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Death on the Streets of Canada



I Introduction
II Death on the streets of Canada. Déjà vu.
III Conclusion and calls to action
IV Resources

A version of this feature originally appeared in a blog written by Cathy Crowe on ( The conclusion and resources have been provided by Tanya Gulliver-Garcia.

I Introduction

Planning and Integration Specialist, South West Local Health Integration Network


London, Ontario
Deadline August 9, 2012

The South West Local Health Integration Network  (LHIN), is one of 14 local organizations that have been created in Ontario to plan, coordinate and fund local health services, including hospitals, community care access centres (CCACs), long-term care homes, community health centres (CHCs), community support service agencies, and mental health and addictions agencies. The office of the South West LHIN is located in London, Ontario.

Health status and resources of rural homeless women and children


The purpose of this research is to describe the health status and health resources for women and children who are homeless in a Midwestern rural community. A group of 31 rural homeless women in a shelter participated in the study by answering questions on the Rural Homeless Interview developed by the investigators. The findings revealed higher than expected rates of illness, accidents, and adverse life events, with the incidence of substance abuse and mental illness being comparable to data from other homeless populations.

Integrated Health Services for Women Who Are Homeless and At Risk of Homelessness: The Situation in Ontario


I Introduction

II Background

III Process

IV Findings

V Obtaining the Report

--by Carolyn Whitzman, PhD, Faculty of Architecture, Building, and Planning

University of Melbourne, and Deborah Hierlihy, MA, Oriole Research and Design Inc.,

Acknowledgements: The authors would like to thank the other members of the research team, Dr. Stephen Hwang (St. Michael's Hospital Inner City Health Research Unit) and Alison Hamilton (Family Services of Haliburton County).

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