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The Scope News - January 11, 2017

17 January 2018 / by The Scope News (author)
Sistering is a low-barrier agency helping women in Toronto (photo: courtesy Sistering)
Sistering is a low-barrier agency helping women in Toronto / (photo: courtesy Sistering)

This week on The Scope News, we’re devoting our full episode to discussing Toronto’s homelessness crisis.

Anti-poverty activists have long been calling for the city to take action to bolster Toronto’s overcrowded shelter system and fund more affordable housing. As extreme cold weather this winter puts massive strain on the shelter system, city hall faces added public pressure to take action.

On this episode, CJRU reporter Mick Sweetman brings us the latest on the status of Toronto’s homelessness crisis. 

And host Emily Joveski speaks with Patricia O’Connell, the Executive Director of the Toronto agency, Sistering, to find out more about the complex ways women in particular experience homelessness and precarious housing.

 

Aired January 15, 2018
Produced by Emily Joveski, Mick Sweetman and Sanjeev Wignarajah

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