No Moving Back - A study of the intersection of rural and urban homelessness for Aboriginal people in Calgary, Alberta

Aboriginal people are overrepresented in Canada’s urban homeless numbers and the same is true for Calgary where the most recent count of homeless persons found 21% were Aboriginal and 38% of those found sleeping rough were Aboriginal. In the research project reported on here we critically examined Aboriginal people’s experiences of migration from rural to urban settings and how systems create and respond to homelessness. Specifically we explored the community’s capacity to adequately respond in a timely way to an emergent need; coordination and resourcing of systems of care; and culturally safe nature of current approaches to service provision.

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Calgary, AB, Canada