criminalization / harm reduction / poverty / social justice

The Criminalization of Poverty

by Bill O’Leary _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ There are three issues that are prevalent to my understanding of homelessness and the steps required to effectively address this national crisis; poverty, short sighted economics and criminalization. A harm reduction approach would incorporate these three issues in order to address the need to look past band aid economic “solutions” that … Continue reading

Activism / drug policy / G2o / Hep C / HIV / human rights / Police / poverty / prison / prisoners' rights / Racism / sex workers' rights / social justice / women's rights

Day After Day Coalition

We are a group of activists, advocates and service providers that do in-reach into women’s jails and prisons in Ontario.  We think prisons should be abolished. We oppose the G20, and all the police super powers that went along with it.  We are appalled at how G20 detainees and prisoners have been treated at the … Continue reading

Avrum Rosensweig / homelessness / humanitarian issues / poverty

It’s Cold Out There

This article about homelessness was written by Avrum Rosensweig, and appeared in the Canadian Jewish News ( on December 24th. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ In recent weeks, a number of people have died while living on the streets of Toronto. Tony passed away at 44 years of age in early December. Tony was created by parents who, for … Continue reading

humanitarian issues / poverty / social justice

Use of Food Banks in Ontario Hits Record

Article from today’s Toronto Star written by Laurie Monsebraaten–use-of-food-banks-in-ontario-hits-record?bn=1 ____________________________________________________________________________________________ More Ontarians turned to food banks in the past year than ever before, says the Ontario Association of Food Banks in a report released today. It’s a sobering counterpoint to economic indicators that suggest the recession is technically over, says the report based on … Continue reading