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On May 26, with the participation of housing advocates, 4 people who have experienced homelessness launched a historic legal challenge against the governments of Canada and Ontario for violating their human rights and the rights of people who are unable to obtain safe, accessible affordable housing.

On October 19, people rallied in cities across Canada in support of Bill C-304, requiring Canada to develop a national housing strategy. The final vote on Bill C-304 is expected soon.


The York Region Alliance to End Homelessness has recently released a research report titled Homelessness and Health:  Social Determinants of Health in York Region.  This report, completed based on funding through the Homelessness Partnership Initiative, documents the influence of social determinants of health, such as income, housing, heal

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I've finally completed the task of condensing two 20-page health needs assessment reports to a succint 4-page fact sheet!  Wow, who knew how much information we'd be able to gather through the paper survey we circulated this summer.  It was quite a task to narrow it down, but hopefully this condensed version will be helpful in informing or supporting initiatives to improve health and access for homeless and at-risk people in York Region.


What can you do on a Sunday afternoon with 7 Hotties in cool t-shirts, pajama bottoms, and a shining silver wig at the Aurora Sports Dome?  Tackle exciting challenges that both raise awareness and raise money to tackle homelessness in York Region, of course!

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“Coming to this kind of meeting, you know, serves double purpose, because you can help with the transportation part of it, but you can also hook up with other agencies that can maybe support clients that I work with.”