Food banks are one of the primary responses that municipalities have to local hunger needs. Food bank use numbers across Canada have shown growth in recent years. The below infographic, published by Global News using data from Food Banks Canada, illustrates just what the changes in food bank use numbers have been in Canada from 2008-2014.
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This week’s infographic is from a Mother Jones article that looked at the success that the Housing First philosophy has been having in Utah. Housing First is an example of an alternative to status quo approaches to homelessness, combining immediate access to permanent housing with wrap-around supports.
Homeless youth, and youth living in other critical housing situations are much more likely to be using illicit drugs compared to other youth. There is a tendency to attribute such discrepancies to stereotypes about homeless individuals, rather than considering how homelessness itself affects drug use.
The below infographic, published by the Ontario Non-profit Housing Association, acts as a handy guide to the number of housing options that exist in the province. This post will focus on three of these housing options mentioned: (1) emergency housing, (2) co-op housing, and (3) transitional housing.
The rising cost of housing in major cities across Canada has pushed many families and individuals into critical housing situations. There is a growing need for municipalities to be involved in the support, advocacy and operation of programs that help vulnerable populations find temporary and permanent housing.
This week's infographic is from a report published by the National Society for the Prevention of Child Cruelty which looks at one of the most vulnerable populations that exist: babies born into homelessness.
Gender, race, and social status are all factors that play a critical role in determining who is poor. Across Canada, women are more likely to live in conditions of poverty than men. The below infographic, produced by the Canadian Women's Foundation, displays some startling facts about the high rate of poverty among women.
Like homelessness, poverty has many faces. The below infographic, published as part of TVO’s Why Poverty series, takes a look at the changing face of poverty in Ontario. The piece draws heavily from a 2011 Mowat Centre report on how single adults are replacing single parents as the new face of poverty in Canada.