Poverty, Homelessness and Migration in Northeastern Ontario, Canada

Abstract: This special issue describes a multi-year community-university research alliance that explores issues related to poverty, homelessness, housing and migration in a vast region within northern Ontario, Canada. This introductory article explains the approach to the methodology used in the project and provides and an integrative perspective to the studies undertaken. The six articles presented in this special issue are placed in a broader context and briefly summarized. The articles deal with poverty, migra-tion, period prevalence counts of homelessness, stud-ies conducted within two First Nations and a theoreti-cal perspective on the use of public space by home-less people. 

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