the community.
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Homelessness Awareness
Feb 23, 2014
CBC News Homelessness Awareness
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Ontario housing market expected to stabilize in 2014
Feb 23, 2014
The housing market in Ontario has bounced back a bit and is expected to continue the upward trend through early 2014, according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) Housing Market Outlook - Canada Edition.
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2014 Rent Increase Cap Second Lowest Since 1975 - Ontario Government Committed to Affordable Housing
Feb 23, 2014
Ontario is capping rent increases for 2014 at 0.8 per cent for the province's one million tenant households -- the second lowest cap since the introduction of rent regulation 38 years ago.
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Ontario family feels pinch of Calgary housing crunch
Feb 13, 2014
An Ontario family is struggling to make ends meet after moving to Alberta to get better care for their daughter. Kevin Fleming has more.
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Canada Housing Boom In '9th Inning'; Will Market Crash Or Coast?
Feb 13, 2014
Canada's much-watched housing market is sending out mixed signals these days - even for analysts.
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Rising prices, mortgages making real estate unaffordable for many: RBC
Feb 13, 2014
RBC's latest research on the portion of average household income needed to maintain a home shows that affordability deteriorated over the summer, the second consecutive drop in as many quarters.
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Abbotsford homeless camp Saturday deadline passes
Feb 13, 2014
Tents and belongings would have to be removed from the parking lot by 4:30 p.m. PT, judge ordered
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Toronto philanthropist attempts world record, hopes to empower homeless women
Feb 13, 2014
When she was a homeless teenager, Lia Grimanis didn't think she'd live to be 21 years old.
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Putting a face on aboriginal homelessness in Montreal
Feb 13, 2014
I'm at the entrance of a big brown warehouse on de la Gauchetiere Street in a Montreal neighbourhood close to downtown. It's dark and cold, and there's blowing snow.
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Homelessness In Canada Is Shrinking, Candice Bergen, Social Development Minister Says
Feb 13, 2014
OTTAWA - Cities across the country are seeing their homeless populations shrink thanks to efforts by the federal government and its partners to provide permanent housing to those languishing on the streets, says Canada's social development minister.
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Life is Beautiful? Even the Marginalized Can Benefit from Art
Feb 13, 2014
I caught myself staring at the mountains the other day. As someone who recently moved from the concrete jungle of a big city, Vancouver is a startling place to end up in, as you're surrounded by relentless natural beauty.
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Vancouver's housing 2nd least affordable in world
Jan 22, 2014
International survey gives city dubious distinction for 6th straight year
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Canadian housing 21% overvalued, ratings agency says
Jan 22, 2014
Sky high prices in the Canadian real estate market won't be climbing for much longer, says a report by global rating agency Fitch Ratings.
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Governments of Canada and Ontario Celebrate New Affordable Rental Housing Created in London
Jan 22, 2014
The governments of Canada and Ontario celebrated the official opening of Gethsemane Gardens in London today. The construction of this new rental housing property has helped stimulate the economy and create 62 jobs in Ontario while helping meet the housing needs of low-income individuals in London.
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DECEMBER 2013 HOUSING STARTS IN TORONTO
Jan 22, 2014
Housing starts in the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) were trending at 35,519 units in December compared to 35,895 in November according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). The trend is a six month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rates (SAAR) 1 of housing starts.
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Royal LePage expects sellers' market in 2014 after year of sluggish sales
Jan 22, 2014
After home sales ramped up late in 2013, Canada's housing market should continue to favour sellers for the first part of 2014 before balancing out for the rest of the year, Royal LePage says.
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2014 rent increase to be second-lowest in two decades
Jan 22, 2014
TORONTO - Ontario will cap rent increases next year at the second lowest rate in more than two decades.
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Governments of Canada and Ontario Celebrate New Affordable Rental Housing in Kitchener
Jan 22, 2014
The governments of Canada and Ontario celebrated the official opening of 35 David Street in Kitchener today. The construction of this new rental housing property has helped stimulate the economy and create approximately 95 jobs.
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Toronto, southern Ontario shiver under extreme cold weather alert, wind chill warning as it could feel like -31
Jan 22, 2014
The city has opened up extra shelter beds and is asking residents who spot homeless people at risk from the chill to call 311 for assistance.
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Time for city and province to tackle urgent homelessness crisis
Jan 22, 2014
Everybody deserves to have a place to call home. Having a safe and affordable place to live is one of the biggest factors that affects our health. The death rate for homeless people is eight to 10 times higher than housed people of the same age.
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Arthur Manuel remembered as 'renegade' advocate for homeless
Jan 22, 2014
The founder of Toronto's first shelter for alcoholic homeless men sparked changes across Canada and the world.
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Tri-Cities find success in fight against homelessness
Nov 26, 2013
While other Metro Vancouver municipalities have seen their homeless populations grow, the Tri-Cities are headed in the other direction.
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Ontario homeless shelter starting to charge clients
Nov 26, 2013
A homeless shelter in Kenora, Ont., has started charging clients a fee in some cases to stay the night.
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Housing in Hamilton: Promoting Safe, Affordable, Healthy Housing for All
Nov 26, 2013
As Hamilton continues to grow, change and develop over time, we must continue to ask who is included and who is excluded throughout this process?
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Social housing conference draws landlords from across Ontario
Nov 26, 2013
Canada's largest social housing conference draws landlords and policy makers to tackle Ontario's critical need for affordable housing.
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Canadian housing 21% overvalued, ratings agency says
Nov 26, 2013
Ratings agency Fitch says it expects 'soft landing' for prices. Sky high prices in the Canadian real estate market won't be climbing for much longer, says a report by global rating agency Fitch Ratings.
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City losing fight against homelessness: experts
Nov 26, 2013
Jason Leween, 20, has joined the ranks of the homeless in Ottawa. Experts say the city has been unable to lower the homelessness rate over the past decade.
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City funding more beds for homeless women in Hamilton
Nov 26, 2013
As temperatures drop, the city of Hamilton is spending nearly $250,000 to provide 10 more beds to accommodate an increasing number of homeless women.
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Nine of 10 families at risk of homelessness in low-income highrises: study
Nov 26, 2013
University of Toronto findings show half live in overcrowded apartments, a third spend more than 50% of income on housing costs.
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Hamilton Housing Market to Remain Stable in 2014
Nov 19, 2013
Hamilton's housing market will remain healthy next year with average prices increasing slightly above inflation, according to Abdul Kargbo, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation's (CMHC) Senior Market Analyst for Hamilton and Brantford. CMHC presented its latest forecast for the Hamilton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) today at the annual CMHC Housing Outlook Seminar
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Ontario affordable housing waiting lists still climbing
Nov 14, 2013
Waiting lists for affordable housing in Ontario have swelled to a record 158,445 households, including almost 72,700 in Toronto.
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Nearly 160,000 Ontario households waiting for affordable housing
Nov 14, 2013
Nearly 160,000 Ontario households were waiting for affordable housing last year, according to a new report by the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association (ONPHA).
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Ontario Housing Market stabilizes in 2014
Nov 04, 2013
Ontario housing activity has regained some momentum which will persist into early 2014 before easing slightly later next year, according to the Fourth Quarter 2013 CMHC Housing Market Outlook - Canada Edition released today.
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Why a small-town couple can't even give away their home
Nov 04, 2013
An Aylmer, Ont., couple learns the realities of rural real estate the hard way
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McGuinty's housing deal was pretty sweet
Oct 26, 2013
Even though it amounted to only really changing a phrase, Government Services Minister John Milloy told us with a suitably grave face Tuesday that they were taking "strong action" to close a "serious loophole" in the rules around the ability of MPPs to expense housing allowances.
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Gen Y Struggles In Housing Market
Oct 21, 2013
Some of Generation Y is rebelling against an uphill battle of purchasing affordable homes or securing reasonable rentals by moving into non-traditional alternatives like cars, boats and collective houses.
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Canada Housing Boom In '9th Inning'; Will Market Crash Or Coast?
Oct 21, 2013
OTTAWA - Canada's much-watched housing market is sending out mixed signals these days - even for analysts.
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Local groups part of push urging premiers to focus on affordable housing
Oct 14, 2013
Anti-poverty groups based in Hamilton are part of a national campaign to convince Canada's premiers that affordable housing should be a priority at their meeting this week.
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Treaty 3 elder looks at homelessness
Sep 30, 2013
The homelessness issue in Kenora has been coming back into focus with Fall and Winter approaching, the Fellowship Centre's lack of funding, and the new regional homelessness task force.
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Co-op Housing Amendments Pass: Ontario Government Makes Dispute Resolution Simpler, Faster
Sep 30, 2013
Today, Bill 14, the Non-profit Housing Co-operatives Statute Law Amendment Act, 2013, passed third reading after debate in the Ontario legislature.
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Rural homelessness hides behind closed doors
Sep 24, 2013
In the second part of the Forester's series about homeless youth, we speak to professionals about the effects an unstable living environment can have on a child's future.
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City's 10-year housing strategy to tackle homelessness
Sep 24, 2013
OTTAWA - City council will soon consider approving a 10-year housing strategy that aims to provide a home for everyone in Ottawa.
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Homelessness: A National Crisis
Sep 24, 2013
The homeless and the City of Abbotsford have found themselves again in the nation's eye as the city shut down yet another homeless camp. Canadians watched how the homeless are dealt with in Abbotsford, however, this is not an uniquely Abbotsford issue.
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Court dismisses landmark Charter challenge on behalf of homeless Canadians
Sep 19, 2013
Judge says legislatures, not courts, are the place to combat homelessness, but lawyers say the ruling denies justice to the poor.
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High proportion of LGBTQ youth among homeless, say researchers
Sep 19, 2013
When Jessica Del Rosso was 15, she was spotted by her mother holding hands with her then-girlfriend. Soon after, she was kicked out of her family home and was forced to couch-surf at friends' homes for some time until she moved into foster care.
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CBC Report Homelessness in Canada 2013
Sep 08, 2013
Despite sporadic success in addressing homelessness in Canada, little progress has been made toward a permanent cross-country solution, says a national report into the extent of the problem. The report's initial numbers tell a grim story.
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Environmental Scan for Raising the Roof
Jul 03, 2013
My name is Lisa Toole I am a research assistant at Raising the Roof. We bring national attention to the issue of homelessness through programs that are focused on: raising awareness and understanding of the issue of homelessness.
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HOUSING IMPACTS CHILDREN'S HEALTH
Jul 02, 2013
Join paediatric colleagues and endorse the Canadian Child and Youth Health and Housing Action Statement!
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Housing Opens Doors
May 29, 2013
Housing Opens Doors has launched a media campaign called RINGS of SUPPORT.
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Landmark Homeless Charter Challenge May Never Be Heard if Government Wins Bid to Quash Case
May 26, 2013
Ottawa and Queen's Park are in court to quash a Charter challenge that alleges their lack of policies perpetuate homelessness. Go to link provided to access this article.
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Free, online Refugee Mental Health Course
May 18, 2013
If you are a housing worker or a settlement worker, providing services to refugee clients in Ontario, you are eligible to register in this CIC-funded course.
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Landlord Learning and Networking Forum 2013
May 03, 2013
Join us and learn about landlord rights and responsibilities, the trends and issues that are impacting housing providers and recent changes to the regulatory environment.
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Bill C-400.
Mar 13, 2013
Carolina Gajardo, Chair of the Housing Help Association of Ontario announced the Association's support of Bill C-400. This bill is an important step in developing a national housing strategy. Please share this information with your staff, partners and clients on the importance of passing Bill C-400 to create a nationwide housing strategy.
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TD Financial Literacy Grant Fund
Mar 11, 2013
The TD Financial Literacy Grant fund will conduct five more calls for application starting in 2013 to complete its mandate as a grantor (ending December 2015). The Fund provides grants to charitable or other non-profit organizations that serve low income and otherwise economically disadvantaged persons and groups in Canada to support and promote financial literacy.
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Mental Health Funded Projects
Mar 07, 2013
7 projects have been approved in the summer of 2012 for the Prevention of Homelessness for Those with Mental Health Issues. These projects are funded through the Homelessness Knowledge Development funding stream.
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Great holiday news as Ontario steps up with transitional funding for housing and homelessness supports
Dec 27, 2012
The Ontario government announced today that it would provide transitional funding of $42 million in 2013-14 for municipalities to develop and implement their consolidated housing and homelessness plans, which will set out how each muncipality addresses their local housing needs.
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Initial Communities Chosen for Bold New Nation-wide Program to End Youth Homelessness
Nov 20, 2012
Communities across Canada are faced with a growing crisis of youth homelessness. Kamloops (BC) and Kingston (ON) have identified youth homelessness as a priority for communities. They have been chosen to join a major national effort to significantly change the course of youth homelessness locally and across the country.
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Poverty Profiles Across the GTA
Oct 29, 2012
The Action on Poverty Riding Profiles are a joint initiative of the Durham, Hamilton, Halton, Peel, Toronto and York social planning councils. Individually, they offer a 'snapshot' of the extent and nature of poverty in 53 of the provincial/federal ridings in the 'Golden Horseshoe,' as well as an example of a positive initiative that addresses poverty at the local level.
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Road to Reintegration
Oct 29, 2012
The John Howard Society of Ontario, in partnership with Dr. O'Grady and Dr. Gaetz, successfully received a 3 year grant to examine and enhance reintegration in Ontario. As a result it has launched the Association for Effective Reintegration in Ontario (A.E.R.O) - a new venture bringing together front-line service providers, academics, government ministries and community organizations with the goal of better understanding and streamlining the reintegration process for people leaving correctional facilities in Ontario.
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Feds may backtrack on proposed reforms to refugee health policy
Jul 06, 2012
The federal government appears to have quietly backtracked on sweeping changes to its refugee health policy, a turnaround applauded by doctors even as it is denied by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
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Youth Homelessness Policy Statement: Show your support!
Jul 03, 2012
This policy statement identifies the pathways through which young people become homeless or risk homelessness. It includes recommendations for action which would prevent and end homelessness among youth.
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Loss of emergency housing benefit will increase homelessness in Ontario, activists say
Jun 22, 2012
More vulnerable Ontarians will be pushed into homelessness if Queen's Park axes a $114 million benefit that helps people on welfare pay emergency housing costs, warn social activists and municipalities.
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Mental health and addictions: How Ontario and Toronto can improve lives while saving billions
Jun 19, 2012
Ontario spends between $10 billion and $20 billion - badly - on people with severe mental health problems and addictions. Ontario and Toronto need to reorganize how services are provided to make them more easily accessible to people with mental health and addiction issues.
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Ontario Caps Rent Increase Guideline
Jun 13, 2012
The passage of the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act will cap the maximum amount most landlords can increase a sitting tenant's rent during the year at 2.5 per cent.
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Nearly a quarter of Toronto residents live in poverty: James
Jun 13, 2012
Toronto's poverty rates are higher than the provincial and national average. Housing costs is the big driver, with almost 47% of all tenants paying more than 30%of their income on rent. Another 23% pay an astonishing 50% or more on rent.
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Latest CMHC numbers confirm federal housing cuts will grow deeper as housing needs grow
Jun 05, 2012
The CMHC corporate plan also confirms that the number of households assisted under federal housing programs will be cut by almost 100,000 to fall from 623,700 households in 2008 to 525,000 households in 2016.
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Act Now to Save Housing Supports for People on OW and ODSP!
Jun 04, 2012
The 2012 provincial budget has eliminated two critically important programs for people on OW and ODSP: the Community Start-up and Maintenance Benefit, and the Home Repairs Benefit.
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Ontario 211 helpline goes province-wide, over 4 million served
Feb 22, 2012
Ontario 211, the phone line that has helped over 4 million callers find help in the social and human services sectors since it launched a decade ago, is now province-wide. And Ontario is the first province in Canada to be able to make that claim.
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