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A snapshot of food insecurity in Canada

More than 850,000 people turn to food banks to make ends meet every month, according to Food Banks Canada. This means each month, too many Canadians are forced to choose between buying groceries and paying the rent, when no one should have to make such a choice.


Keep Toronto Warm & Fix the 6ix: York University Student-led Initiatives

There are many ways that students can get involved in volunteering with homeless serving agencies and organizations. This blog post details the activities of two student-led initiatives at York University working with people experiencing homelessness. We interviewed Omar Salama and Samantha Memedoska from Keep Toronto Warm and Awo Dirie from Fix the 6ix to find out more about the work that these organizations are doing, and how young people can get involved in volunteering. 


Some final thoughts on the tiny house movement

We received many questions about tiny houses recently in our website survey, on our social media and on the Community Workspace on Homelessness. This is the final part in our three-part Homeless Hub series on this topic. To catch up on the series, you can read part one and part two on this blog.