Cities Centre, University of Toronto
Researcher, Researcher, Researcher, Student
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Local, Province, National
Emily Paradis has been an activist, researcher, advocate and front-line worker with women facing homelessness for more than 20 years. She has led a number of feminist, participatory research projects on issues of homelessness, poverty, and racism facing women in Toronto. In 2005 she initiated Claiming Our Rights, a participatory human rights education project at Sistering, a drop-in centre for women. Among other actions, this program developed and delivered a report on women's homelessness to the 2006 review of Canada by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Dr. Paradis received her PhD in Adult Education from Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at University of Toronto in 2009 and she is currently a Research Associate at the University of Toronto Cities Centre and Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work.