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Every Soup Kitchen and Food Bank in the Brampton Area

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Throughout years of service to the community, we know what every person deserves: nutritious food, sufficient clothing, and warm shelter. These necessities are vital for getting people back on their feet, but many Canadians lack access to them.  Community is powerful, and many organizations across the Peel region help provide essential care to vulnerable Canadians. […]

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Food Insecurity in Canada: How Regeneration Brampton Helps

Volunteers serving food at a homeless shelter. the image is a close up of a large pot of soup, and a volunteer is handing a bowl full to a person standing in a line.

From humble beginnings as an invitation to pick up a skid of cereal in a work van, Regeneration Outreach Community’s mission to combat food insecurity through an incredibly responsive and relational food rescue program has changed the narrative for Regen’s guest-facing programs and has had a profound impact on Brampton’s food story as a whole.  […]

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How to Help a Homeless Family Member

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Someone experiencing homelessness may lack the essential care they need for everyday life. When supporting someone experiencing homelessness, especially a family member, there are many ways to help.  You can support a family member in several ways to help them get back on their feet and make an impact:  Why Do People Experience Homelessness?  People […]

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10 Essential Items People Experiencing Homelessness Need

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Homelessness can make daily living challenging. Everyday activities such as eating, maintaining basic hygiene, or finding a place to sleep can become difficult. Fortunately, there is help available. Finding a dedicated team and care program is essential.  But what are some items that are essential for people experiencing homelessness? Let’s look at some basic needs […]

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Are Poverty and Homelessness The Same Thing?

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Homelessness and poverty affect thousands of Canadians. Many people lack the essential care everyone needs. These issues aren’t individually focused—families and communities can experience poverty and homelessness. Are poverty and homelessness the same thing? Continue reading to learn more about these problems, including if they’re the same concept and how Canadians can help.  What is […]

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What Is The Leading Cause of Homelessness?

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Thousands of Canadians experience homelessness daily, utilizing shelters and other support programs to take care of themselves. Many organizations dedicate themselves to caring for these vulnerable people, but the average Canadian may not know what causes homelessness.  Continue reading to learn more about the leading causes of homelessness, including what homelessness is and who experiences […]

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What Help Is Available for People Who Are Experiencing Homelessness?

Mother and child experiencing homelessness sitting on steps while eating.

In a single year, approximately 235,000 Canadians experience homelessness. For these people, access to social care programs and donations can be crucial to their survival. If you want to support your community and help those in need overcome homelessness, you may consider becoming a volunteer. What Defines Homelessness? Homelessness can be defined as the absence […]

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How Does Healthcare Inequality Exist in Canada?

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Canada is one of 51 countries around the world to have free universal healthcare. We pay taxes so that everyone can get the medication, treatment, or care they need without having to bear the financial burden. Every Canadian has access to our healthcare system. In theory, that should mean that everyone’s health is basically consistent […]

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