Youth Homelessness Checklist

YouthAtRiskRackCard

It is often difficult to identify children and youth experiencing homelessness. Youth living alone and families facing homelessness will try to hide the situation to avoid stigma or because of fear of having children taken away. Early identification, however, can put children, youth and families in contact with services that can assist in times of crisis. Continue reading

Affordable Housing: Not in my back yard?

We hear it all the time: “I support the idea of affordable housing, but just not in this neighbourhood.” This sentiment is commonly referred to as Not In My Back Yard or ‘NIMBY’ and is one of the most significant challenges that we face in gaining community support – a vital piece of receiving municipal approval – for affordable housing developments across the region. Continue reading