March 23, 2006

Sleepless Night 2006

The Homelessness Advisory Group of the Kitchener Downtown Community Health Centre invites you to participate in our annual Sleepless Night event at City Hall in downtown Kitchener, at 5pm on Sunday, April 30th, 2006. The event is a community gathering where people who are homeless and concerned citizens get together for a barbeque. The event also features speakers, entertainment and the distribution of sleeping bags and backpacks. Sleepless Night is held May 1st to highlight the fact that the Kitchener-Waterloo Out of the Cold program closes at that time of year, leaving many people with one less emergency shelter choice and, for some, no choice but to sleep outside. The event also features an overnight vigil in solidarity with people who are homeless, and a Wake-athon to raise funds for sleeping bags.

November 21, 2005

Waterloo Region Community Homelessness Network Forum

Wednesday November 30th, 1:30-4:00pm, at 150 Main St, Cambridge. The topic is Future Forward: Presenting the Homeless and Housing Umbrella Group Model. Please RSVP by Monday November 28 to Susan Mainland

September 22, 2005

Toward a New Canadian Housing Framework

National Homelessness Initiative: "In January and February 2005, the National Secretariat on Homelessness of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) conducted a series of consultations to seek the contribution of stakeholders in the development of a new Canadian Housing Framework... Toward a New Canadian Housing Framework (216K PDF) provides an overview of what was heard throughout the consultative process. It is not meant to be an exhaustive summary of the discussions, but rather is intended to provide a synthesis of the perspectives and ideas raised by participants."

September 14, 2005

Poverty and Homelessness Panel

The Network's quarterly meeting will feature a Poverty and Homelessness Panel to: raise awareness of poverty as a factor related to homelessness; articulate the importance of dignity and valuing the individual regardless of their situation in life; provide a jumping off point for inviting the Network to endorse the Ontario Needs a Raise Campaign and Network members to participate in the September 29th Walk, Wheel, Ride for Dignity rally in Toronto. The meeting is happening Wednesday September 28, 2005, 1-4pm in Room 508 at 99 Regina St S, Waterloo.

September 01, 2005

Homelessness Network Quarterly Meeting

Please join us at 1pm on Wednesday September 28, 2005 at 99 Regina Street, Waterloo, 1:30-4pm in Room 508. Stay tuned for further details. Please RSVP to Susan Mainland at 579-1096 by Monday September 26. We hope to see you there!

May 02, 2005

Homelessness Network Quarterly Meeting

Please join us at 1pm on Wednesday June 8, 2005 at 99 Regina Street, Waterloo, Room 508. A guest speaker from the Kitchener Downtown Community Health Centre will address the topic Homelessness and Health. Please RSVP to Susan Mainland at 579-3800 by Monday June 6. We hope to see you there!

February 15, 2005

Homelessness Network Quarterly Meeting

Wednesday February 16, 2005 (1:00pm 4:00pm) at the Regional Building, 150 Main Street, Cambridge. Please join us for a kick-off to an action-packed new year!

September 08, 2004

Homelessness Network Quarterly Meeting

The Network is hosting its fall quarterly meeting on Wednesday, September 15, from 1:00-4:00pm at First United Church (16 William Street, Waterloo). Professor Gary Dann will address the topic of individual responsibility and the ethics of how communities respond to those who are or appear to be homeless. This is a challenging issue because even though we believe in caring and social justice, our actions don't always match our words. The Network Forum will be an opportunity for a constructive public discussion. Gary will assist us by presenting thought provoking questions and leading small group discussions to explore these issues further. Please RSVP by Monday Sept 13th to: Christie (883-2397) or

August 09, 2004

Count of Homeless Persons in Calgary

City of Calgary: "A count of homeless persons is conducted every two years by The City of Calgary. This initiative provides information that is used for The City's ongoing research and planning activities, and is also published as a public report."

Somewhere to Live or Something to Eat

Daily Bread Food Bank: "Housing Issues of Food Bank Clients in the GTA. This 22-page paper looks at the key housing issues affecting food bank clients. Set against the context of the Welfare Rates cut in 1995 and the Tenant Protection Act in 1998, this paper focuses on rent and income problems many food bank clients are facing now."