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October 10 is World Homeless Day @StMikesHospital is one of the leaders in Toronto’s battle against homelessness.
March 24th, 2017

Homelessness is not declining in Canada, despite 10-year plans in several major cities, and is actually growing among specific groups such as families, youth and seniors in some cities, a new research report concludes. A report last year says a comprehensive national housing and homelessness plan is urgently needed to replace the existing patchwork of federal and provincial programs and modest, short-term funding.

“Cities are woefully underfunded by senior levels of government when it comes to ending homelessness and they have limited jurisdiction and authority over the key drivers of homelessness and precarious housing in Canada,” said Dr. Stephen Hwang, director of the Centre for Urban Health Solutions of St. Michael’s Hospital.  Read more http://www.stmichaelshospital.com/media/detail.php?source=hospital_news/2016/1010

About St. Michael's Hospital

St. Michael’s Hospital provides compassionate care to all who enter its doors. The hospital also provides outstanding medical education to future health care professionals in 27 academic disciplines. Critical care and trauma, heart disease, neurosurgery, diabetes, cancer care, care of the homeless and global health are among the hospital’s recognized areas of expertise. Through the Keenan Research Centre and the Li Ka Shing International Healthcare Education Centre, which make up the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, research and education at St. Michael's Hospital are recognized and make an impact around the world. Founded in 1892, the hospital is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto.

 

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