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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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"Our recent project working on the transportation needs of the homeless is just one example of the leadership role the York Region Alliance to End Homelessness has taken.  They were able to co-ordinate and facilitate the needs assessments, and focus groups.  As one agency this is something we would be hard pressed to find the time to do, but participating and giving information to one central organization made it all work."