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Understanding the Many Faces of Urban and Rural Displacement

Evictions are rising across Ontario impacting both rural and urban communities alike. With our current affordable housing crisis, it is no surprise that we are continuing to see this rise of people experiencing displacement throughout the province. The Social Planning Network of Ontario embarked on a project funded by CMHC’s Community Based Initiative Fund to elevate tenant voices and build leadership and organizational capacity in four communities.


Emergency Reproductive Care at YWCA Hamilton: Addressing the Needs of Pregnant People Experiencing Homelessness

It is Sexual Health Week – a chance to reflect on the services, resources, and organizations working to improve sexual health outcomes in Canada – including access to reproductive care. 

At YWCA Hamilton, we have been working to promote and provide reproductive care to those who face barriers to access. Women, trans and non-binary peoples’ experiences of homelessness cannot be separated from their reproductive health and rights.


Survey: What Would it Take to Prevent Youth Homelessness in Your Community?

Have you heard about Housing First for Youth? What about Youth Reconnect or Duty to Assist? These are just some of the youth homelessness prevention programs that can be implemented in communities of any size across Canada.

Take our survey to help us understand your knowledge of and interest in these youth homelessness prevention interventions and others, and what it would take to implement them in your community.