Strategies for Change: Tackling Homelessness in Canada
- October 28, 2021
- 10:00 AM EDT - 11:00 AM EDT
Three activists call for real change to end homelessness in Canada: Alex Nelson, Cathy Crowe and Charlie Burrell. Alex introduces us to advocacy through their research at Western University, exploring who unhoused people are and dispelling some of the myths. Cathy advocates for policy changes on housing and homelessness both locally and nationally. She discusses the Trinity-Bellwoods encampment evictions. Charlie shares how the town of Moncton, NB, feeds precariously housed individuals and offers ways to return to a more normal life. To hear the full series, visit www.smithersradio.com/program/cookiejar, external link.
Get involved/More information:
- The Shelter and Housing Justice Network, external link (SHJN) is a network of homelessness and housing advocates, shelter providers, healthcare professionals, faith leaders, legal workers, and researchers who have come together to address the issue of homelessness in Canada on a local, provincial, and national level. Operating under the mantra of “shelter rights, housing rights, human rights” SHJN seeks immediate action and long-term sustainable solutions in the shelter and housing sectors. Responding to the homelessness crisis through a humanitarian approach, SHJN seeks to raise awareness and demand change as it relates to emergency shelter, social housing, and the protection of human rights.
- Visit for more information on Cathy Crowe, external link.
- The Women’s National Housing and Homelessness Network, external link (WNHHN) is a collective of diverse women, including those with lived expertise, who are working to eliminate homelessness and housing insecurity for women, girls, and gender-diverse peoples across Canada
- The University of Western Ontario is a public research university in London, Ontario. The main campus is located on 455 hectares of land, surrounded by residential neighbourhoods and the Thames River bisecting the campus's eastern portion. The university operates twelve academic faculties and schools. www.uwo.ca/ CICK FM 93.9, external link is a broadcast radio station from Smithers, BC, Canada providing programs with a focus on local artists, non-mainstream Canadian music, and commentary reflecting the community's diverse perspectives.
- The Humanity Project, external link is a registered not-for-profit corporation and a social community for believers that the world cannot change with one person’s actions alone – we must unite, regardless of age, gender, race, education, sexual preference, language, social status, religion or political views. Together, we can ignite social change and improve the everyday lives of our fellow human beings. The Humanity Project is the work of community members in Moncton, New Brunswick that help us move towards social development.