Lindsay's blog

Holding True to Our Values Through the Crisis

Ending homelessness is ultimately a human endeavor. It involves relationships, meeting people where they are at, and seeking to find solutions that are a point of common understanding.

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What Role do Rent Supplements Play in Successful Exits from Homelessness?

As Canada exits the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the urgency to permanently rehouse people experiencing homelessness continues to grow. Two concerns loom: the end of the moratorium on evictions, and the loss of current hotels/motels being used as temporary accommodations.

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The Education Sector as Partners in Prevention: Re-thinking Our Approach to Supporting Students Without a Stable Home

Youth Reconnect and The Upstream Project Canada are youth homelessness early intervention prevention initiatives that are based on partnerships between schools and community social service organizations. This blog post discusses the case for the innovative collaboration models undertaken by these initiatives, with the critical role of schools at the forefront.

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People in Public Spaces – What Research Tells us About Laws and Homelessness

The urban camping/rough sleeping/unsheltered debate in Canada very much predates the COVID-19 pandemic. Community members, service providers, policy makers, and at times orders of government differ on the right approaches to supporting or confronting those who live unsheltered in public spaces.

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