National Newswatch

Out of Sight, Out of Mind: What Homeless Counts Miss

Jan 11 2016 — Leilani Farha — The federal Government announced earlier this week that it is launching the first nation-wide “homeless count” – a “point-in-time” survey to count those who are homeless.  Over a 24-hour period, 30 communities across Canada will zero-in on how many people are living ‘rough’ on the street, or in homeless and emergency shelters. Ending homelessness must […]

25,000 Syrian Refugees are at our Doorstep: Opportunity Knocks

Nov 23 2015 — Leilani Farha — As Canada prepares to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to the country, many have asked how this announcement is being received by the anti-poverty community. You might think that this question is based on concerns for the quality of life for refugees once they arrive, but instead it seems to be more about an issue of […]

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