Instead of staying home watching TV, Monday, September 17, around 20 people gathered for a De-Escalation Training session at a Bloorcourt Village coffee shop. Priyanka Sheth, Program Director at the not-for-profit organization Sistering, gave tips, techniques on how to de-escalate a situation of an encounter with a homeless person,... Read more
“It’s a ‘problem’ that we’re finally talking about,” says Steven Gaetz, the director of the Homeless Hub.
The problem Gaetz is referring to is homelessness. But not everyone views homeless people as a “problem.”Read more
As I made my way towards St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church located in the heart of downtown Kitchener, I found myself thinking about the handful of times I had been there. Just under six years ago, I briefly volunteered for Out of the Cold (OOTC), a programme that feeds, provides... Read more