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News in Review - February 2020 Street Life: Canada's Homeless Crisis

You see them on the streets, under bridges and in doorways, but mostly we turn a blind eye to Canada’s homeless population. It’s a growing problem, especially in larger cities, and it’s becoming a crisis that our welfare system can’t keep up with. Shelters are full and the homeless end up trying to salvage an existence on the street. But ...
  • 2020
  • 00:16:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/28/2020

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CBC Books Canada Reads 2020: Jesse Thistle on From the Ashes

Métis-Cree writer Jesse Thistle talks about how our own story can emerge from getting the "small fragments of our experience" down on the page. In his memoir, From the Ashes: My Story of Being Métis, Homeless, and Finding My Way, Thistle describes how he transformed his life — from being homeless and struggling with addiction to winning awards in academia. ...
  • 2020
  • 00:05:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/27/2020

The National Teen photographer portrays homeless

Meet Leah Denbok, a 17-year-old photographer from Collingwood, Ontario. She spent three years walking the streets in Toronto, Barrie and Kitchener, as well as in New York City, capturing the lives of the homeless with her photos. Many of the portraits will be featured in her book, Nowhere to Call Home — Photographs and Stories of the Homeless, with all proceeds ...
  • 2017
  • 00:10:21
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/15/2017