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Letter of Support: Indigenous Youth Supportive Housing Project

As part of our 2018 City of Opportunity platform, each member of City Council made a commitment to “proactively engage community groups, city agencies and social organizations to develop long term strategies to battle homelessness, addiction, mental illness and crime based on principles of harm reduction.” The Chamber feels that the construction of the Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on October 28, 201916 Views

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Ontario Investing in Supportive Housing in Toronto

Province helping vulnerable women with affordable housing and supports October 24, 2019 Toronto ― The Ontario government is investing over $5.2 million in Toronto to give women who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless the housing and support services they need. Ontario’s investment will go towards 35 new apartments for Margaret’s Housing and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 24, 201924 Views

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Thunder Bay council approves zoning for transitional housing facility – CBC

Oct 22, 2019 Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services intends to build the housing on Junot Ave. After a lengthy public meeting attended by around 80 residents, some of whom had to watch the proceedings on video screens in the City Hall lobby, Thunder Bay City Council on Monday night narrowly approved the rezoning of a piece […]

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 201922 Views

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Indigenous People Face ‘Abhorrent’ Housing Conditions In Canada: UN Report – HuffPost Canada

Shortages are so severe that some are forced to sleep in shifts, an expert says. A United Nations (UN) report is highlighting the role “abhorrent” housing conditions play in the poverty and exploitation that Indigenous people face in Canada and around the world. The report, presented to the UN General Assembly on Friday, examines the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 201925 Views

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662 domestic homicides during 2010-2018: Canadian researchers, community collaborators launch study to learn from survivors and those left behind to enhance domestic homicide prevention

There have been at least 662 victims of domestic homicide in Canada since 2010 and the numbers continue to rise. On average, that’s well over 70 victims per year, according to a five-year, national initiative being led by researchers at Western University and the University of Guelph. Consistent with Statistics Canada figures and global estimates, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201961 Views

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Ontario Investing in Indigenous Supportive Housing in North Bay

Province helping Indigenous people with affordable housing and supports September 16, 2019 North Bay ― The Ontario government is investing over $2.5 million in the City of North Bay to give people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless the housing and support services they need. With the help of Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 201939 Views

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Cities to parties: Fill housing gaps for seniors, Indigenous people – CTV News

August 28, 2019 OTTAWA — Canada’s cities are asking federal parties to add more than $500 million a year to the national government’s decade-long housing strategy and fill gaps in the plan over its remaining eight years to make renting more affordable and keep people from going homeless. Among the requests from the Federation of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 28, 201930 Views

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Indigenous Homelessness funding stream

From: Employment and Social Development Canada Reaching Home’s Indigenous Homelessness stream provides funding to organizations that provide supports to meet the unique needs of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The intent is that the funding be provided to Indigenous organizations located in urban centres. The program […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201958 Views

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Homeless shelter in Kenora, Ont., to remain open until August 18 – CBC

Aug 13, 2019 Shelter is part of city’s Service Hub, which is closed for 45 days for safety, programming evaluation The homeless shelter in Kenora, Ont., will remain open for another week because of concerns for its most-vulnerable patrons, the social services board said Monday. The shelter is part of the city’s Service Hub operation, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 201939 Views

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Home truths, Part 3: Is it too late to solve Kenora’s housing crisis? – TVO

The city has a housing shortfall of about 600 units, but new housing isn’t being built. Council is trying to encourage affordable development — but critics say it’s not enough Nan Normand, a community legal worker supporting low-income residents, knows one thing for certain: Kenora has a housing problem. She sees it every day at […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 201942 Views

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