January 25, 2017

Mardi Daley first came across LOFT Community Services, a Toronto-based organization that supports youth, adults and seniors, as she sought services herself. She soon became a Peer Support Worker to provide care and mentorship to youth dealing with housing, mental health, and substance use matters. “I wouldn’t have had this opportunity if they had given…

January 18, 2017

It’s no shock. Oxford Dictionaries chose “post-truth” as 2016’s Word of the Year. These days, it seems that emotions and perceptions may sway public opinion more than facts. But, in many ways, it isn’t new. Assumptions and misunderstandings have always been something to contend with when it comes to issues like youth homelessness. We can…

January 17, 2017

Access to increased income would help youth get and keep housing. But we have to do more because homelessness for youth looks different. Discussions about implementing a new housing benefit to support Canadians with low income are happening in the wake of the Canadian National Housing Strategy (Jordan Press, 2017, Federal government looks at creating…

January 5, 2017

Aimee recently won Eva’s Anti-Oppression Award. Aimee Le Lagadec is a housing support worker at Eva’s. Housing support workers assist homeless youth in preparing for independent living, providing counselling and support and helping youth identify housing goals and access stable, long-term housing. Aimee won Eva’s recent Anti-Oppression Award. She recalls a time she accompanied a…

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