Tag Archives: homelessness

Housing and homelessness: a community tipping point?

May 4, 2014

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There is an emerging thought leadership on the issue of housing and homelessness in Guelph that is very exciting and led by many passionate people. Housing and homelessness are complex issues not simply because of the many sectors that have some level of shared accountability for addressing them but also because the housing sector is impacted […]

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Youth Emergency Shelter

July 26, 2011

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The City of Guelph has a partnership with Wyndham House to run a Youth Emergency Shelter.  I just received Wyndham House’s Annual Report.  The shelter served 105 youth in 2010 with 26 transferred to independent living and 30 returning home.  The average length of stay was 6 days.  Wyndham House also runs Outreach and Skill Building […]

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Large Urban Mayors Meet

August 25, 2008

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I attended the joint meeting of mayors from large urban centres (LUMCO) and regional chairs (MARCO) yesterday. The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Jim Watson, was present to update the group on a number of items. Key issues of concern raised by members of the group included: Housing – the lack of  funding in […]

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