September 16, 2013
This week at the hub:
Friday’s “Ask the Hub Question” revolved around what governments are doing to end homelessness. Tanya Gulliver explained some of the progress governments have made and gave a few tips and pointers as to how anyone can push their politicians to put homelessness and housing first.
On the research end of things, the National Household Survey released its third wave of data on housing. Statistics Canada also put out some figures on the elevated costs of housing in the country. For more info on soaring housing costs and the total cost of homelessness for Canadian (a whopping $7 billion) checkout our State of Homelessness In Canada report.
In case you missed it Alex Abramovich, a U of T researcher focusing on LGBTQ homelessness in Toronto, was on CBC's The Current to talk about some of the acute challenges LGBTQ youth face in the shelter system.
This week's infographic of the week focuses on the challenges university grads face upon graduation. Our very own Isaac Coplan sheds some light on new Statistics Canada figures that indicate the employment and housing struggles new grads face in light of their degrees.
Fresh out of Connecticut, a new research study links Emergency Department patients that expirience homelessness with quality health care and front line service through new media techniques.
For anyone who works in the homelessness sector looking to conduct a program evaluation for your agency, our online course in program evaluation will help guide you through the proess. The registration deadline is set for September 30th. You can register and learn more here: http://www.homelessevaluation.ca/
The Write For The Reader: Introduction to Clear Language workshop that we are co-hosting with York University's Research Impact is coming up on the 27th. Seats are filling up for what promises to be a very interesting knowledge mobilization tutorial. If you are a York University student don't forget to shoot us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to register!