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Episode 38
Measuring a community’s social capital
Release Date: October 21, 2021

United Way Greater Toronto released two reports on social capital. The studies assess how much residents trust their neighbours and institutions; how extensive and satisfying their social connections are; how civically engaged they are; and how they feel about their safety and services. While the results are encouraging, social capital is inequitably distributed: those with lower incomes and less financial security face greater barriers. We hear from UWGT’s Christine Hill and Isabel Cascante.

Previous Episodes

Featured Episode 01

Episode 37
Dr. Naheed Dosani
Release Date: October 14, 2021

Dr. Naheed Dosani is a palliative care physician who cares for homeless and vulnerably housed individuals with dignity and compassion, whether in a shelter or on the street. A transformative experience providing care to a Toronto homeless man at the end of his life motivated him to develop Palliative Education And Care for the Homeless (PEACH). The program provides community-based hospice palliative care to people regardless of their housing status or factors such as poverty or substance use.

Featured Episode 02

Episode 36
Housing Professionals Mentorship Program
Release Date: October 7, 2021

The Housing Professionals Mentorsip Program is a CSAE award-winning program designed to provide education, mentorship, and networking opportunities for the housing leaders of today and tomorrow. It’s designed to foster innovation and growth in the sector. Hear from Jacob Gorenkoff from the Canadian Housing & Renewal Association, and Mary Clarke from the Chartered Institute of Housing Canada.

Featured Episode 03

Episode 35
New pan-Canadian survey on women’s homelessness
Release Date: September 30, 2021

Kaitlin Schwan and Khulud Baig from the Women’s National Housing and Homelessness Network and authors of a new report, The Pan-Canadian Women’s Housing and Homelessness Survey released Sept. 29, talk to us about the chilling results. This is the largest and first-ever national survey of women experiencing homelessness and housing need in Canada. The report includes key recommendations for governments to address the systemic barriers and issues facing this population.

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On the Way Home” (I was the first guest of the podcast’s predecessor “Out Of The Blue”) is a wonderfully informative podcast on homelessness and the issues surrounding it. Great care is taken when speaking with those with lived and living homelessness experience, as well as world experts. Rarely does one come across a podcast with such depth and production value. I highly recommend.

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Best Selling Canadian Author, Indigenous Rights Advocate

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Mayor of Edmonton

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Transitional Director at San Francisco Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing

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