When will poverty no longer exist in Canada?

by emilyboiteux on January 27, 2017 - 10:40am

Homelessness has been an issue in Canada for a long time and it seems to be worsening. The rise of homeless families has increased by half in the past 10 years. The article "Canada Experiencing Alarming Growth in Child Homelessness" was written by André Picard, published by the Globe and Mail on February 15 2016. The article comes from a reliable source since André Picard is well-known journalist who has been working for the globe and mail for the past 30 years and has won many prestigious journalism awards such as the Michener Award for Meritorious Public Service Journalism. 

The article discusses how children who are currently homeless has been on the rise in Canada because of issues like poverty. Children who are homeless are having a hard time getting health care and education which could have a severe impact on them for the rest of their lives. Homeless youth are facing issues such as mal nutrition and having a safe environment to live. The article mentions how 1 out of 7 children are facing homelessness and how children who are homeless are more likely to face mental issues such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, and anxiety disorders. 

Homelessness is an issue that can affect everyone, no one is completely safe from becoming homeless. Even though homelessness is a problem there are simple things that everyone can do to help end it. Donating a few dollars to organizations like Raising the Roof or Habitat for Humanity will give money to families who are struggling financially or who are homeless to help give them a chance to have a better life.  





Very interesting and well written summary of the article from a reliable source. It is a brief summary with a lot of important content, it clearly emphasize on the effects faced by youth because of the phenomenon of homelessness. As for the solutions concerning the issue, a senior editor on The Huffington Post wrote an article concerning the fact that we can prevent and stop homelessness with $46 dollars per year, which is another interesting solution besides those that you mentioned. It is also important to informed yourself before donating, in order to be sure that the organism helps children who are homeless.
Sources: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/08/13/housing-first-federal-election_...

The information that you summarized from the article was well done as you cut to the chase and simply highlighted the main point of the article which is the consequences that the homeless experience in their situation. Also, the numbers that you added to emphasize the seriousness of the issue succeeds in making the reader feel a sense of urgency and to help by donating.
To strengthen your post, you could have added the various reasons to why people are homeless which can make the readers be more understanding to their situation and be aware of the other reasons to their homelessness.
To add more information to your post and issue, I'll leave a link an article that discusses the same issue but in New York which add more information about the homeless and show that it's an issue that happens even in the Big Apple!
Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/06/nyregion/young-and-homeless-in-new-yo...

Homelessness is a serious issue that needs to be discussed. Thank you bring up this critical problem. There is the NDG Food Depot is a community-based non-profit organization is about helping the people in this region who are struggling to put food on the table or putting healthy on the table, as well as providing food to those in need like the homeless. Their mission is to “improving food security for people with insufficient income, increasing access to healthy food, alleviating social isolation and fostering social integration of all community members, and educating the public at large about issues of poverty and hunger.” ("NDG Food Depot," n.d.). Their core values are growth, justice, and security. The projects that they are working on currently are working on is “Dine Out. Do Good.”; which is all the restaurants that partnered with them will be donating 100% of their food sales that evening in support of Healthy Food programs in low-income communities. They welcome new volunteers to help with all the different projects. The volunteering jobs offered are depot volunteer, food prep and cooking, distribution, intake and registration, information and referral, market, cooking workshops, children’s animation, reception, driving, one-time volunteering opportunities, and group volunteering. On the website, the hours available for different types of volunteers and if you would like to become a volunteer you can contact them by telephone at (514) 483-4680 or email at benevole@depotndg.org. Also, their website is http://www.depotndg.org/en/.

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I am a first year student at Champlain College of Saint-Lambert. I hope to see that the next world leaders that are elected will be fair to their people and put there needs first and help make a change in the world and not destroy it