For World Homeless Action Day 2019, people with lived and living experiences of homelessness wrote poetry to reflect these experiences. These poems were compiled by Colleen Parsons from the John Howard Society. Please read and share below:
October 10th is our most important event of the year as we join with voices around the world to bring attention to the needs of those without a home. Please join us as we focus this year on remembering lives lost to the housing crisis in London.
Atlohsa’s Justice program has partnered with Indigenous
lawyer, Nicole Hill-Dolson to offer a FREE legal clinic EVERY TUESDAY from
1pm-4pm. Nicole is able to work with community members on ANY legal questions
Nicole has helped community members with CRIMINAL law which includes domestic violence charges, restraining orders, etc. She also specializes in ABORIGINAL law which includes every area of law that relates to the Indian Act such as divorces that happen on reserve, dividing estates on reserve land, immigration for Indigenous folks with status, and more.
Drop-in basis with snacks available. Childcare and bus tickets available for clients upon request.
Let’s work hard to make sure this is well-known in the community as cuts to Legal services offered by the province are happening daily and we will soon find community members with even less access to these services!
Please forward the following message to all of your agency contacts.
I will be presenting the attached message to the Community and Protective Services Committee on Monday, June 17th (not before 12:05pm). This message urges that the CAPS committee presents a motion to City Council for immediate action regarding the homeless situation that we are presently facing in London. If your organization agrees with this message, please email me (email@example.com) so that your organization’s name can be added to the list of organizations who agree that immediate action is necessary. I believe it is essential that we take a strong message forward, collectively. This is not a complicated message. It points no fingers. It asks only for action. Thank you for reading and, where possible, adding your name to the organizations who see the need for immediate action to help people find shelter and housing.
YOU ARE INVITED TO
PARTICIPATE IN THE COORDINATED ACCESS AND HOUSING FIRST COMMUNITY CONSULTATION
Note Speaker Jaime Rogers
Chronic Homelessness Is Possible”
Rogers from the Medicine Hat Community Housing Society is a leader in Medicine
Hat’s success in ending chronic homelessness. Jaime will share innovative and
practical approaches of Housing First and a coordinated approach to reduce and
Monday, June 3, 2019
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm: Lunch
12:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Presentation and
Western Fair, Carousel Room – 865
Florence Street, N5W 3V9
About the Community
Following the presentations, discussions
will be led to review draft strategies and to create actions for the next five
years for the Homeless Prevention and Housing Plan.