The money from the federal government will mean “we’re going to see our capacity extended beyond what we’ve ever seen in St. John’s.”
Five million people in Canada are living in poverty.
“Thirty percent of the homeless population in St. John’s are between the ages 16-24. For them, and for many others, the holidays are not a happy time — they’re a reminder of being in a position of extreme vulnerability.”
Happy Valley-Goose Bay can and should open its doors to refugees fleeing violence in Syria, while also finding a permanent solution to ending homelessness in Central Labrador.
With youth homelessness rates higher than the national average and growing, advocates say Newfoundland and Labrador urgently needs a binding and actionable provincial plan to eliminate the problem.
Yesterday was ‘Pancake Day’, and there was also much talk about homelessness. Let’s not keep it to a single day.
Why the skyrocketing cost of housing in St. John’s is a problem for everyone in the province.
Since 2008 homelessness activists in B.C. have been defending their right to sleep in tents in city parks. One of them, David Arthur Johnston, recently visited St. John’s to share his experiences.
…and so do a growing number of Canadians