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March 27, 2003
Media Advisory: Forum to focus on housing and homelessness among immigrants and refugees in Toronto
  
At a one-day forum sponsored by the Government of Canada and the City of
Toronto, researchers and professionals in the shelter and housing fields will
share best practices and focus on collective solutions to enhance services for
homeless refugees and immigrants in Toronto.

The Informal Housing Network Project will launch "Living on Ragged Edges:
Absolute and Hidden Homelessness Among Latin Americans and Muslims in West
Central Toronto," a holistic study of homelessness issues faced by these
populations that also includes many innovative recommendations.

"Best Practices for Working with Homeless Immigrants and Refugees," presented
by Access Alliance Multicultural Community Health Centre, will document issues
and opportunities for enhancing services for homeless immigrants and refugees.

"The First Contact Project," developed by the Toronto Region Canadian Red Cross
in conjunction with the Joint Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration
and Settlement (CERIS), will provide an assessment of resources for refugees,
and includes a new service based on the findings.

Date: Friday, March 28
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Location: Metro Hall, 55 John Street


Media Contact
Wilhelmina Peter, CERIS
416-946-5351

 

 

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