In from the Margins: A Call to Action on Poverty, Housing and Homelessness
Author: The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs
Topic: Housing and homelessness
Publisher: Senate of Canada
Location: Canada
Format: Report
Content Type: Research
Publication Date: December 31, 2009
Assigned the task of studying social conditions in Canadian cities, the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology‘s Subcommittee on Cities chose to begin with people whose lives in those cities are marginalized by poverty, housing challenges and even homelessness. The most vulnerable among city-dwellers in Canada were our starting place. We set out to determine how governments, businesses and the voluntary sector were able to help people escape poverty. To our distress, we found that decades of social policy making at different levels of government have had two possibly devastating results.
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