Monday, September 15, 2008

This Thursday, September 18, the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) is holding a public meeting to criticize the City of Toronto's 'Streets to Homes' program. Details are below.

Sept 18: Public Meeting on Streets To Homes‏:
Thursday, September 18th
CNH - 349 Ontario St.
(Between Dundas and Gerrard)
BBQ at 11:30
Meeting at noon
The City of Toronto claims that it is dealing with homelessness through the "success" of it's "Streets to Homes" program. In reality, this is not true. People are in serious trouble as they struggle to survive. Things are not okay.
Streets to Homes has helped to legitimize the displacement of poor people by telling the public that people are being housed. But people aren't being housed - they are being abandoned. Many of the units people are stuck in do not meet basic legal standards for repair and are far away from meals and services. At the same time, the City has been gutting shelter beds, meals, drop-ins and attacking people on the street with police.
We are calling for a public debate on "Streets to Homes" and the City's dismal response to homelessness and poverty in Toronto. The Ontario Coalition Against Poverty has invited Mayor Miller, and other City officials to attend this public meeting and to a debate on Streets to Homes.
Come out and have your say.
For more information contact OCAP at 416-925-6939 or

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