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Homeless Find a Champion in Canada’s Medicine Hat
MEDICINE HAT, Alberta — Kurt Remple, a toothless, unemployed, struggling alcoholic in Medicine Hat, the curiously named prairie town in Alberta, is a success story of sorts. Five years ago, he was living under a bridge and surviving on free meals from charities.
Today, he lives in a small but tidy one-bedroom apartment in a stucco bungalow.
THE GLOBE AND MAIL
Cities Should Be More Realistic About Homelessness: Report
Cities around the world that have made bold promises to eradicate homelessness should instead be setting more realistic goals that acknowledge the problem is too complex to be solved quickly, a new report from researchers at the University of Calgary says.
Ending Homelessness in Calgary Needs a Definition: U of C
When talking about keeping a roof over the heads of all Canadians, Alina Turner refers to an old adage:
“What’s measured gets done.”
We’re Losing What ‘SRO’ Hotels Can Do Right
In a year from now, 59-year-old Tom de Grey could lose his home. That’s when his landlord will be released from a 15-year agreement with the city binding rents in his building to the welfare rate.
THE CALGARY HERALD
Ending Homelessness Needs Realistic Definition to Better Tackle it
Homelessness can be eliminated in Calgary but only with more resources and a better definition of its defeat, says a study done by the University of Calgary.
THE CALGARY HERALD
U of C Report Touts Non-criminalization Approach to Public Intoxication
The University of Calgary’s school of public policy released a report Thursday promoting the effectiveness of a “person-centred” approach to treating public intoxication as an alternative to treating it as a crime.
Calgary Dream Center's Women's Initiative Caters to Gender Specific Needs
For more than a decade the Calgary Dream Centre has been leading Calgary men on a path to recovery from homelessness and addiction, and now, they’ve opened their doors to women too.
Booming Alberta Faces Growing Rural Homeless Problem
Most homeless people in Alberta live in Calgary or Edmonton, but a growing number can now be found in rural areas as well.
Ending Yellowknife Homelessness Would Help 1,500 People but May Cost $170M, Says Consultant
A 10-year plan to end homelessness in Yellowknife could cost $170 million, the consultant developing the plan told city councillors this week.
MY YELLOWKNIFE NOW
Plan to End Homelessness in YK Worth the $170M Cost
Dr. Alina Turner says the sum is “a huge amount” but said the end result would be worth the money.
Turner has been working on the plan since February and was delivering an update before her final report in June.
Seniors are One of the Hidden Homeless Groups in Kelowna
Kelowna's aging population is twice that of the rest of Canada's, making up a third of Kelowna's population.
Hidden homelessness is a term Alina Turner is using to describe vulnerable groups at risk of homelessness who often go unreported.
Is Canada One Step Closer to Declaring Housing a Human Right?
Housing activists in Canada have long decried the hypocrisy in their nation's rhetorical commitment to housing as a human right while its affordable housing supply has shrunk and fallen into disrepair.
CHAT NEWS TODAY
City Organization Aims to End Poverty by 2030
A standing committee of the House of Commons is in Medicine Hat, looking to hear success stories from those who developed and initiated strategies to end homelessness in this community.
CITY OF KELOWNA
Journey Home Task Force Adds National Homelessness Expert
“Turner Strategies has completed more than 50 projects that focus on resolving complex social issues, like poverty and homelessness. We are excited to incorporate and learn from such an exceptional national expert,” said Martin Bell, Journey Home Task Force co-chair.
Discerning ‘Functional and Absolute Zero’: Defining and Measuring an End to Homelessness in Canada
Several cities and regions have announced that they have “ended homelessness,” as this goal has become a major part of policy and community-based responses to homelessness.
NL HOUSING & HOMELESSNESS NETWORK
Housing First in the Rural Context
Newfoundland Labrador Housing and Homelessness Network & Labrador Institute partnered to offer this unique free on-line learning experience that had a focus on rural Labrador, though it is also relevant to other rural communities.
MEDICINE HAT NEWS
App Aims to Provide One Stop for all Community Services
If you’re looking to access community services, need help or are having trouble making ends meet, starting next week there will be an app for that, it was announced at Monday night’s city council meeting.
Calgary, AB - Fellow, School of Public Policy at U of C
Alina was the Vice President of Strategy at the Calgary Homeless Foundation, the organization leading the implementation of Calgary’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness until 2013 when she left to pursue consulting in the non-profit sector.
Media Advisory: Plan to Prevent and End Youth Homelessness in Calgary Gets a Refresh
Members of Calgary's Youth Homeless-Serving System of Care will be gathering May 5 to launch the 2017 refresh of the Calgary Plan to Prevent and End Youth Homelessness.