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Social Science Poverty & Homelessness

Ending Homelessness in Canada

The Case for Homelessness Prevention

edited by James Hughes

James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
Mar 2024
Poverty & Homelessness, Social Work, Social Policy, Social Services & Welfare, Human Services
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More Canadians than ever lack a home. Almost every town and city now has homeless residents. Municipalities scramble to provide shelters, and local politicians debate whether to take action to end sleeping on vacant land and in parks.

Ending Homelessness in Canada gets at the root causes of homelessness and the solutions and practices that can be employed to end it. Contributors involved in working to end homelessness address the key factors producing homelessness and describe a wide range of innovative measures to halt the flow.

The contributors:
Cécile Arbaud is the executive director of Dans La Rue an organization dedicated to assisting youth experiencing homelessness. She lives in Montreal, QC.

Robert Byers is the president and CEO of Namerind Housing Corporation, a provider of affordable housing to the Indigenous community. He lives in Regina, SK.

Art Campbell is the regional director of Reintegration and Social Inclusion for YMCA Quebec. He lives in Montreal, QC.

Erin Dej is an associate professor in the Department of Criminology at Wilfrid Laurier University. She lives in Cambridge, Ontario.

Pearl Eliadis is an associate professor (professional) at the Max Bell school of Public Policy and a human rights lawyer. She is based in Montreal, QC.

Stephen Gaetz is the director of the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness and a professor at York University. He lives in Colborne, ON.

Eric Latimer is a research scientist at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and a professor in the department of psychiatry at McGill university. He lives in Montreal, QC.

Georges Ohana is the director of Homelessness prevention and research at the Old Brewery Mission, the largest organization serving homeless people in Quebec. He lives and works in the great Montreal Area of Quebec.

Marie McGregor Pitawanakwat works within the Women's National Housing & Homelessness Network. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Michael L. Rice is the Chair of the First Nations Market Housing Fund which is an Indigenous directed organization promoting home ownership for First Nations people across Canada. He is Kanien’kehà:ka (Mohawk) of the Bear Clan and resides in Kahnawake.

Kaitlin Schwan is the executive director of the Women’s National Housing & Homelessness Network. She lives in Toronto, ON.

About the author

JAMES HUGHES lives in Montreal and has worked as a senior administrator in social services for more than fifteen years. He is the founding president of the Montreal non-profit Youth Employment Services and served as director general of the Old Brewery Mission, Quebec's largest centre serving the homeless. He was the deputy minister of social development in New Brunswick from 2008 to 2011 and is now the president of the Graham Boeckh Foundation. He has published articles on social policy in Policy Options and Literary Review of Canada as well as a book, Early Intervention: How Canada's social programs can work better, save lives, and often save money.

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