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Toronto Disaster Relief Committee

Monthly Homeless Memorial

Join us at the monthly homeless memorial vigil. We meet on the second Tuesday of every month at 12 noon, outside the Church of the Holy Trinity, just behind the Eaton Centre. We remember all those who have died on the streets of Toronto as a result of homelessness. A free lunch is served inside the church after the vigil. For more information email Greg Cook, gregc@sanctuarytoronto.ca.
More info:  www.holytrinitytoronto.org/wp/justice-work/homeless-memorial/

The 600th name
Bruce McLeod

December 8, 2009, at Toronto’s Homeless Memorial, on the occasion of adding the 600th name.

Ending homelessness 
in Toronto

The Blueprint to End Homelessness by Michael Shapcott and the Wellesley Institute provides a detailed history, an overview and costed solutions to Toronto's housing crisis.

Spring Offensive

by Beric German. Commentary editorial on Canada's role in the war.

Resolution: End Homelessness in Canada

Shelter Inspection Report: a Report of Conditions in Toronto's Shelter System (released in May 2003)

After 14 years of advocacy, activism and action, Toronto Disaster Relief Committee (TDRC) is closing.
Click here for a synopsis of our work.

Toronto Star, June 8, 2012:
Toronto Disaster Relief Committee folds after 14 years of spotlighting homeless
pdf version

 

Media – please call and leave a message with Jon Alexander 416-805-4332

Students – please use the extensive resources on our website first before contacting any of the individuals and groups below.
 
Email torontodisasterrelief@gmail.com. We will reply to you ASAP.
 
If you have questions about housing issues in Toronto please contact Ann Fitzpatrick from the Housing Action Now (HAN) network at 416-924-4640, ext. 3482. You can email her at amfitzpatrick@torontocas.ca 
 
If you have a question about a provincial or national housing issue, please contact Michael Shapcott, co-chair of the National Housing and Homelessness Network (NHHN) at 416-972-1010, ext. 231. You can email him at michael@wellesleyinstitute.com Website: http://wellesleyinstitute.com
 

This website will be update regularly.

Disaster Declaration 1998

TDRC's 1998 National Disaster Declaration (English and French)

TDRC's 1998 State of Emergency Declaration (HTML)

TDRC's 1998 State of Emergency Declaration (pdf)

Homelessness & Advocacy for National Action - 1998

News

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UNHEARD VOICES, produced by Mike Yam and the Toronto Disaster Relief Committee, is a film that follows the footsteps and voices of seven homeless people who have spent years on the streets of Toronto.

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Michael Shapcott has released an Ontario election primer with recommendations for housing needs.

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The Street Health Report 2007 finds homeless people in Toronto experience more violence and many are in poor health.

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Download the Summer 2007 edition of the Disaster Post, the newsletter of Toronto Disaster Relief Committee.

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A new study puts the cost of homelessness in Canada at $49.5 billion over the past decade. See the report by Gordon Laird for the Sheldon Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership.

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Monitor our ongoing work about heat emergencies in our Killer Heat section.

Tanya Gulliver's deputation.

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The National Anti-Poverty Organization (NAPO) opposes the Harper Government's plan to implement a $725 million tax cut.

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Toronto Homeless Memorial Website

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"Dying for a Home" A new book by Cathy Crowe

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Ontario budget 2007: Thanks for the thoughts, but where's the money? - Michael Shapcott

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Watch this video to learn about the failure of New York City's homelessness strategy, an approach now being tried in Toronto

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New housing and homelessness online resource: wiki

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Want to know what has TDRC been up to recently? Check out our list of 2006 achievements! 

 

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TDRC supports the statement issued by the Assembly of First Nations in June 2007. It proposes a plan to respond to the crisis in First Nations communities in Canada. See the statement.

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Street Count  - The City has completed its Street Needs Assessment. Results were presented to Council in July 2006 and passed.

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Atkinson Fellowship Award winner, Cathy Crowe's webpage on her work around national homelessness issues.