homelessness

There are many misconceptions about why people are homeless. At Homeless Connect Toronto, one of our mission objectives is to raise awareness about homelessness issues. In doing so, we hope for a better future for our community - one where we can change so many of these misconceptions and make changes towards systemic issues that lead to and keep people homeless.

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I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.
— Maya Angelou

We have often hosted speaker series and documentary film screenings to highlight topics and issues relating to homelessness. Listed are some of our past events.

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“US AND THEM” DOCUMENTARY NIGHT - MAY 28, 2019

Co-hosted by the Homeless Connect Toronto and the Toronto Public Library, a free screening of the documentary “Us and Them” was shown to highlight the individual stories of four individuals experiencing homelessness in Victoria, BC and challenges our own stories of pain. A post-film Q&A with the director Krista provided insight on what each person can learn from homelessness.

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“the stairs” documentary night - June 6, 2018

Homeless Connect Toronto hosted a free screening of “The Stairs” documentary about harm reduction and homelessness in Toronto. A post-film Q&A, with Toronto-based director Hugh Gibson and lead film participant Marty, inspired the audience to more deeply understand what it means to persevere. Thanks Marty for sharing your inspirational story with us!

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(RE:)Connect SPEAKER SERIES - June 10, 2015

The Re:Connect event brought Cliff Higuchi, General Manager of the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton and Chair of Homeless Connect Edmonton, to share why its important for businesses to get involved in community initiatives like Homeless Connect Toronto.

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“home safe toronto” documentary night - december 5, 2013

Homeless Connect Toronto hosted a free screening of the “Home Safe Toronto”, the second film in the SkyWorks Home Safe documentary series, which highlights how Canadian families with children live with the threat and the reality of homelessness. Following the flim, Dawn Marie from “Voices from the Street” shared her own personal story about the struggles she had to overcome homelessness.