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How Do You Qualify for a Food Bank in Ontario?

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Food banks provide an essential service to our communities. In fact, food bank usage rose 25% across Canada since the beginning of the pandemic, the highest levels we’ve seen since 2008.  Because of how COVID-19 and other world events have significantly altered our citizens’ financial security and well-being, food banks provide the meals people need […]

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5 Benefits of Being Part of a Community During Homelessness

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Homelessness affects every part of the world, and many of us may brush with this experience at some point in our lives. However, despite homelessness being a primary focus for many governments, the issue won’t resolve overnight. This is why communities like ours are at the heart of homelessness support and prevention. With the help […]

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Essential Checklist for People Experiencing Homelessness

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Homelessness can make each moment a challenge, whether it’s finding a place to sleep, eating, or managing various hygienic needs. But help is always available. Communities like ours are working hard to ensure everyone has access to their basic needs, and we rely on the help of donations and volunteers to realize our goals. We’re […]

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Housing Affordability: The Impact on Homelessness in Toronto

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Regardless of the reason someone is experiencing homelessness, they lack the support and care needed to acquire permanent and safe housing. Housing affordability is one of the many factors related to homelessness in Canada.  With homes becoming more expensive in Canadian cities such as Toronto, how has housing affordability impacted homelessness? Continue reading to learn […]

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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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Where to Volunteer in Brampton

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Volunteering can offer you a way to serve the people and community around you. Depending on the organization, there are several programs and services you can assist with. If you’re looking to volunteer, what organizations need help?   Continue reading to learn more about some of the places you can volunteer at in Brampton.  Brampton Animal […]

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“Our Front Steps Became the Front Lines of Service:” 18 Observations From CEO, Ted Brown.

COVID-19 has been inescapable for everyone–citizens, businesses, non-profit organizations; everyone had been impacted in some way by the ever-evolving situation we’ve all found ourselves in since the beginning of 2020. Like virtually every other type of organization, Regeneration has had to make some changes and alter the way we serve our community. 2020 and 2021 […]

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What Help Is Available for People Who Are Experiencing Homelessness?

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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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