Archive: ‘News’ Category

Ottawa pilot project aims to triage cityÔÇÖs homeless
April 22, 2015 / News

Dedicated volunteers across Ottawa have been out in the rain this week talking with homeless people as part of a pilot housing project. by Tanya Kirnishni, Ottawa Citizen – April … More

RegionÔÇÖs survey highlights problem of homelessness
December 18, 2014 / News

Imagine being homeless for over 20 years. Imagine being 16 and home is trying to find a place to sleep at night. Though Waterloo Region is a relatively rich area, … More

Homelessness comes into focus
December 9, 2014 / News

Remember the Polaroid instant camera? It was a big novelty when it first came out. You took a picture, pulled out the self-developing film, and in just a few seconds … More

Mental health, addiction prevalent among the homeless: regional survey
December 4, 2014 / News

A pilot housing project modeled after a similar program south of the border aims to get 40 homeless people off the streets of Waterloo Region before the end of this … More

Waterloo Region presents survey findings identifying most vulnerable people experiencing homelessness
December 4, 2014 / News

The Region of Waterloo shared results today from our first Registry Week, part of the Canadian 20,000 Homes Campaign. On Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, over 60 staff and volunteers … More

$300K spent on hospital care for homeless in last 6 months, says survey
December 3, 2014 / News

Over $300,000 was spent in the last six months alone on hospital emergency room visits and ambulances for homeless people requiring care, a new survey carried out by the region … More

Homelessness survey paints bleak picture of needy in Waterloo Region
December 3, 2014 / News

Of 281 homeless people surveyed in Waterloo Region this week, 45 per cent are considered at high risk of dying on the street. By Paige Desmond, Waterloo Region Record Half … More

Count of Waterloo RegionÔÇÖs homeless population turns up 339 people
December 3, 2014 / News

Across Waterloo Region, there are 339 people experiencing persistent homelessness. by CTV Kitchener┬á About 145 of those people are at what officials consider the highest level of vulnerability, and the … More

Waterloo Region the first community to participate in Canada-wide campaign to battle homelessness
November 30, 2014 / News

A first for our area as Waterloo Region becomes the first community in Canada to participate in the Canada-wide 20,000 Homes Campaign. by ItÔÇÖs aimed at getting a clearer … More

DÔÇÖAmato: Our attitude toward the homeless makes me proud
November 27, 2014 / News

People’s hearts are a little bigger than average here in Waterloo Region.┬áAnd lest you think I’m indulging in some shameless local boosterism, I have facts to back up my theory. … More

Waterloo Region will be the first Canadian community to pilot the 20,000 Homes Campaign
November 26, 2014 / News

by Waterloo Region will be the first Canadian community to pilot the 20,000 Homes Campaign, which aims to permanently house 20,000 of our countryÔÇÖs most vulnerable people experiencing homelessness … More

Waterloo Region adds flexibility for housing subsidies
November 26, 2014 / News

The Region of Waterloo wants to find homes for 40 hard-to-house people before winter’s end. By Paige Desmond, Waterloo Region Record On Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 regional staff and … More

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