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IN THE MEDIA: Governments are missing the point on how to end homelessness

IN THE MEDIA: Governments are missing the point on how to end homelessness

"Sometimes we miss the point about what the problem is and what we should be doing about it,” says Stephen Gaetz, president of the York University-based Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, one of the largest research institutes on the issue in the country. “We make all this investment in warehousing people, yet we know from research that it creates pathways to worsening life conditions.”

IN THE MEDIA: As election campaigns hustle to get out the vote, homeless voters are often forgotten

IN THE MEDIA: As election campaigns hustle to get out the vote, homeless voters are often forgotten

"We pride ourselves as a democracy on wanting to ensure that all citizens can vote and when people experience barriers to voting then we have a problem, because they're not able to exercise their democratic rights," said Stephen Gaetz, president of the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness.