Homelessness

I support homeless shelters. That are far, far away from where I live. Which Toronto do we want to be? Which Toronto do we want to be?

Why address men’s homelessness?

Because homeless men are among the most vulnerable residents in our city, the way we tackle housing them needs to change. Instead of traditional shelter models, we are moving forward with a housing and services model that provides enhanced support to men experiencing homelessness. This means men can receive more personalized and focused support as they begin the process of rebuilding their lives. Services will also be delivered in a way that engages and enriches communities across our city. The first step is one that we all must take – do we want to include our most vulnerable, or ignore them? Which Toronto do we want to be?

Toronto’s men who are experiencing homelessness, by the numbers:

85% of those in Toronto experiencing outdoor homelessness are male.

4,434

4,434 men, women and children are using our emergency shelter system on an average night. 68% are male.

93% of people who are experiencing homelessness want a permanent home.

Community Conversations:

Join our virtual town hall discussion!

Starting May 11th, the Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness (TAEH) will host an online town hall discussion. We will continue these virtual town halls for four weeks. Join in to share your thoughts, ask questions and talk with TAEH members, people with lived experience of homelessness and other leaders in our city on this issue. We will also discuss the recent #TorontoForAll campaign TAEH is a part of.

Details of who will be taking part in each town hall will be available on the website, as people are confirmed. Updates on specific town halls will be shared with people who register – so please make sure to do this if you are interested and want to stay in the know! Each town hall will be recorded and available for download.

Register now for the town halls!

May 11, 2017 at 1:00 PM EDT
May 17, 2017 at 8:00 PM EDT
May 24, 2017 at 8:00 PM EDT
May 31, 2017 at 12:00 PM EDT

Resources

For more information and resources, please visit taeh.ca