Homelessness

A message is written on a door outside a tent at a homeless encampment at Strathcona Park, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, October 7, 2020. Residents of the neighbourhood were used to a few people sleeping overnight in a park before moving on, but they weren’t prepared for an entire village of homeless campers still occupying 400 tents after over three months. They have been demanding the city take action to house campers, especially as concerns have mounted about the spread of COVID-19 among hundreds of people living in tight quarters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Specialist who treated rare disease among homeless wants doctors to be aware of signs

Those four cases this year are the only ones known to have occurred in Canada since the mid-1990s

 

Volunteer Chaz Smith, right, distributes aid to a homeless man in Calgary on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, amid a worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Smith says people on the streets are choosing the cold rather than going to shelters where there are outbreaks of COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘Terrified’: Calgary homeless leaving shelters after fresh COVID-19 outbreaks

Alberta Health said that the two main shelters in downtown Calgary were dealing with COVID-19 outbreaks

 

Volunteers gather for an orientation for the Mat Program. Photo submitted

Ponoka Mat Program could use more volunteers

Next volunteer information sessions set for Feb. 29 and March 2

Volunteers gather for an orientation for the Mat Program. Photo submitted
Mats like these will be used at the new overnight emergency crisis shelter that will open Jan. 31 in the old building at Ponoka’s First Baptist Church. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Overnight shelter set to open Jan. 31

Volunteers ready to house Ponoka people in need

Mats like these will be used at the new overnight emergency crisis shelter that will open Jan. 31 in the old building at Ponoka’s First Baptist Church. Photo by Jordie Dwyer