On the Way Home is a podcast that brings together the voices and issues involved in ending homelessness in Canada.
Lorraine Lam has spent the last decade hanging out and working with Sanctuary, a community in the heart of Toronto that seeks to particularly value individuals who live in the margins of society. These individuals often bear the brunt of the weight of systemic oppression, including homelessness, stigma, and more. Her friendships at Sanctuary have changed her life and her hope is for others to experience the same kind of transformational relationships.
Featured Episode 01
In order to solve youth homelessness, young people experiencing it or aging out of the foster care system must be at the table where solutions are being discussed. Nicholas Ridiculous shares his lived experience and Michelle German, Vice President of Policy and Strategy at WoodGreen Community Services, talks about their critical new report, New Housing Models for Youth Transitioning Out of Care, a Solutions Lab Roadmap. As Nicholas notes, there are lots of reports but we must act to end youth homelessness!
Featured Episode 02
David Ireland has been a housing advocate all his working life, from local authorities to government, to media and charities. Now he’s the Chief Executive of World Habitat based in the UK, whose vision is “a world where everyone has a safe and secure home in a successful community.” World Habitat recently released a report about how organizations across Europe worked together to save lives during the pandemic, and supported people’s journey out of homelessness.
Featured Episode 03
Laural Raine is Director of Service Planning & Integrity at Shelter, Support and Housing Administration with the City of Toronto. Recently, the city released its shelter system data publicly to inform solutions to homelessness. Every month, the data is updated and the city is expanding on the data it collects. Hear more about why transparency and data are key pillars to ending homelessness.