Homelessness

A teepee stands at a homeless camp in Wetaskiwin, Alta. on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021. The central Alberta city is closing a homeless encampment with help from Mounties because of safety risks it says will persist if it remains open. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Central Alberta city to close homeless camp as future plans unknown

Central Alberta city to close homeless camp as future plans unknown

 

Manager of H.E.L.P. Team Boyle Street Community Services Doug Cooke, right, and outreach and support services manager Jared Tkachuk, left, check on a homeless person’s well-being in Edmonton on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

‘Peril or promise’: Long-term solution needed to help homeless in Alberta cities

Last year Ottawa announced $500 million for rapid housing in 15 Canadian cities

 

The Government of Alberta announced Wednesday it would be providing an additional $21.5 million in funding to homeless shelters, isolation sites and emergency women’s shelters across the province. File photo

Alberta announces $21.5 million to aid homeless, other vulnerable residents

Money will be divided between emergency homeless shelters, isolation sites and women’s shelters

 

A fire burns at a homeless encampment set up in Wetaskiwin, Alta., Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. The central Alberta city has taken another step to secure warming shelters for vulnerable individuals living in tents in an open field, but its mayor says they need some help. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

‘Step up or shut up’: Alberta mayor frustrated over lack of help with homeless

‘Step up or shut up’: Alberta mayor frustrated over lack of help with homeless

A fire burns at a homeless encampment set up in Wetaskiwin, Alta., Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. The central Alberta city has taken another step to secure warming shelters for vulnerable individuals living in tents in an open field, but its mayor says they need some help. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alvin Johnson hugs another resident at a homeless camp on the outskirts of Wetaskiwin, Alta., on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

‘Heartbreaking’: Outreach group says conditions in Alberta homeless camp worsen

‘Heartbreaking’: Outreach group says conditions in Alberta homeless camp worsen

Alvin Johnson hugs another resident at a homeless camp on the outskirts of Wetaskiwin, Alta., on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
The temporary homeless shelter operated by Safe Harbour Society at the former Cannery Row Bingo is set to close Oct. 1. (Photo by Advocate staff)

Safe Harbour worries for shelter clients as winter approaches

‘If it would have been Oct. 1 we would have had to turn 55 people away’

The temporary homeless shelter operated by Safe Harbour Society at the former Cannery Row Bingo is set to close Oct. 1. (Photo by Advocate staff)
Dr. Alina Turner, president and co-founder of HelpSeeker Technologies, who is taking part in a federally funded project designed to predict what will happen to homelessness, suicide and domestic violence rates, is pictured at the company’s office in Calgary, Alta., Friday, July 23, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Dr. Alina Turner, president and co-founder of HelpSeeker Technologies, who is taking part in a federally funded project designed to predict what will happen to homelessness, suicide and domestic violence rates, is pictured at the company’s office in Calgary, Alta., Friday, July 23, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
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Opinion: Red Deer city council making homeless problem worse

City council’s decision to not renew Safe Harbour society site is both…

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Red Deer South MLA Jason Stephan says planning the integrated shelter requires a collaborative process between the province and the city. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer MLAs waiting for location options for permanent shelter from city

City council discuss shelter, but resolutions confidential

Red Deer South MLA Jason Stephan says planning the integrated shelter requires a collaborative process between the province and the city. (File photo by Advocate staff)
A homeless camp is pictured in Strathcona Park close to the downtown core of Vancouver on March 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Deal reached in Vancouver to help the homeless; and work to close park encampment

Deal reached in Vancouver to help the homeless; and work to close park encampment

A homeless camp is pictured in Strathcona Park close to the downtown core of Vancouver on March 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The Mustard Seed street ministry has partnered with Homes for Heroes, a group that supports military veterans returning to civilian life, in a Feb. 3, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

‘A roof over my head:’ Tiny homes provide hope for homeless military veterans

CALGARY — Dirk Lemcke spent 8 1/2 years in a combat regiment…

The Mustard Seed street ministry has partnered with Homes for Heroes, a group that supports military veterans returning to civilian life, in a Feb. 3, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Ryan Drummond says he built an elaborate fort in the woods to help homeless people survive the winter. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Red Deer man says he built elaborate fort to help homeless people survive the winter

Ryan Drummond says all rough sleepers are not addicts or mentally ill

Ryan Drummond says he built an elaborate fort in the woods to help homeless people survive the winter. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
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Grassroots movement to clean up Red Deer is gaining momentum

Homeless people need more attention than shopping carts, says former councillor Cindy Jefferies

Paul Harris (contributed photo).                                Paul Harris (contributed photo).
Shopping carts and strollers carrying personal belongings are lined up on Little Gaetz Avenue on Thursday, highlighting business owner complaints about homeless loiterers. (Contributed photo).

Red Deer bars complain of homeless people and carts driving away customers

Authorities need to find a solution, businesses say.

Shopping carts and strollers carrying personal belongings are lined up on Little Gaetz Avenue on Thursday, highlighting business owner complaints about homeless loiterers. (Contributed photo).
Mayors unveil wish list seeking funding for affordable housing, climate change

Mayors unveil wish list seeking funding for affordable housing, climate change

HALIFAX — Canada’s big city mayors are gearing up for the 2019…

Mayors unveil wish list seeking funding for affordable housing, climate change
Homeless Edmonton piano player who gained fame from viral video dies at 46

Homeless Edmonton piano player who gained fame from viral video dies at 46

EDMONTON — A Edmonton homeless man whose spontaneous piano performance was viewed…

Homeless Edmonton piano player who gained fame from viral video dies at 46
File photo by ADVOCATE staff                                This homeless camp located in a wooded area north of Gasoline Alley between the north and southbound lanes of Hwy 2 was removed for safety reasons in 2015.

City approves $300,000 to clean up homeless camps

Dozens of homeless camps sprinkled throughout city pose safety risk, says council.

File photo by ADVOCATE staff                                This homeless camp located in a wooded area north of Gasoline Alley between the north and southbound lanes of Hwy 2 was removed for safety reasons in 2015.
Homeless veterans plan to be out in autumn

Homeless veterans plan to be out in autumn

OTTAWA — The federal government plans to release this fall a long-awaited…

Homeless veterans plan to be out in autumn
Cities ask feds to rethink homeless strategy

Cities ask feds to rethink homeless strategy

OTTAWA — Cities struggling to house their homeless are asking the federal…

Cities ask feds to rethink homeless strategy

Study sees link between foster care, homeless

OTTAWA — A first-of-its-kind study in Canada has painted a national picture…