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Street Youth Are Among the Most Victimized Populations in Canada
Compared to youth who have homes, street youth are much more likely to be victims of crime. Young homeless women are particularly vulnerable.
Do Welfare Reforms Make Abused Women Safer?
Welfare reforms over the last decade have sustained, and even enhanced, the power of abusive men.
Management' Policies Are Hurting the Nutrition of Homeless Youth in Toronto
Recent policies that claim to help homeless people are having a negative effect on their nutrition. Instead of helping homeless youth become independent and find their own income, the policies force youth to rely on limited ...
City Dwellers Redefine What It Means to Be a Citizen
This research may help policymakers and community groups to better understand the needs of city dwellers in Canada. It highlights the benefits of continued activism and rights reform by citizens. Policymakers who are ...
Homeless People Need Stable Employment and Coordinated Services to Climb Out of Poverty
Before any successful employment, the homeless need stable and secure housing. Employment programs for the homeless should be designed to help with all of the barriers that homeless people face in getting a stable job. The ...
The Health Bus Delivers Innovative Healthcare to the Urban Poor
Services like the Health Bus need to be continued and expanded. Bringing healthcare staff into vulnerable communities gives many users a chance to bond with the healthcare staff. This helps break down traditional barriers ...
Homeless Youth Need More Than Low-Paying Employment to Succeed
Most homeless youth do not lack the motivation to work and do not prefer a criminal lifestyle to a law-abiding one. Homeless youth see deviant and criminal activities as a short term economic necessity for survival rather than ...
Homeless People and Welfare Recipients Suffer Under Restrictive Laws
Homeless people and social assistance recipients have the same goals as the rest of the population. Current laws only reinforce the stereotypes about the poor and homeless as lazy, unmotivated, and prone to crime. Welfare ...