A small community in northwestern Alberta says it dismantled a homeless camp on private property last week after receiving complaints about criminal activity. But advocates for the dozen or so First Nation and Métis peoples evicted from the homemade shacks are calling for compassion. Continue reading ‘They’re human beings’: Alberta town takes down homeless camp
Tomiczek says she lost her rental suite in Chinatown after a serious bout of pneumonia prevented her from working. She moved into the Howard Johnson last spring, one of 78 residents who now live in the facility leased by BC housing and operated by Our Place Society. Continue reading From opportunities to challenges: A closer look inside one of Victoria’s ‘homeless hotels’
“To accumulate the resources needed to improve access to basic services, enhance safety nets, and reinvigorate efforts to achieve the sustainable development goals, domestic and international tax reforms are necessary, especially as the recovery gains momentum,” the IMF said. Continue reading Tax wealth to help shrink inequality caused by Covid says IMF
On any given night in Calgary, roughly 3,000 people are homeless. Many of those who experience homelessness suffer from physical and mental health challenges including addiction and trauma. In 2008, the city launched a 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness. While it didn’t achieve its ultimate goal, it did lead to a 32 per cent … Continue reading The toughest cases of homelessness: Is there a way out?
Neither these catastrophic outcomes nor the misgivings of police themselves have produced an answer to the obvious question: How should society handle these kinds of incidents? If not law enforcement, who should intervene? https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/12/cahoots-program-may-reduce-likelihood-of-police-violence/617477/ Continue reading An Alternative to Police That Police Can Get Behind
Last Friday, 12 people moved into the first cluster of little sleeping cabins on a Duncan parking lot. The eight-foot-by-eight-foot rooms have a window, a door, a plug, an electric baseboard heater and a bed. Another two clusters are in progress. Cost: a little less than $7,000 a cabin. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/british-columbia/article-bcs-tiny-houses-show-big-promise-for-homeless/ Continue reading B.C.’s tiny homes show big promise for homeless
Nearly two years ago, philanthropist and builder Peter Wall met with the newly elected Vancouver mayor, Kennedy Stewart, and presented a plan to build close to 200 housing units in the heart of the Downtown Eastside, specifically for the most desperately in need. https://vancouversun.com/news/daphne-bramham-philanthropist-peter-wall-offers-a-homeless-solution Continue reading Philanthropist offers a homeless solution