I have been working in the Brampton Community for many years. This by far is one of my best experiences in the field. Being able to stand side-by-side with the guests as an advocate and as a friend has been such an amazing experience. Here, I am able to get to know the guests personally […]
Can People Experiencing Homelessness Get Access to Medical Care?
Homelessness is a social concern that affects hundreds of thousands of people across Canada in any given year. Programs are available to support people experiencing homelessness with basic needs, such as food, hygiene, clothing, and community with addiction services, life skills, and social interaction. But can people experiencing homelessness get access to medical care? The […]
A Reflection by Mandeep, a placement student at Regeneration
Working at Regeneration Outreach Community for the past 6 months has certainly been a unique experience for me. When I first came in, I was taken aback by all the different activities that take place here as this was my first experience in a community-based environment. Regeneration is a great display of the diversity of […]
10 Essential Items People Experiencing Homelessness Need￼
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 […]
How Do You Qualify for a Food Bank in Ontario?
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 […]
5 Benefits of Being Part of a Community During Homelessness
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 […]
Essential Checklist for People Experiencing Homelessness
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 […]
What to do if You Are Going to be Homeless
Homelessness affects thousands of Canadians nationwide, leaving them without safe and stable housing. If you’re experiencing this unfortunate situation, what can you do to receive the essential care you need? Continue reading to learn more about what to do if you’re going to be homeless, including what support is available to help you recover. What […]
Housing Affordability: The Impact on Homelessness in Toronto
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 […]
Are Poverty and Homelessness The Same Thing?
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 […]