Does permanent funding of these programs imply that the our most vulnerable friends are being condemned to mats? “The Out of the Cold program … was started more than three decades ago as an emergency or stopgap solution, but has since become almost a de facto shelter system.”
Or does a permanent funding mean that we can save the desperate advocacy needed each winter to prevent freezing? There will be opportunities for survivors to work to provide for the short term desperate needs and to work for better housing that we deserve as residents—under an accessibility and inclusionary view.
Check out the Toronto Star article by Emily Mathieu November 22, 2018 //bit.ly/2rafaGM Photo: (RICK MADONIK / TORONTO STAR)