Canadian Observatory on Homelessness
The Canadian Observatory on Homelessness is the largest national research institute devoted to homelessness in Canada. The COH is the curator of the Homeless Hub.
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As a service provider, you face the harsh realities of homelessness and poverty every day. It’s hard to not take those realities home to your family. How do you talk to your kids about the work you...
I started seeing Daniel in June 2005 at a small urgent-care clinic I run for mostly injection-drug users on skid row. An addict, he was a tall, thin man with long, stringy gray hair and an unkempt...
For the past 15 years I have been working with street-involved and homeless youth in my community of St. John’s, NL. For the past 15 years I have been working with street-involved and homeless youth...
In 2001, I accepted a job at Sherbourne Health Centre, which was a new health centre in the east side of downtown Toronto. The ‘infirmary’ is a 20 bed program, open 24 hour/day, for homeless and...
Since the winter of 2002 I am a nurse volunteer on the health bus, a mobile outreach program in downtown Toronto. Since the winter of 2002 I am a nurse volunteer on the health bus, a mobile outreach...
Andy had been coming to us on and off for about two years. The last time he came he had recently stopped using crystal meth and he looked better than we had ever seen him.
Lukas makes his rounds as a caseworker, delivering meds, gifts and good cheer to participants while exposing the dark history behind the addiction issues that plague Winnipeg's Aboriginal homeless...
Lydia Bardak attempts to improve life for the city's homeless As an argument between a woman and man escalated, their voices rose as the man started yelling for his money to be returned. With...
Homeless men freezing to death. An emerging tuberculosis scare. Tent City. In life as a street nurse, Cathy Crowe has confronted some big issues — such as tent city — and smaller ones, such as...