National Red Scarf Day - January 31
What is the message stated in this poster? What is not being said? Who are the players involved in this issue?
The State of Homelessness in Canada 2014
Canada is nearing an important crossroads in our response to homelessness. Since homelessness emerged as a significant problem – in fact, as a crisis – in the 1990s, with the withdrawal of the federal government’s investment in affordable housing, communities have struggled to respond. Declining wages (even minimum wage has not kept up with inflation in any jurisdiction in Canada), reduced benefit levels–including pensions and social assistance—and a shrinking supply of affordable housing have placed more and more Canadians at risk of homelessness. For a small, but significant group of Canadians facing physical and mental health challenges, the lack of housing and supports is driving increases in homelessness. - See more at: http://homelesshub.ca/resource/state-homelessness-canada-2014#sthash.SkHmqY4u.dpuf
Using City Design to Drive Homeless Away
"Your town is not strong if some of your residents lack homes” Strong Towns
So, what can WE do to address and deal with the issue of homelessness in Canada?
Medicine Hat Tackles Homelessness
Regina's Housing First Project
Tiny Houses Potential Communities