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
For further information:
For further information: Emily Paradis, Research Manager, CUCS at Cities
Centre, (416) 978-1345, email@example.com; Raine Liliefeldt, Marketing and
Media Coordinator, YWCA Toronto, (416) 961-8100 x 326,