Media Advisory - "Better Off in a Shelter?" Press Conference



    TORONTO, July 22 /CNW/ - A new study by Centre for Urban and Community
Studies at the Cities Centre, University of Toronto has found conditions for
low-income families are often so bad, lone mothers and children are, in some
ways, "better off" in shelters than in their own homes.

    
    What:    Launch of the study "Better Off in a Shelter? A Year of
             Homelessness and Housing among Status Immigrant, Non-Status
             Migrant, and Canadian-Born Families
             Panelists will discuss what can be done to ensure that women and
             children are always "better off" housed than homeless.

    When:    Thursday, 24 July, 2008 at 10am

    Where:   YWCA Toronto, 80 Woodlawn Ave. E.
             Off Yonge, between Summerhill and St. Clair Ave.

    Who:     Study Participants
             David Hulchanski, Principal Investigator
             Emily Paradis, Lead Author
             Bernitta Hawkins, Executive Director, Red Door Family Shelter
             Soheila Pashang, Rights of Non-Status Women Network
    

    The full report is available for download at www.urbancentre.utoronto.ca
and www.ywcatoronto.org





For further information:

For further information: Emily Paradis, Research Manager, CUCS at Cities
Centre, (416) 978-1345, e.paradis@utoronto.ca; Raine Liliefeldt, Marketing and
Media Coordinator, YWCA Toronto, (416) 961-8100 x 326,
rliliefeldt@ywcatoronto.org

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CENTRE FOR URBAN AND COMMUNITY STUDIES AT THE CITIES CENTRE, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

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