In other words, when you know about an issue, you can care about it. And when you care about it, you can take action on it. Homelessness is an issue that has always been on my radar. When you live in or travel to a big city, you see it. As I prepared to launch FeedTO this year, I read up on the state of homelessness in Toronto. It is not light reading. The factors, statistics and the real stories have really impacted me and it has given me even more reason, even more motivation, for what I’m going to do about it.
Here is a snapshot of some of what I’ve learned. As our awareness grows together, we can be agents for change together.
Note: These are great resources if you want to learn more about the current issues and state of homelessness in Toronto.
** No Fixed Address, TORONTO LIFE
**** Toronto Street Needs Assessment 2018 Highlights Slide Deck, CITY OF TORONTO
***** Fred Victor